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Revelation and the God of Israel.

Author/Creator:
Samuelson, Norbert M.
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Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2002.
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God (Judaism).
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Summary:
Explores the concept of revelation as it emerges from the Hebrew Scriptures and is interpreted in Jewish philosophy and theology.
Contents:
Cover
Half-title
Title
Copyright
Dedication
Contents
Acknowledgments
Introduction
PART I The God of revelation
CHAPTER 1 The God of Israel
EQUIVOCALITIES
"Revelation"
"God"
A HISTORY OF "GOD"
The deity of the Hebrew Scriptures
Is the God of the Bible believable?
CHAPTER 2 The God of the philosophers
THE RABBINIC TURN TO PHILOSOPHICAL COMMENTARY
THE THEOLOGY OF MAIMONIDES
GOD THE CREATOR
"The first mover"
InfInity
The universe
Simplicity
"The One"
Analogy
Semantics
GOD THE REVEALER
Telling stories to know the unknowable
Plato's Timaeus - the story of space
Maimonides 'Guide - two myths of the Torah
The Torah as the guide to perfection
Divine attributes as moral imperatives
IS THE GOD OF MAIMONIDES BELIEVABLE?
CHAPTER 3 The God of the theologians
THE DISCREDITATION OF RATIONALIST THEOLOGY
MAIMONIDES AS THE BENCHMARK OF JEWISH THEOLOGY
POST-RAMBAM CRITIQUES OF MAIMONIDES
Kabbalah
Imagination versus intellect
The philosophical critique of Aristotelian reason
Modern science
Calculus and infinity
THE PROBLEMS WITH MAIMONISDES' THEOLOGY
HERMANN COHEN
THE PHILOSOPHY OF IMMANUEL KANT
COHEN'S JEWISH PHILOSOPHY
BEYOND COHEN
MARTIN BUBER
PRSUPPOSITIONS
From Maimonides
From Kant
From Cohen
THEOLOGY
The eternal thou
The dialectic of the two ways of being
IS THE GOD OF BUBER BELIEVABLE?
CHAPTER 4 Franz Rosenzweig
THE GOD OF THE ELEMENTS
CREATION AS A BRIDGE FROM PHILOSOPHY TO THEOLOGY
THE GOD OF THE WAYS
THE GOD OF REVELATION
CREATION AS REVELATION
REVELATION AS LOVE
THE DIALECTIC OF REVELATION
Monologue
Question
The call
The hearing and the command
Revelation and beyond
IS THE GOD OF ROSENZWEIG BELIEVABLE?
REVIEW
CHALLENGES
From ethics.
From the natural sciences
From history
From biblical studies
Evolution
Source criticism
SUMMARY
PART II Is the God of revelation believable?
CHAPTER 5 The challenges of political ethics - issues of racism and the irrational
TRUTH TESTS: CONSISTENCY, COHERENCE, AND HISTORICAL FALSIFICATION
REASONABLE BELIEF RATHER THAN KNOWLEDGE
THE CHALLENGE OF MODERN ETHICS TO JEWISH THEOLOGY
MORAL OBJECTIONS TO NORMATIVE RELIGIOUS OBSERVANCE
WHEN YOU CANNOT DO WHAT YOU OUGHT TO DO
WHEN YOU OUGHT NOT DO WHAT YOU OUGHT TO DO
THE LOGIC OF ETHICAL CHALLENGES TO REVELATION
IN THE STRONG SENSE OF REVELATION
IN THE WEAK SENSE OF DIVINE INSPIRATION
The example of slavery
The example of gender
MORAL RULES AND GUIDES
THE QUESTION OF RACISM
THE JEWISH RACE
RECONSTRUCTING ROSENZWEIG
THE QUESTION OF IRRATIONALISM
REVIEW
TWO INTERPRETATIONS OF CHOSENNESS
THE LINE BETWEEN KNOWLEDGE AND BELIEF
CRITIQUE AND RECONSTRUCTION
CHAPTER 6 The challenges of modern science
REVIEW
ON THE EXCULUSION OF KABBALAH AND SPINOZA
PHILOSOPHICAL THEOLOGY - THINKING CRITICALLY ABOUT THE UNCRITICAL
THE CHALLENGE OF MODERN SCIENCE
PHYSICAL COSMOLOGY - RETHINKING THE WORLD
CREATION AND CHRISTIAN THEOLOGY
CREATION AND JEWISH THEOLOGY
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO BUBER AND ROSENZWEIG
AMORALITY AS THE CHALLENGE OF PHYSICS
The Jewish Aristotelians - necessityversus purpose
Modern physics and natural philosophy - necessity and contingency
Quantum mechanics - chance without purpose
The world of Rosenzweig
EVOLUTIONARY PSYCHOLOGY - RETHINKING THE HUMAN
THE SCIENCES OF THE HUMAN
CLASSICAL VIEWS OF THE HUMAN
The Hebrew Scriptures
The Jewish philosophers
MODERN VIEWS OF THE HUMAN
The sciences
Epistemic qualifications
The origins of the human
Critical reflections.
Sight versus hearing
Ethics and the emotions
Classification
Chance, evolution, and purpose
THE THEOLOGIANS
Review
Buber and Rosenzweig
Human uniqueness
Rosenzweig's psychology
Body and soul
Personality
The will
The soul
Evaluation
Jewishness
Believability
CHAPTER 7 The challenges of modern philosophy - rethinking God
REVIEW
SECULAR JUDAISM
ORTHODOX AND LIBERAL RELIGIOUS JUDAISM
DOES GOD SPEAK?
JEWISH PHILOSOPHY
JEWISH THOLOGY
THE PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION - PROOFS THAT GOD EXISTS
INTRODUCTION
The Hebrew Scriptures and historical argument
Midrash and arguments from design
The modern world of chance
COSMOLOGICAL ARGUMENTS
Infinity
The principle of sufficient reason
Knowledge as necessity
Belief and probability
God and schemata
Franz Rosenzweig
ONTOLOGICAL ARGUMENTS
Background
The class of "God"
The argument
Critique
The non-perfect God of revelation
MODREN ARGUMENTS
Review
Arguments from religious experience
The logic of legal evidence and testimony
Religious experience in the context of Jewish philosophic theology
Pragmatic arguments
PROOFS THAT GOD DOES NOT EXIST
OVERVIEW
THE CRATION PARADOX
THE CONTENGENCY PARADOX
THE HUMAN VOLITION PARADOX
CONCLUSION
CHAPTER 8 Are the Hebrew Scriptures revealed?
REVIEW
THE BIBLE AS A PIOUS FRAUD
Historical background
The Documentary Hypothesis
Historic precedence or the charge of falsification
IS THE BIBLE BELIEVABLE?
Conclusion
Works cited
Index of names
Index of subjects
ENGLISH
GERMAN
HEBREW.
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2021. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
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Print version: Samuelson, Norbert M. Revelation and the God of Israel
ISBN:
9780511157448
9780521812023
OCLC:
191035527