20th Century Jewish Religious Thought: Original Essays on Critical Concepts, Movements, and Beliefs

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Jewish Publication Society, Feb 1, 2009 - Religion - 1163 pages
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Cohen and Mendes-Flohr's classic work has been hailed by many as the most important comprehensive anthology ever published on topices central to Judaism from a modern perspective. In 140 essays by renowned Jewish figures such as Eugene Borowitz, Blue Greenberg, Jacob Neusner, Gershom Scholem, and Adin Steinsaltz, this volume presents striking insights into a provocative range of topics - charity, chosen people, death, family, love, myth, suffering, tradition, Torah, and many more. Each essay will bring readers closer to an understanding of what Judaism is all about.
 

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Contents

ECUMENISM Geoffrey Wigoder 147
147
EMANCIPATION Paula E Hyman 165
165
ESCHATOLOGY Arthur A Cohen 183
183
EVIL Richard L Rubenstein 203
203
EXILE Arnold Eisen 219
219
FAITH Louis Jacobs 233
233
FEMINISM Susannah Heschel 255
255
FREE WILL David Winston 269
269

FEAR OF GOD Byron L Sherwin
245
FREEDOM Eugene Borowitz
261
GESTURE AND SYMBOL Josej Stern
275
GOD Louis Jacobs
291
HOLY SPIRIT Aaron Singer
409
HUMANISM Ernst Ahiva Simon
423
IDOLATRY Yeshayaku Leibowitz
445
IMAGO DEI Joseph Dan
473
ISLAM Nissim Rejwan
487
JUDAISM Gershom Scholem
505
KINGDOM OF GOD Warren Zev Harvey
521
LAND OF ISRAEL Eliezer Schweid
535
LITURGY Eric Friedland
553
MEDIEVAL JEWISH PHILOSOPHY Jacob Agus
573
MENTSCH Moshe Waldoks
587
METAPHYSICS Alan Udoff
603
MIRACLE Alan Arkush
621
POLITICAL THEORY Ella Beljer and llan Greikammer
715
PROPHECY Peter Zaas
731
REASON Eugene Boromtz
749
REFORM JUDAISM Michael A Meyer
767
REPENTANCE Ehud Luz
785
RESURRECTION OF THE DEAD Arthur A Cohen
807
REWARD AND PUNISHMENT Ephraim Rottenberg
827
SACRED TEXT AND CANON David Stern
841
SCIENCE HUM Levine
855
SILENCE Andre Neher
873
SOUL Rachel Elior
887
SPIRITUALITY Arthur Green
903
STRANGER Joseph Levi
917
STUDY Aharon Lichtenstein
931
SURVIVAL Yossi Klein Halevi
947
THEOLOGY Arthur A Cohen
971
UNITY Charles Vernoff
1025
WOMAN Blu Greenberg
1039
WORK Abraham Shapira
1055
ZIONISM Ben Halpern
1069
List of Abbreviations
1097
Index
1117
AESTHETICS Steven S Schwarzschild i
i
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AGGADAH David Stem 7
7
ATHEISM Gershon Weiler 23
23
CATASTROPHE Alan Mintz 41
41
CHOSEN PEOPLE Henri Allan 55
55
COMMUNITY Everett Gendler 81
81
COVENANT Arnold Eisen 107
107
DEATH Henry Abramovitch 131
131
GNOSIS Gedaliahu Guy Stroumsa 285
285
GRACE OR LOVINGKINDNESS Zeev Harvey 299
299
HAS1D1SM Arthur Green 317
317
HELLENISM David Satran 331
331
HERMENEUTICS Michael Fishbane 353
353
HISTORY Paul MendesFlohr 371
371
HOLINESS Allen Grossman 389
389
HUMANISM Ernst Akiva Simon 423
423
IDOLATRY Yeshayahu Leibowitz 445
445
IMAGO DEI Joseph Dan 473
473
ISLAM Nissim Rejwan 487
487
JUDAISM Gershom Scholem 505
505
KINGDOM OF GOD Warren Zev Harvey 521
521
LAND OF ISRAEL Eliezer Schweid 535
535
LITURGY Eric Friedland 553
553
MEDIEVAL JEWISH PHILOSOPHY Jacob Agus 573
573
MENTSCH Moshe Waldoks 587
587
METAPHYSICS Alan Udoff 603
603
MIRACLE Alan Arkush 621
621
MODERN JEWISH PHILOSOPHY Steven S Schwarzschild 629
629
MUSIC Moshe Idel 635
635
MYSTICISM Moshe Idel 643
643
MYTH Galit HasanRokem 657
657
ORAL LAW Jacob Neusner 673
673
PEOPLE OF ISRAEL Alon GoshenGottstein 703
703
PRAYER Michael Fishbane 723
723
RABBI AND TEACHER David Ruderman 741
741
RECONSTRUCTIONS Harold Schulweis 755
755
RELIGION AND STATE Aharon Lichtenstein 773
773
REST Arthur Waskow 795
795
REVELATION Shalom Rosenberg 815
815
RIGHTEOUSNESS Joshua O Haberman 833
833
SANCTIFICATION OF THE NAME Hyam Maccoby 849
849
SECULARISM Ben Halpern 863
863
SIN Adin Steinsalz 881
881
SOUL SEARCHING Adin Steinsaltz 897
897
STRANGER Joseph Levi 917
917
STUDY Aharon Lichtenstein 931
931
SURVIVAL Yossi Klein Halevi 947
947
THEOLOGY Arthur A Cohen 971
971
TOLERANCE Alan Udojf 987
987
TRADITION Natan Rotenstreich 1007
1007
UTOPIA Lionel Kochan 1033
1033
WORK Abraham Shapira 1055
1055
ZIONISM Ben Halpern 1069
1069
List oj Abbreviations 1097
1097
List oj Contributors
1117
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Arthur A. Cohen was the author of Martin Buber (1959), The Natural and the Supernatural Jew: An Historical and Theological Introduction (1962), The Myth of the Judeo-Christian Tradition (1970), and The Tremendum: A Theological Interpretation of the Holocaust (1981). He also edited the theological writings of Milton Steinberg. An acclaimed novelist, his Artists and Enemies was published posthumously in October 1986.

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