An Introduction to Modern Jewish Thinkers: From Spinoza to Soloveitchik

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Rowman & Littlefield, 2006 - 237 sidor
Highlighting well-known Jewish thinkers from a very wide spectrum of opinion, the author addresses a range of issues, including: What makes a thinker Jewish? What makes modern Jewish thought modern? How have secular Jews integrated Jewish traditional thought with agnosticism? What do Orthodox thinkers have to teach non-Orthodox Jews and vice versa? Each chapter includes a short, judiciously chosen selection from the given author, along with questions to guide the reader through the material. Short biographical essays at the end of each chapter offer the reader recommendations for further readings and provide the low-down on which books are worth the reader's while. Introduction to Modern Jewish Thinkers represents a decade of the author's experience teaching students ranging from undergraduate age to their seventies. This is an ideal textbook for undergraduate classes.

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Baruch Spinozas Critique of Traditional Religion
3
Questions for Spinoza TheologicalPolitical Treatise Chapters 1213
8
Studies By and About Spinoza
9
From TheologicalPolitical Treatise Baruch Spinoza
10
Moses Mendelssohns Defense of Judaism Between Reason and Revelation
23
Questions for Mendelssohn Jerusalem 10310
30
Studies By and About Mendelssohn
31
Samson Raphael Hirschs Defense of Judaism The Reconciliation of Modernity and the Mitzvot
39
Studies By and About Herzl
109
Ahad Haam Asher Zvi Ginzberg A Jewish Modernist from Eastern Europe
115
Questions for Ahad Haam Flesh and Spirit 14658 From Leon Simon Selected Essays of Ahad Haam
121
Studies By and About Ahad Haam
122
Mordecai Kaplan A Secularist ReConstructs Religion
131
Questions for Kaplan Functional Method of Interpretation From Judaism as a Civilizatio 385405
137
Studies By and About Kaplan
138
From Judaism as a Civilization Mordecai Kaplan
139

Questions for Hirsch The Nineteen Letters on Judaism Letter 16
45
Studies By and About Hirsch
46
From The Nineteen Letters on Judaism Samson Raphael Hirsch
47
Abraham Geigers Defense of Judaism Continuity and Change
51
Questions for Geiger Judaism and Its History
56
Studies By and About Geiger
57
The Challenge of the Nineteenth Century
58
Recovering Tradition for the Individual and the Community
65
Martin Buber Restoring the Jewish Individual
71
Questions for Buber People Today and the Jewish Bible
78
Studies By and About Buber
79
From People Today and the Jewish Bible
80
Franz Rosenzweig From Alienated Existentialist to Baal Teshuvah
87
Questions for Rosenzweig The Star of Redemption 41317
92
Studies by and About Rosenweig
93
From The Star of Redemption Franz Rosenzweig
94
Theodor Herzl A Jewish Modernist from Western Europe
101
Questions for Herzl the Jewish State
108
Recovering Kedushah The Sacred In a Profane Age
157
Israel Salanter Restoring Fear of Heaven to Human Behavior
163
Questions for Salanter Epistle of Musar
168
Studies By and About Salanter
169
Abraham Isaac Kook Mysticism and Nationalism
181
Questions for Kook Lights for Rebirth From Hertzberg the Zionist Idea 41930
188
From Lights for Rebirth Abraham Isaac Kook
189
Joseph Soloveitchik Halachah and Existentialism
195
Questions for Soloveitchik the Lonely Man of Faith
200
From The Lonely Man of Faith Joseph Soloveitchik
201
Abraham Joshua Heschel Universal Hasidism
207
Questions for Heschel Depth Theology From the Insecurity of Freedom
214
From Depth Theology
215
Mending the World I Mending Israel
221
Index
229
About the Author
235
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Dr. Alan Levenson teaches Jewish history and thought at Siegal College.

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