Religion Or Halakha: The Philosophy of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik
Joseph B. Soloveitchik s philosophy plays a significant role in twentieth century Jewish thought. This book focuses on the first stages of Soloveitchik s philosophy, through a systematic and detailed discussion of his essay Halakhic Man. Schwartz analyzes this essay at three main levels: first, he considers its complex writing style and relates it to Soloveitchik s aims in the writing of this work. Second, the author compares Halakhic Man to other contemporary writings of Soloveitchik. Third, he lays out the essay s philosophical background. Through this analysis, Schwartz successfully exposes hidden layers in Halakhic Man, which may not be immediately evident.
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Religion or Halakha: The Philosophy of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik
Limited preview - 2007