Contemporary Jewish Religious Thought

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9780029060407: Contemporary Jewish Religious Thought

A collection of 140 essays by renowned figures on the fundamental concepts, beliefs and movements in historical and contemporary Jewish thought. Charity, chosen people, death, culture, family, freedom, history, love, immortality, myth, prayer, science, tradition and Torah are among the subjects addressed in this handbook of Jewish experience and thought. Renowned contributors include Gershon Cohen, Emmanuel Rackman, Susannah Heschel, Jacob Neusner, Nahum N.Glatzer, Adin Steinsalz, Arthur Waskow and David Hartman.

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This massive collection contains 140 short essays on major aspects of Jewish belief and practice, specially commissioned from some of the most distinguished contemporary Jewish thinkers and scholars. No one ideology is given preferencethese essays reflect the entire spectrum of Jewish belief, from orthodoxy to secularismand the subjects include Bible criticism, conservative Judaism, feminism, Torah, Talmud, ethics, liturgy, and mysticism. A useful glossary is included. Despite its steep price this excellent book is unequivocally recommended for all Judaica collections because of the evident need for contemporary material on Jewish theological thought. Not only scholars but general readers will profit from this superb anthology. Robert A. Silver, Shaker Heights P.L., Ohio
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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