Understanding the Rabbinic Mind

An essential collection of works on the theology of an important figure in jewish history.

Author: Peter Ochs

Publisher: University of South Florida

ISBN: UVA:X001855699

Category: History

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An essential collection of works on the theology of an important figure in jewish history.
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An Understanding of Judaism

Did the Rabbis who constructed it really believe that Moses, on some occasions, knew better than God? And if so, how shocking! But you have to understand the Rabbinic mind. The Rabbis were not poker-faced literalists.

Author: John D. Rayner

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781800734852

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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This is the first of two volumes of edited sermons spanning the greater part of the second half of the twentieth century, and the first major collection of sermons from a Liberal Jewish point ofview produced in Britain since Claude G. Montefiore's Truth in Religion of 1906. It combines forthrightly radical thinking with spirituality, love of Jewish tradition, and an abundance of carefully documented quotations from classical Jewish sources. This combination yields many fresh insights into the interpretation of Scripture, as examined in Part I, and the significance ofthe Jewish festivals dealt with in Part II, and brings out the relevance of both to present-day intellectual and social issues. Both Parts will be found to contain many original ideas, novel formulations, and occasional touches of humour.
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Reviewing the Covenant

Eugene B. Borowitz and the Postmodern Renewal of Jewish Theology Peter Ochs ... “Coherence and Change in the Rabbinic Universe of Discourse: Kadushin's Theory of the Value Concept,” in Understanding the Rabbinic Mind, Essays on the ...

Author: Peter Ochs

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791492796

Category: Religion

Page: 214

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This major intellectual response to the leading theologian of liberal Judaism provides a significant indication of future directions in Jewish religious thought.
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Jewish Theology and Process Thought

For biographical details , see Theodore Steinberg , " Max Kadushin : An Intellectual Biography , " in Understanding the Rabbinic Mind : Essays on The Hermeneutic of Max Kadushin ( henceforth URM ) , P. Ochs , ed .

Author: Sandra B. Lubarsky

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791428095

Category: Religion

Page: 316

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Presents essays by Jewish thinkers who have found process thought to be a useful framework for contemporary Jewish thought and a set of conversations between Jewish and Christian thinkers on the appropriateness of process thought for Judaism and Christianity.
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George Lindbeck and The Israel of God

116 George Lindbeck, “Martin Luther and the Rabbinic Mind,” in Understanding the Rabbinic Mind: Essays on the Hermeneutic of Max Kadushin, ed. Peter Ochs, South Florida Studies in the History of Judaism 14 (Atlanta, GA: Scholars Press, ...

Author: Shaun C. Brown

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030747572

Category: Church

Page: 255

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George Lindbeck lamented that his most widely read work, The Nature of Doctrine, had often been read apart from his ecumenical focus. In this book, Shaun Brown seeks to provide a corrective to misreadings of Lindbeck's work by focusing upon his Israelology his emphasis upon the church and Israel as one elect people of God. While many Christians after the Holocaust have noted the harm that supersessionsim brought to the Jews, Lindbeck focuses upon the harm that supersessionism has brought to the church. He argues the appropriation of Israelhood by the church can bring intra-Christian ecumenical benefits. This work comes in two stages. In the first stage, undertaken while he was an observer at the Second Vatican Council, Lindbeck discusses a parallel between Israel and the church. The second stage, which begins in the late 1980s and continues through the end of his career, Lindbeck describes the church as Israel-like or As Israel. Shaun C. Brown is Associate Minister at First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Garland, TX and an adjunct professor at Johnson University and Hope International University.
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Reimagining the Bible

The Storytelling of the Rabbis Howard Schwartz ... The Kabbalah: Laws and Mysticism in the Jewish Tradition. ... In Understanding the Rabbinic Mind: Essays on the Rabbinic Thought of Max Kadushin, edited by Peter Ochs, 45–72.

Author: Howard Schwartz

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195355695

Category: Religion

Page: 304

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Reimagining the Bible collects a dozen essays by Howard Schwartz. Together the essays present a coherent theory of the way in which each successive phase of Jewish literature has drawn upon and reimagined the previous ones. The book is organized into four sections: The Ancient Models; The Folk Tradition; Mythic Echoes; Modern Jewish Literature and the Ancient Models. Within these divisions, each of the essays focuses on a specific genre, ranging from Torah and Aggadah to Kabbalah, fairy tales, and the modern Yiddish stories of S.Y. Agnon and Isaac Bashevis Singer. Arguing the important thesis that there is a continuity in Jewish literature which extends from the Biblical era to our own times, over a period of more than 3,000 years, this collection also serves as a guide to the history of that literature, and to the genres it comprises.
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Confronting Vulnerability

The Body and the Divine in Rabbinic Ethics Jonathan Wyn Schofer ... Understanding the Sick and the Healthy: A View of World, Man, and God. ... In Understanding the Rabbinic Mind: Essays on the Hermeneutic of Max Ka- dushin.

