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Maimonides and His Heritage
Maimonides and His Heritage (January 2009)
Idit Dobbs-Weinstein - Editor
Lenn E. Goodman - Editor
James Allen Grady - Editor

Examines the Jewish philosopher’s influence on theology, philosophy, medicine, and law, and his impact on later thinkers.

This volume celebrates the depth and breadth of Jewish philosopher Moses Maimonides’ (1138–1204) achievements. The essays gathered here explore the rich diversity of a heritage that extends over eight hundred years, beginning with Maimonides’ historical context; ranging...(Read More)
Zionism (July 2007)
Past and Present
Nathan Rotenstreich - Author

Traces the dialectical connections between Zionism’s past and present.

In Zionism, the late Nathan Rotenstreich traces the dialectical connections between Zionism’s past and present based on his contention that the Jewish nation comprises both the State of Israel and the Diaspora. He also addresses relations between both Israel and the Diaspora, on the one hand, and Israel and the Arab worl...(Read More)
The Talmud's Theological Language-Game
The Talmud's Theological Language-Game (April 2006)
A Philosophical Discourse Analysis
Eugene B. Borowitz - Author

Analyzes the structure and logic of aggadic discourse in the Talmud.

In this pioneering effort, noted Jewish philosopher Eugene B. Borowitz opens up the rules by which the language-game of aggadic discourse is carried on in the Talmud, the foundational document of rabbinic and all later Judaism. These findings are compared with the aggadah (the realm in which almost all explicit statements about classic Jewish reli...(Read More)
The Philosopher-King in Medieval and Renaissance Jewish Political Thought
The Philosopher-King in Medieval and Renaissance Jewish Political Thought (October 2002)
Abraham Melamed - Author
Lenn E. Goodman - Edited with a foreword by

Illustrates Plato’s theory of the philosopher-king in the context of medieval and Renaissance Jewish thought.

This original treatment of medieval and Renaissance Jewish thinkers expands the scope of Jewish philosophy and adds new depth to our understanding of Jewish culture of the period. While medieval Christian political philosophy was based on Aristotle’s Politics, Muslim and Jewish philosophy adh...(Read More)
Jewish Themes in Spinoza's Philosophy
Jewish Themes in Spinoza's Philosophy (May 2002)
Heidi M. Ravven - Editor
Lenn E. Goodman - Editor

Explores Jewish aspects of Spinoza's philosophy from a wide variety of perspectives.

Breaking new ground in the study of Spinoza's philosophy, the essays in this volume explore the extent to which Spinoza may be considered a Jewish thinker. The rich diversity of Spinoza scholarship today is represented here by a wide range of intellectual methods and scholarly perspectives—from Jewish philosophy and history,...(Read More)
Maimonides and the Hermeneutics of Concealment
Maimonides and the Hermeneutics of Concealment (April 2002)
Deciphering Scripture and Midrash in The Guide of the Perplexed
James Arthur Diamond - Author

Winner of the Nachman Sokol-Mollie Halberstadt Prize in Biblical/Rabbinic Scholarship from the Canadian Jewish Book Awards Committee

Examines how Maimonides integrates scriptural and rabbinic literature into his magnum opus, The Guide of the Perplexed.

Maimonides and the Hermeneutics of Concealment demonstrates the type of hermeneutic that the medieval Jewish philosopher Moses Maimon...(Read More)
The Fence and the Neighbor
The Fence and the Neighbor (November 2000)
Emmanuel Levinas, Yeshayahu Leibowitz, and Israel among the Nations
Adam Zachary Newton - Author

Reviews the potentially complementary albeit sharp differences between two important contemporary Jewish philosophers.

The Fence and the Neighbor traces the contours of two thinkers, Emmanuel Levinas and Yeshayahu Leibowitz, who crossed the divide between Talmud and philosophy "proper." Adam Zachary Newton shows how the question of nationalism that has so long haunted Western philosophy--the question of ...(Read More)
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)
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)
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