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Author Roth, Leon
Title Is There a Jewish Philosophy? : Rethinking Fundamentals
Imprint London : Littman Library of Jewish Civilization, The, 1999
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Note Cover -- Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- Publisher's Note -- Foreword -- Note -- 1: Is there a Jewish Philosophy? -- 2: lmitatio Dei and the Idea of Holiness -- 3: Jewish Thought as a Factor in Civilization -- 4: The Significance of Biblical Prophecy for Our Time -- 5: Some Reflections on the Interpretation of Scripture -- 6: Baruch Spinoza His Religious Importance for the Jew of Today -- 7: Judaism: The Elements -- 8: Authority, Religion, and Law -- 9: Moralization and Demoralization in Jewish Ethics -- 10: Mysticism, Thick and Thin -- 11: Back To, Forward From, Ahad Ha'am? -- 12: Maimonides -- Bibliography of the Writings of Leon Roth -- Index
As both a prominent philosopher and a believing Jew, Mendelssohn became a spokesman for the Jews and Judaism; he was one of the rare figures who become the symbol of an era. Through Altmann's skilful use of hitherto unpublished archival material, the reader is introduced to the vast array of people-men of letters, artists, politicians, scientists, philosophers, and theologians-with whom Mendelssohn was in contact, and sometimes in conflict. What was Mendelssohn's Judaism like? To what extent did the disparate worlds of Judaism and modern Enlightenment jostle each other in his mind and to what degree could he harmonize them? These questions are not easily answered, and it is only in the aggregate of a multitude of accounts of experiences, reaction, and statements on his part that the answer is to be found. Alexander Altmann's analysis of this wealth of material is extraordinary in its discernment, subtlety, and clarity of expression
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Roth, Leon Is There a Jewish Philosophy? : Rethinking Fundamentals London : Littman Library of Jewish Civilization, The,c1999 9781874774556
Subject Jewish philosophy.
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Alt Author Ullendorff, Edward
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