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1st Edition

Introduction to Jewish Ethics

ISBN 9780132388900
Published March 7, 2003 by Routledge
228 Pages

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Book Description

For courses in Religion, Judaism and Ethics. This text offers an overview of the Jewish ethical tradition as it has evolved from biblical times to the present. Provides an overview of the central beliefs of classical Judaism and the ways in which these frame traditional Jewish approaches to issues in ethics, both theoretical and practical.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Preparing for the Journey.  1. Religion, Ethics and Religious Ethics.  2. Judaism and Jewish Ethics.  3. Sources of Jewish Ethics.  4. Contours of Jewish Moral Life.  5. Foundations of Moral Obligation in Judaism.  6. Jewish Ethics in Modern Times.  7. Three Case Studies: Continuity and Diversity in Contemporary Jewish Ethics.  Conclusion: Learning the Language of Jewish Ethics.  Notes.  Glossary.  Suggestions for Further Reading.  Index.

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