20th Century Jewish Religious Thought

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Arthur A. Cohen, Paul Mendes-Flohr
U of Nebraska Press, Jan 1, 2010 - Social Science - 1200 pages
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JPS is proud to reissue Cohen and Mendes-Flohr?s classic work, perhaps the most important, comprehensive anthology available on 20th century Jewish thought. This outstanding volume presents 140 concise yet authoritative essays by renowned Jewish figures Eugene Borowitz, Emil Fackenheim, Blu Greenberg, Susannah Heschel, Jacob Neusner, Gershom Scholem, Adin Steinsaltz, and many others. They define and reflect upon such central ideas as charity, chosen people, death, family, love, myth, suffering, Torah, tradition and more. With entries from Aesthetics to Zionism, this book provides striking insights into both the Jewish experience and the Judeo-Christian tradition.

 

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Contents

Aesthetics Steven S Schwarzschild
1
Aggadah David Stern
7
AntiJudaism and AntiSemitism Hyam Maccoby
13
Apocalypse Nahum N Glatzer
19
Atheism Gershon Weiler
23
Authority Stephen Wald
29
Bible Criticism Moshe Weinfeld
35
Catastrophe Alan Mintz
41
Language Josef Stern
543
Liturgy Eric L Friedland
553
Love Steven Harvey
557
Meaning Jack D Spiro
565
Medieval Jewish Philosophy Jacob B Agus
573
Memory David G Roskies
581
Mentsh Moshe Waldoks
587
Mercy David R Blumenthal
589

Charity David Hartman and Tzvi Marx
47
Chosen People Henri Atlan
55
Christianity David Flusser
61
Commandments Yeshayahu Leibowitz
67
Community Everett E Gendler
81
Conscience Steven S Schwarzschild
87
Conservative Judaism Gerson D Cohen
91
Convert and Conversion Jochanan H A Wijnhoven
101
Covenant Arnold Eisen
107
Creation Alon GoshenGottstein
113
Culture Paul MendesFlohr
119
Death Henry Abramovitch
131
Destiny and Fate Albert H Friedlander
137
Dogma Menachem Kellner
141
Ecumenism Geoffrey Wigoder
147
Education Janet Aviad
155
Emancipation Paula E Hyman
165
Enlightenment Robert M Seltzer
171
Sex and Body David Biale
177
Eschatology Arthur A Cohen
183
Eternity and Time David Ellenson
189
Ethics Shalom Rosenberg
195
Evil Richard L Rubenstein
203
Exegesis Moshe Greenberg
211
Exile Arnold Eisen
219
Existence Richard L Rubenstein
227
Faith Louis Jacobs
233
Family David Biale
239
Fear of God Byron L Sherwin
245
Feminism Susannah Heschel
255
Freedom Eugene B Borowitz
261
Free Will David Winston
269
Gesture and Symbol Josef Stern
275
Gnosis Gedaliahu G Stroumsa
285
God Louis Jacobs
291
Grace or LovingKindness Warren Zev Harvey
299
Guilt Jacob A Arlow
305
Halakhah David B Hartman
309
Hasidism Arthur Green
317
Hebrew Lewis Glinert
325
Hellenism David Satran
331
Heresy Zeev Gries
339
Hermeneutics Michael Fishbane
353
Heroism Yeshayahu Leibowitz
363
History Paul MendesFlohr
371
Holiness Allen Grossman
389
Holocaust Emil L Fackenheim
399
Holy Spirit Aaron Singer
409
Hope Charles Elliott Vernoff
417
Humanism Ernst Akiva Simon
423
Humility Bernard Steinberg
429
I and Thou Maurice Friedman
435
Idolatry Yeshayahu Leibowitz
445
Imagination Geoffrey H Hartman
451
Imago Dei Joseph Dan
473
Immortality Allan Arkush
479
Individuality Peter Ochs
483
Islam Nissim Rejwan
487
Jerusalem Shemaryahu Talmon
495
Judaism Gershom Scholem
505
Jurisprudence Zeev W Falk
509
Justice Haim H Cohn
515
Kingdom of God Warren Zev Harvey
521
Kingdom of Priests Daniel R Schwartz
527
Land of Israel Eliezer Schweid
535
Messianism R J Zwi Werblowsky
597
Metaphysics Alan Udoff
603
Midrash David Stern
613
Miracle Allan Arkush
621
Mizveh Moshe Waldoks
627
Modern Jewish Philosophy Steven S Schwarzschild
629
Music Moshe Idel
635
Mysticism Moshe Idel
643
Myth Galit HasanRokem
657
Natural Law Jeffrey Macy
663
Oral Law Jacob Neusner
673
Orthodox Judaism Emmanuel Rackman
679
Peace Aviezer Ravitzky
685
People of Israel Alon GoshenGottstein
703
Political Theory Ella Belfer and Ilan Greilsammer
715
Prayer Michael Fishbane
723
Prophecy Peter S Zaas
731
Providence Hillel Levine
735
Rabbi and Teacher David B Ruderman
741
Reason Eugene Borowitz
749
Reconstructionism Harold Schulweis
755
Redemption Arthur A Cohen
761
Reform Judaism Michael A Meyer
767
Religion and State Aharon Lichtenstein
773
Remnant of Israel Nahum N Glatzer
779
Repentance Ehud Luz
785
Rest Arthur Waskow
795
Resurrection of the Dead Arthur A Cohen
807
Revelation Shalom Rosenberg
815
Reward and Punishment Ephraim Rottenberg
827
Righteousness Joshua O Haberman
833
Sacred Text and Canon David Stern
841
Sanctification of the Name Hyam Maccoby
849
Science Hillel Levine
855
Secularism Ben Halpern
863
Sermon Marc Saperstein
867
Silence André Neher
873
Sin Adin Steinsalz
881
Soul Rachel Elior
887
Soul Searching Adin Steinsaltz
897
Spirituality Arthur Green
903
State of Israel Michael Rosenak
909
Stranger Joseph Levi
917
Study Aharon Lichtenstein
931
Suffering David Hartman
939
Survival Yossi Klein Halevi
947
Talmud Adin Steinsalz
953
Theodicy Byron L Sherwin
959
Theology Arthur A Cohen
971
Time William E Kaufman
981
Tolerance Alan Udoff
987
Torah James L Kugel
995
Tradition Nathan Rotenstreich
1007
Truth Peter Ochs
1017
Unity Charles Elliott Vernoff
1025
Utopia Lionel Kochan
1033
Women and Judaism Blu Greenberg
1039
Work Avraham Shapira
1055
Zionism Ben Halpern
1069
Glossary
1077
List of Abbreviations
1097
List of Contributors
1101
Index
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. řPaul Mendes-Flohr is Professor of Modern Jewish Thought at the Divinity School of the University of Chicago. He is the editor of a series on German-Jewish literature and cultural history for the University of Chicago Press, and he co-edited one of the seminal works of Jewish studies: The Jew in the Modern World: A Documentary History (1980). He received his Ph.D. from Brandeis University and has taught at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

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