Judaism

Download e-book for kindle: A Plausible God: Secular Reflections on Liberal Jewish by Mitchell Silver

By Mitchell Silver

not less than because the 17th century, the conventional God of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam has been stressed to comply to the clinical worldview. around the monotheistic traditions there has emerged a “liberal” notion of God suitable with a thoroughgoing naturalism. for plenty of, this liberal “new” God is the one credible God. yet is it an invaluable God? Does trust in so malleable a deity come from, or result in, diverse political, ethical, mental, or aesthetic phenomena from atheism?

A believable God evaluates the hot God via examining the theology of 3 contemporary Jewish thinkers —Mordechai Kaplan, Michael Lerner, and Arthur Green—and compares religion within the new God to disbelief in any gods. Mitchell Silver unearths what's at stake within the selection among naturalistic liberal theology and a nontheistic naturalism with no gods. Silver poses the query: “If it's to be both the hot God or no God, what does—what should—determine the choice?”

Although Jewish thinkers are used because the basic exemplars of recent God theology, Silver explores advancements in modern Christian notion, jap non secular traditions, and “New Age” faith. A believable God constitutes an important contribution to present discussions of the connection among technological know-how and faith, in addition to to discussions in regards to the which means of the belief of God itself in glossy life.

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New PDF release: Religious Identity and Renewal in the Twenty-first Century:

By Simone Sinn,Michael Reid Trice

Religions hold powerful visions of renewal and thereby have the aptitude to set off dynamics of switch in all spheres of human existence. Religions have contributed to societal transformation and techniques of renewal spark extensive theological debates. The renewal of non secular id is educated by way of how non secular groups interpret their traditions and earlier, current, and destiny demanding situations to themselves, society and the realm at huge. How do non secular groups comprehend their very own assets and standards for renewal within the twenty-first century? during this e-book, Jewish, Christian and Muslim students study and consider the that means and dynamics of non secular renewal and discover the that means of non secular renewal throughout spiritual traditions.

[Religiöse Identität und Erneuerung im 21. Jahrhundert. Untertitel: Jüdische, christliche und muslimische Perspektiven]

Religionen haben klare Vorstellungen von Erneuerung und damit das strength, in allen Sphären menschlichen Lebens Veränderungen einzuleiten. Religionen haben schon immer zu gesellschaftlichen Veränderungen beigetragen und Erneuerungsprozesse durch kontroverse theologische Debatten ausgelöst. Die Erneuerung religiösen Identität ist abhängig davon, wie religiöse Gemeinschaften ihre Traditionen und ihre gegenwärtigen und zukünftigen Herausforderungen für sich selbst, die Gesellschaft, in der sie leben, und die Welt als Ganzes interpretieren. Wo sehen religiöse Gemeinschaften ihre eigenen Ressourcen und welches sind die Kriterien für Erneuerungsprozesse im 21. Jahrhundert?
In dieser Publikation analysieren reflektieren jüdische, christliche und muslimische Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler die Bedeutung und Dynamiken religiöser Erneuerung und untersuchen die Bedeutung religiöser Erneuerung in den verschiedenen religiösen Traditionen.

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New PDF release: Livres de vie : De la Bible à Albert Cohen (Présences du

By Josy Eisenberg

Au cours des dernières décennies, Josy Eisenberg a reçu de nombreux grands écrivains, dont de véritables "monstres sacrés", pour parler de los angeles Bible, de Dieu, de littérature, et même de bande dessinée. De l. a. Genèse au Chat du rabbin en passant par Don Quichotte et Belle du Seigneur, ce quantity nous fait revivre les plus mémorables de ces rencontres. (Avec Jacques Attali, Albert Cohen, Claude Hagège, Claude Lanzmann, Jean d Ormesson, Joan Sfar...)

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Download PDF by Harold Kasimow,Edward Kaplan,Alan Race,Eboo Patel: Interfaith Activism: Abraham Joshua Heschel and Religious

By Harold Kasimow,Edward Kaplan,Alan Race,Eboo Patel

Abraham Joshua Heschel used to be the towering non secular determine of yankee Jewry within the 20th century. In Interfaith Activism, Harold Kasimow, who's recognized for his paintings on Heschel and on interfaith discussion among Jews and contributors of different faiths, provides a range of his essays on Heschel's inspiration. issues comprise Heschel's point of view at the assorted non secular traditions, Heschel's 3 pathways to God, his deep friendship with Maurice Friedman and Martin Luther King Jr., and his staggering affinity to the good Hindu Vedantist Swami Vivekananda and to Pope Francis. a brand new essay examines Heschel's fight with the Holocaust. because the past due Fifties, whilst Kasimow used to be Heschel's pupil, he has wrestled with Heschel's declare that "in this eon, range of religions is the desire of God" and Heschel's trust that there has to be discussion "between the river Jordan and the River Ganges."

