The Cambridge Companion to Jewish Theology
Part of Cambridge Companions to Religion
EDITOR: Steven Kepnes, Colgate University, New York
DATE PUBLISHED: December 2020
The Cambridge Companion to Jewish Theology offers an overview of Jewish theology, an aspect of Judaism that is equal in importance to law and ethics. Covering the period from antiquity to the present, the volume focuses on what Jews believe about God and also about the relation of God to humans and the world. Parts I and II cover exciting new research in Jewish biblical and rabbinic theology, medieval philosophy, Kabbalah (mysticism), and liturgy. Parts III and IV turn to modern theology with an exploration of works by leading figures, such as Rabbi Abraham I. Kook, Franz Rosenzweig, and Emmanuel Levinas, as well as the relation of theology to issues such as feminism and the Holocaust, and the relation of Judaism to other world religions. In Part V, the book explores how the insights of analytic philosophy have been integrated with Jewish theology.
- Provides an accessible overview of the history of Jewish Theology, from antiquity to the present
- Uncovers exciting new research in Jewish biblical and rabbinic theology, medieval philosophy, Kabbalah (Mysticism), and Liturgy
- Explores modern Jewish theology and contemporary issues including the Holocaust, Feminism and the relation of Judaism to other world religions
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