Re-biographing and deviance: psychotherapeutic narrativism and the Midrash
Re-Biographing and Deviance examines the Jewish Midrashic model for self-renewal through time. In this important new study, author Rotenberg questions how traditional Judaism, with its contradictory notions of teshuvah (repentance) and of "remembrance of the past", allows for the contemporary Jew to maintain a healthy cognitive dialogue between past failures and future aspirations. The author illustrates how the Midrashic narrative philosophy entails a psychotherapeutic system for reinterpretation of past sins into positive future-oriented biographies--which in turn provide fuel for Jewish vitality and its continuity between past, present and future.
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An Empirical Differentiation
The Midrashic Dialogue between Past and Future
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