"In this unique publication of essays, Harold Kasimow presents an intimate portrait of Abraham Joshua Heschel's prophetic dedication to interreligious discussion, nonviolence, social justice, and the facility of religion to rework the center. . . . a very vital publication, to not be missed."
--Beverly Lanzetta, Theologian, non secular Teacher

"Kasimow is without doubt one of the such a lot inventive and encouraging disciples of Heschel. . . . he's at domestic not just in his personal Jewish culture but additionally with the Buddhist, Hindu, Christian, and Muslim traditions--quite an strange phenomenon in our polarized and conflicted world."
--Stanislaw Obirek, American reports middle, collage of Warsaw

"Anyone who's attracted to the strong voice of Heschel could be attracted to Kasimow's ebook. Interfaith Activism . . . collects his released essays approximately Heschel over the past dozen years. Who might face up to interpreting Kasimow's association of Heschel's center principles that target non secular variety because the will of God and on social activism as our manner of enforcing that will?"
--Kenneth P. Kramer, Professor Emeritus of non secular reports, San Jose kingdom University

"Kasimow, together with his excellent and intimate acquaintance with the complete of Heschel's notion, doesn't hesitate to the touch upon tricky and disputed questions, resembling Heschel's fight with God's position through the Holocaust. He additionally highlights Heschel's special contribution to the Catholic-Jewish dialogues that resulted in the second one Vatican Council's innovative record Nostra Aetate: statement at the courting of the Church to Non-Christian Religions."
--Shoshona Ronen, Chair of Hebrew reviews on the school of Oriental stories, Warsaw collage

Harold Kasimow is the George A. Drake Professor Emeritus of spiritual experiences at Grinnell collage. He has written and edited a number of books, together with The seek Will Make You unfastened: A Jewish discussion with global Religions and No faith Is an Island: Abraham Joshua Heschel and Interreligious Dialogue (with Byron Sherwin). He additionally edited specific problems with Shofar: An Interdisciplinary magazine of Jewish Studies on Heschel and on Judaism and Asian religions.

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Download e-book for iPad: Deuterocanonical Additions of the Old Testament Books: by Géza G. Xeravits,József Zsengellér

By Géza G. Xeravits,József Zsengellér

The quantity publishes papers provided on the foreign convention at the Deuterocanonical Books (Pápa, Hungary). This convention handled the deuterocanonical additionsof theOld testomony books. As such, this was once the most prolonged discussions of those writings that has ever taken position at a scholarly assembly. the quantity includes articles at the traditions and theology of the additions, and demonstrates their courting with the modern literature of early Judaism.
Several writings of the Hebrew Bible – resembling Esther, Daniel and Jeremiah – have various textual types within the Greek Bible, and those kinds show amplified fabric in comparison to the Hebrew models. those additions testify to the artistic mirrored image of early Jewish circles at the simple traditions of those Books and the textual fluidity of the writings in question.
The essays of this quantity discover those additions, their courting to the Hebrew father or mother texts, and their effect at the potent background of the translation of later centuries.

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Download e-book for iPad: Paul and the Vocation of Israel: How Paul's Jewish Identity by Lionel J. Windsor

By Lionel J. Windsor

The Apostle Paul used to be the best early missionary of the Christian gospel. He was once additionally, by means of his personal admission, an Israelite. How can either those realities coexist in a single person? This booklet argues that Paul considered his project to the Gentiles, in and of itself, because the basic expression of his Jewish id. the idea that of Israel’s divine vocation is used to shed clean gentle on a few much-debated passages in Paul’s letter to the Romans.

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The Politics of Jewish Commerce: Economic Thought and by Jonathan Karp PDF

By Jonathan Karp

This examine demonstrates the centrality of monetary rationales to debates on Jews' prestige in Italy, Britain, France and Germany in the course of the process centuries. It delineates the typical topics that knowledgeable those debates - the right republic and the 'ancient constitution', the clash among advantage and trade, and the concept of necessary and effective exertions. It hence offers an outline of the political-economic dimensions of Jewish emancipation literature of this era. This evaluation is considered opposed to the backdrop of broader controversies inside eu society over the consequences of trade on inherited political values and associations. by way of concentrating on fiscal attitudes towards Jews, the ebook additionally illuminates ecu highbrow techniques towards monetary modernity. via elucidating those basic debates, it renders extra modern Jewish financial self-conceptions - and the large impetus that Jewish reformist pursuits put on the Jews' fiscal and occupational transformation - totally explicable.

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New PDF release: Chapters in the Formative History of Judaism, Eighth Series:

By Jacob Neusner

This selection of essays attracts on paintings performed in 2011¬–2012. the writer takes up numerous subject matters within the systemic research of Judaism, its literature, and its theology. the cause of periodically accumulating and publishing essays and experiences is to provide them a moment existence, when they have served as lectures or as summaries of monographs or as free-standing articles or as expositions of Judaism in collections of comparative religions. This re-presentation serves a readership to whom the preliminary presentation in lectures or really good journals or short-run monographs is inaccessible. a few of the essays additionally supply a précis, for colleagues in kindred fields, of absolutely labored out monographs.

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