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Between Mysticism and Philosophy
Between Mysticism and Philosophy (May 2000)
Sufi Language of Religious Experience in Judah Ha-Levi's Kuzari
Diana Lobel - Author

A revealing study of this important medieval Jewish poet and his relation to Islamic thought.

Judah Ha-Levi (1075-1141), a medieval Jewish poet, mystic, and sophisticated critic of the rationalistic tradition in Judaism, is the focus of this ground-breaking study. Diana Lobel examines his influential philosophical dialogue, Sefer ha-Kuzari, written in Arabic and later translated into Hebrew, which broke rel...(Read More)
 
 
Ninety-Two Poems and Hymns of Yehuda Halevi
Ninety-Two Poems and Hymns of Yehuda Halevi (May 2000)
Franz Rosenzweig - Author
Thomas Kovach - Translator
Eva Jospe - Translator
Gilya Gerda Schmidt - Translator
Richard A. Cohen - Edited and with an introduction by

Through translation and commentary, this book presents the final visionary statements of the German-Jewish philosopher Franz Rosenzweig.
This is the first publication in English of Franz Rosenzweig's 1927 translation of and commentaries on ninety-two poems and hymns of the greatest medieval "singer of Zion," Yehuda Halevi (born circa 1080). Franz Rosenzweig (1886-1929) is widely recognized as one of the greatest Jewish philosophers of the...(Read More)
 
 
Reviewing the Covenant
Reviewing the Covenant (March 2000)
Eugene B. Borowitz and the Postmodern Renewal of Jewish Theology
Peter Ochs - Editor
Eugene B. Borowitz - With

This major intellectual response to the leading theologian of liberal Judaism provides a significant indication of future directions in Jewish religious thought.

In Reviewing the Covenant, six Jewish philosophers--and one Christian colleague--respond to the work of the renowned Jewish theologian Eugene B. Borowitz, one of the leading figures in the movement of "postmodern" Jewish philosophy and theology. The title recalls Borowi...(Read More)
 
 
Time Matters
Time Matters (February 2000)
Time, Creation, and Cosmology in Medieval Jewish Philosophy
T.M. Rudavsky - Author

Traces the development of the concepts of time, cosmology, and creation in medieval Jewish philosophy.

Despite the importance of time and cosmology to Western thought, surprisingly little attention has been paid to these issues in histories of Jewish philosophy. Focusing on how medieval philosophers constructed a philosophical theology that was sensitive to religious constraints and yet also incorporated compelling elements of science ...(Read More)
 
 
Maimonides' Political Thought
Maimonides' Political Thought (May 1999)
Studies in Ethics, Law, and the Human Ideal
Howard Kreisel - Author

Examines Maimonides' political thought in light of his medieval Aristotelian and Jewish sources.

This book presents a series of studies that cover a wide range of issues relating to Maimonides' political thought, including the basis for political and ethical knowledge; the notion of the "good"; imitatio Dei; apparent contradictions in his position on ethics; the conception of God that he attempts to inculcate to ...(Read More)
 
 
Hope for Our Time
Hope for Our Time (April 1999)
Key Trends in the Thought of Martin Buber
Avraham Shapira - Author
Jeffrey M. Green - Translator

In this book, Avraham Shapira traces the history of Buber's ideas and locates underlying structures which unite Buber's thought. Ultimately, Hope for Our Time shows the connection between Buber's philosophy and his spiritual biography.

"Martin Buber remains one of the truly important religious teachers of the twentieth century. His 'philosophy of dialogue' and his commitment to personal encounter with the Other have had great impact o...(Read More)
 
 
Past Imperatives
Past Imperatives (August 1998)
Studies in the History and Theory of Jewish Ethics
Louis E. Newman - Author

Explores central questions in the history and theory of Jewish ethics, namely, the relationship between ethics and law, the relationship between ethics and theology, and the problems and prospects for constructing a contemporary Jewish ethic.

Past Imperatives explores the nature and development of Jewish ethics by analyzing three important sets of issues: the relationship between Jewish law and ethics, the relatio...(Read More)
 
 
Problems and Parables of Law
Problems and Parables of Law (July 1998)
Maimonides and Nahmanides on Reasons for the Commandments (Ta'amei Ha-Mitzvot)
Josef Stern - Author

A rigorous analysis of Maimonides' and Nahmanides' explanations of the Mosaic commandments that challenges received notions of the relation between these two seminal thinkers.

A central topic in medieval Jewish philosophy and thought was the explanation of the Mosaic commandments. From Philo and Saadiah on, thinkers sought to uncover "reasons for the commandments" (ta'amei ha-mitzvot) both to demonstra...(Read More)
 
 
Speaking/Writing of God
Speaking/Writing of God (May 1997)
Jewish Philosophical Reflections on the Life with Others
Michael Oppenheim - Author

Identifies and examines the central insights of Franz Rosenzweig and Emmanuel Levinas concerning the religious dimensions of the relationships between persons and extends these insights in order to explore the relevance of religious language to speak of post-Holocaust Jewish life, the critique of the tradition by feminist Jewish philosophers and theologians, and the challenges of religious pluralism.

"This book offers the best teaching jo...(Read More)
 
 
Jewish Philosophy and the Crisis of Modernity
Jewish Philosophy and the Crisis of Modernity (April 1997)
Essays and Lectures in Modern Jewish Thought
Leo Strauss - Author
Kenneth Hart Green - Edited and with an introduction by

Explores the impact on Jews and Judaism of the crisis of modernity, analyzing modern Jewish dilemmas and providing a prescription for their resolution.

This is the first book to bring together the major essays and lectures of Leo Strauss in the field of modern Jewish thought. It contains some of his most famous published writings, as well as significant writings which were previously unpublished. Spanning almost 30 years...(Read More)
 
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