Prayer After the Death of God : : A Phenomenological Study of Hebrew Literature / / Avi Sagi.
The widespread view is that prayer is the center of religious existence and that understanding the meaning of prayer requires that we assume God is its sole destination. This book challenges this assumption and, through a phenomenological analysis of the meaning of prayer in modern Hebrew literature...
|Superior document:||Title is part of eBook package: De Gruyter ASP eBook Package 2016|
|Place / Publishing House:||Boston, MA : : Academic Studies Press, ,  |
|Year of Publication:||2016|
|Series:||Emunot: Jewish Philosophy and Kabbalah
|Physical Description:||1 online resource (300 p.)|
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|Other title:||Frontmatter --|
Chapter 1: Prayer and Hebrew Literature --
Chapter 2: "The Death of God" and the Possibility of Prayer --
Chapter 3: Prayer as a Primary Datum --
Chapter 4: Between Self-Reflection and Ontological Event --
Chapter 5: Grappling with the Addressee Problem --
Chapter 6: Reconstructing the "Death of God" Moment --
Chapter 7: Humans as Praying Beings: A Phenomenological Profile --
|Summary:||The widespread view is that prayer is the center of religious existence and that understanding the meaning of prayer requires that we assume God is its sole destination. This book challenges this assumption and, through a phenomenological analysis of the meaning of prayer in modern Hebrew literature, shows that prayer does not depend at all on the addressee-humans are praying beings. Prayer is, above all, the recognition that we are free to transcend the facts of our life and an expression of the hope that we can override the weight of our past and present circumstances.|
|Format:||Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.|
|Statement of Responsibility:||Avi Sagi.|