Author: Jonathan Wyn Schofer

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226740102

Category: Religion

Page: 232

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While imparting their ethical lessons, rabbinic texts often employ vivid images of death, aging, hunger, defecation, persecution, and drought. In Confronting Vulnerability, Jonathan Wyn Schofer carefully examines these texts to find out why their creators thought that human vulnerability was such a crucial tool for instructing students in the development of exemplary behavior. These rabbinic texts uphold virtues such as wisdom and compassion, propound ideal ways of responding to others in need, and describe the details of etiquette. Schofer demonstrates that these pedagogical goals were achieved through reminders that one’s time on earth is limited and that God is the ultimate master of the world. Consciousness of death and of divine accounting guide students to live better lives in the present. Schofer’s analysis teaches us much about rabbinic pedagogy in late antiquity and also provides inspiration for students of contemporary ethics. Despite their cultural distance, these rabbinic texts challenge us to develop theories and practices that properly address our frailties rather than denying them.
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Christian Theologies of Scripture

24, 170 (emphasis mine). 19. ... For an intriguing look at Luther's understanding of the Law, see George Lindbeck, “Martin Luther and the Rabbinic Mind,” in Understanding the Rabbinic Mind: Essays on the Hermeneutic of Max Kadushin, ed.

Author: Justin S. Holcomb

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814790658

Category: Religion

Page: 330

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All religious traditions that ground themselves in texts must grapple with certain questions concerning the texts' authority. Yet there has been much debate within Christianity concerning the nature of scripture and how it should be understood—a debate that has gone on for centuries. Christian Theologies of Scripture traces what the theological giants have said about scripture from the early days of Christianity until today. It incorporates diverse discussions about the nature of scripture, its authority, and its interpretation, providing a guide to the variety of views about the Bible throughout the Christian tradition. Preeminent scholars including Michael S. Horton, Graham Ward, and Pamela Bright offer chapters on major figures in the pre-modern, reformation, and early modern eras, from Origen and Aquinas to Luther and Calvin to Barth and Balthasar. They illuminate each thinker's understanding of the Christian scriptures and their views on interpreting the Bible. The book also includes overview chapters to orient readers to the key questions regarding scripture in each era, as well as chapters on scripture and feminism, scripture in the African American Christian tradition, and scripture and postmodernism. This volume will be indispensable reading for students and all those interested in the nature and authority of Christian scripture.
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Pro Ecclesia Vol 15 N3

On Luther's nearly overwhelming concentration on the Ten Commandments in the LC, see George Lindbeck, “Martin Luther and the Rabbinic Mind,” in Understanding the Rabbinic Mind: Essays on the Hermeneutic of Max Kadushin, ed.

Author: Pro Ecclesia

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442229051

Category: Religion

Page: 140

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Pro Ecclesia is a quarterly journal of theology published by the Center for Catholic and Evangelical Theology. It seeks to give contemporary expression to the one apostolic faith and its classic traditions, working for and manifesting the church's unity by research, theological construction, and free exchange of opinion. Members of its advisory council represent communities committed to the authority of Holy Scripture, ecumenical dogmatic teaching and the structural continuity of the church, and are themselves dedicated to maintaining and invigorating these commitments. The journal publishes biblical, liturgical, historical and doctrinal articles that promote or illumine its purposes. Ways to subscribe: Call toll-free: 800-273-2223 Email: [email protected] For back-issues, please contact [email protected] Editorial inquiries: Joseph Mangina, [email protected] Submissions should be sent by email attachment in Microsoft Word, double-spaced, with identifying marks removed for the purposes of blind peer review. Book review inquiries: Chad Pecknold, [email protected] Advertising inquiries: Charles Roth, Jr., [email protected] Subscription inquiries: [email protected] ISSN: 1063-8512
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Bound to Be Free

Regarding the second point, see George Lindbeck, “Martin Luther and the Rabbinic Mind,” in Understanding the Rabbinic Mind: Essays on the Hermeneutic ofMax Kadushin, ed. Peter Ochs (Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1990), pp. 141-64, esp.

Author: Reinhard Hutter

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802827500

Category: Religion

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"Bound to Be Free" explores the scriptural concepts of church ("ekklesia"), freedom ("eleutheria"), and truthful speech ("parrhesia"), showing not only that the proper meanings of three concepts interpenetrate one another but also that rending them asunder lies at the root of Christian division today. According to Reinhard Hutter, the crucial interrelationship of these three concepts has long been obscured by ongoing church division. Separated from each other, many Christians assume that freedom can be maintained and truthful speech preserved only at the cost of unity. Others assume that Christian unity can be attained only if freedom and truthful speech are narrowly circumscribed in their proper exercise. Christian division issues from the all too familiar individualistic accounts of church, freedom, and speech that have haunted modernity and clouded the proclamation of the gospel. This book shows that here, at the beginning of the twenty-first century, it is imperative that Christians attend to this crucial interrelationship and its source in the God of the gospel. Hutter discusses the meaning, role, and importance of each concept in turn, engaging along the way a wide range of classical and contemporary voices in theology, philosophy, and culture that reveal in different ways how church, freedom, and truthful speech support one another."Bound to Be Free" is a groundbreaking work that challenges common approaches to ecumenism and points a fruitful new course ahead.
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