Friday, November 28, 2008

New Book: In the Footsteps of the Kuzari volume 2

In the Footsteps of the Kuzari
An Introduction to Jewish Philosophy

Volume 2

Now available from Yashar and Atid (volume 2, volume 1).

In the Footsteps of the Kuzari is an exciting work that guides readers through Judaism’s views on the most pressing philosophical issues of the day. Combining a keen sensitivity to the religious dilemmas of our day with the intellectual rigor of the university, this book serves as an introduction to Jewish philosophy, and unapologetically argues that Judaism presents a coherent and sophisticated religious worldview that is as relevant today as it has been for millennia. Building on the classic work of Jewish thought, The Kuzari, noted Orthodox thinker Prof. Shalom Rosenberg takes readers through the Jewish views that have been voiced throughout the ages and shows how they can be transformed into a compelling worldview in this postmodern age. Intellectually stimulating and philosophically creative, this important work made large waves when published in Hebrew and is now being offered to the Englishreading public. Take a tour through Jewish philosophy over the ages, from the Talmud to Maimonides to Rav Kook and beyond, and learn where the next stage of Jewish thought will take us.


    Section 7: Understanding the Commandments
  1. The Commandments
  2. Symbols and Facts
  3. The Reasons that Lie Beyond the Commandments
  4. The Human Ideal
  5. Judaism and Love

  6. Section 8: Thinking About God
  7. The Theory of Divine Elements
  8. Attributes and Archetypes
  9. Religious Language
  10. The Principles of Faith
  11. Scriptural Semantics: The Divine Names
  12. The Sub-Sensory Realm: A Chapter In Metaphysics

  13. Section 9: God and the World
  14. Paganism
  15. Judaism
  16. Miracles
  17. The Divine Image
  18. Foreknowledge and Free Will

  19. Section 10: Reward and Punishment
  20. Redemption and the Spheres of Existence
  21. Four Expressions of Redemption
  22. Immortality of the Soul
  23. The World to Come as a Biblical Concept
  24. The Problem of Evil and Divine Providence

  25. Section 11: Exile and Redemption
  26. Cinderella
  27. Sleeping Beauty
  28. The Land of Israel
  29. The Ugly Duckling
  30. A Covenant of Fate and Destiny
  31. In Rabbi Judah Halevi’s Footsteps

Learn more about the book here: link

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