Faith : : Jewish Perspectives / / Dov Schwartz, Avi Sagi.

Faith: Jewish Perspectives explores important questions in both modern and premodern Jewish philosophy regarding the idea of faith. Is believing a voluntary action, or do believers find themselves within the experience of faith against their will? Can faith be understood through other means (psychol...

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Superior document:Title is part of eBook package: De Gruyter Academic Studies Press Backlist eBook-Package 2008-2015
Place / Publishing House:Boston, MA : : Academic Studies Press, , [2013]
Year of Publication:2013
Series:Emunot: Jewish Philosophy and Kabbalah
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Physical Description:1 online resource (600 p.)
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Table of Contents:
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Introduction
  • 1. Conceptual Analysis
  • Faith as Temptation
  • On Non-Illusory Faith
  • On Undermining the Beliefs of Others: Religion and the Ethics of Persuasion
  • Religious Belief in a Postmodern Age
  • Faith in the Face of Bereavement and Loss: Coping with the Question of Evil in the World
  • 2. Kabbalah and Hasidism
  • Faith, Rebellion, and Heresy in the Writings of Rabbi Azriel of Gerona
  • On the Essence of Faith in Hasidism: An Historical-Theoretical Perspective
  • "Beyond Reason" On Faith in the Philosophy of Chabad
  • Faith and Song in the Poetry of Zelda: On the Mystical Elements in Zelda's Ars Poetica and their Hasidic Origins
  • 3. Persons and Ideas
  • "My desire for the living God hath constrained me": Belief as Unfulfilled Desire in the Writings of Rabbi Judah Halevi
  • The Strengthening of Faith in Orthodox Discourse: A Reevaluation of Models of Faith
  • Hillel Zeitlin in Search of God: An Analysis of Zeitlin's Meditation "The Thirst"
  • A Metamorphosis in the Perception of God in Bialik's Poetry
  • Dialogue and Faith: The Lonely Man of Faith
  • Unity and Fragmentation of the Self in Leibowitz's Idea of Faith and their Repercussions: A Critical Perspective
  • Index