The Making of a Sage: A Study in Rabbinic Ethics

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Univ of Wisconsin Press, Apr 18, 2005 - Religion - 324 pages
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Jonathan Schofer offers the first theoretically framed examination of rabbinic ethics in several decades. Centering on one large and influential anthology, The Fathers According to Rabbi Nathan, Jonathan Schofer situates that text within a broader spectrum of rabbinic thought, while at the same time bringing rabbinic thought into dialogue with current scholarship on the self, ethics, theology, and the history of religions.

Notable Selection, Jordan Schnitzer Book Award for Philosophy and Jewish Thought, Association for Jewish Studies

 

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Contents

Introduction
3
Part 1 The Text and Its Sages
23
Part 2 Rabbinic Tradition
67
Part 3 Rabbinic Theology
121
Conclusion
167
Notes
175

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About the author (2005)

Jonathan Wyn Schofer is associate professor of classical rabbinic literature in the Department of Hebrew and Semitic Studies at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

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