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Textual Reasonings 9780802839978

Textual Reasonings

Jewish Philosophy and Text Study at the End of the Twentieth Century

ISBN-10: 0802839975
ISBN-13: 9780802839978
PUBLISHER: Eerdmans Publishing Company, William B.
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Product Description: Textual reasoning is the name that a group of contemporary Jewish thinkers has given to its overlapping practices of Jewish philosophy and theology. This volume represents the most public expression to date of the shared work, over a period of twelve years, of this society of textual reasoners.

Although the movement of textual reasoning is diverse and multiform, it is characterized at bottom by the pursuit of the claim that there are significant affinities between Jewish forms of reading and reasoning and postmodern thought. These affinities are presently being pursued by scholars throughout Jewish studies, in fields such as the Bible, Talmud, Midrash, medieval philosophy, Kabbalah, and the Jewish phenomenology of Rosenzweig and Levinas, among others. As the essays in this book amply convey, their work has stimulated a lively and creative reengagement with the philosophical dimensions of Jewish texts and, even more, with the textual dimensions of Jewish reasoning. In large part, this new energy has come,from conceiving of the postmodern as a place where some of the most distinctive features of Jewish reasoning can be elucidated as well as challenged.

A fine addition to the Radical Traditions series, "Textual Reasonings" provides a superb review of contemporary Jewish thought.Contributors: Eugene B. Borowitz
Zachary Braiterman
Virginia Burrus
Aryeh Cohen
Michael Fishbane
David F. Ford
Steven D. Fraade
Tikva Frymer-Kensky
Robert Gibbs
David Weiss Halivni
Daniel W. Hardy
Martin Kavka
Steven Kepnes
Nancy Levene
George Lindbeck
Shaul Magid
Jacob Meskin
Peter Ochs
Randi Rashkover
Michael Zank
Laurie Zoloth

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PAGES: 320
CATEGORY: Philosophy, Religion
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