Religion: Philosophy of Judaism

  • Charity in Rabbinic Judaism: Atonement, Rewards, and Righteousness book cover

    Charity in Rabbinic Judaism

    Atonement, Rewards, and Righteousness, 1st Edition

    By Alyssa M. Gray

    Studying the many ideas about how giving charity atones for sin and other rewards in late antique rabbinic literature, this volume contains many, varied, and even conflicting ideas, as the multiplicity must be recognized and allowed expression. Topics include the significance of the rabbis’ use of…

    Hardback – 2019-05-31
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    Routledge Jewish Studies Series

  • Ethical Monotheism: A Philosophy of Judaism book cover

    Ethical Monotheism

    A Philosophy of Judaism, 1st Edition

    By Ehud Benor

    The term Ethical Monotheism is an important marker in Judaism’s tumultuous transition into the modern era. The term emerged in the context of culture-wars concerning the question of whether or not Jews could or should become emancipated citizens of modern European states. It appeared in arguments…

    Hardback – 2017-12-19
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    Routledge Jewish Studies Series

  • The Role of Contradictions in Spinoza's Philosophy: The God-intoxicated heretic book cover

    The Role of Contradictions in Spinoza's Philosophy

    The God-intoxicated heretic, 1st Edition

    By Yuval Jobani

    Spinoza is commonly perceived as the great metaphysician of coherence. The Euclidean manner in which he presented his philosophy in the Ethics has led readers to assume they are facing a strict and consistent philosophical system that necessarily follows from itself. As opposed to the prevailing…

    Hardback – 2016-02-01
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    Routledge Jewish Studies Series

  • Modern Gnosis and Zionism: The Crisis of Culture, Life Philosophy and Jewish National Thought book cover

    Modern Gnosis and Zionism

    The Crisis of Culture, Life Philosophy and Jewish National Thought, 1st Edition

    By Yotam Hotam

    In the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, the German intellectual world was challenged by a growing distrust in the rational ideals of the enlightenment, and consequently by a belief in the existence of a radical ‘cultural crisis’. One response to this crisis was the emergence of ‘Life…

    Hardback – 2012-10-16
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    Routledge Jewish Studies Series

  • Rabbinic Theology and Jewish Intellectual History: The Great Rabbi Loew of Prague book cover

    Rabbinic Theology and Jewish Intellectual History

    The Great Rabbi Loew of Prague, 1st Edition

    Edited by Meir Seidler

    Rabbi Loew (the Maharal) of Prague remains one of the most influential and prolific Jewish thinkers of his time. Widely considered one of the fathers of Hassidic thought and a harbinger of Modern Jewish philosophy, his life and work have retained their influence and remain prevalent today. Adopting…

    Hardback – 2012-08-13
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    Routledge Jewish Studies Series

  • War and Peace in Jewish Tradition: From the Biblical World to the Present book cover

    War and Peace in Jewish Tradition

    From the Biblical World to the Present, 1st Edition

    Edited by Yigal Levin, Amnon Shapira

    The transition between the reality of war and a hope for peace has accompanied the Jewish people since biblical times. However, the ways in which both concepts are understood have changed many times over the ages, and both have different implications for an independent nation in its own land than…

    Hardback – 2011-12-21
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    Routledge Jewish Studies Series

  • Maimonides' Guide for the Perplexed: Silence and Salvation book cover

    Maimonides' Guide for the Perplexed

    Silence and Salvation, 1st Edition

    By Donald McCallum

    Providing an excellent overview of the latest thinking in Maimonides studies, this book uses a novel philosophical approach to examine whether Maimonides' Guide for the Perplexed contains a naturalistic doctrine of salvation after death. The author examines the apparent tensions and contradictions…

    Hardback – 2007-04-05
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    Routledge Jewish Studies Series

  • Contemporary Jewish Philosophy: An Introduction book cover

    Contemporary Jewish Philosophy

    An Introduction, 1st Edition

    By Irene Kajon

    This text introduces the most important Jewish philosophers of contemporary times from the point of view of their original approach to both Judaism and philosophy and include: Hermann Cohen, Franz Rosenweig, Martin Buber, Leo Strauss, Emmanuel Levinas. It shows how for them the dialogue between…

    Hardback – 2005-11-03
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    Routledge Jewish Studies Series

  • Hebrew Language and Jewish Thought book cover

    Hebrew Language and Jewish Thought

    1st Edition

    By David Patterson

    Drawing on more than three hundred Hebrew roots, the author shows that Jewish thought employs Hebrew concepts and categories that are altogether distinct from those that characterize the Western speculative tradition. Among the key categories that shape Jewish thought are holiness,…

    Hardback – 2005-01-05
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    Routledge Jewish Studies Series

  • Judaic Religion in the Second Temple Period: Belief and Practice from the Exile to Yavneh book cover

    Judaic Religion in the Second Temple Period

    Belief and Practice from the Exile to Yavneh, 1st Edition

    By Lester L. Grabbe

    The developments in Judaism which occurred during the Second Temple period (c. 550 BC to 100 AD) were of great importance for the nature of Jewish religion in later centuries, yet few studies have examined the era in full. Now Lester L. Grabbe's lucid and accessible volume provides a much-needed…

    Hardback – 2000-08-03
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