A Short History of Jewish Ethics: Conduct and Character in the Context of Covenant

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John Wiley & Sons, Oct 31, 2011 - Religion - 256 pages
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A Short History of Jewish Ethics traces the development of Jewish moral concepts and ethical reflection from its Biblical roots to the present day. 

  • Offers an engaging and thoughtful account of Jewish ethics
  • Brings together and discusses a broad range of historical sources covering two millennia of writings and conversations
  • Combines current scholarship with original insights
  • Written by a major internationally recognized scholar of Jewish philosophy and ethics
 

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Contents

Ethics in the Axial Age
16
Some Aspects of Rabbinic Ethics
52
Medieval Philosophical Ethics
88
Medieval Rabbinic and Kabbalistic Ethics
124
Modern Jewish Ethics
156
Conclusion
199
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Alan Mittleman is Professor of Jewish Thought at the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York City. His books include Hope in a Democratic Age (2009) and The Scepter Shall Not Depart from Judah (2000). Mittleman's work seeks to bring Jewish thought into a constructive conversation with ethics, political theory, and philosophy of religion.

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