The Resource Devotion and commandment : the faith of Abraham in the Hasidic imagination, Arthur Green

Devotion and commandment : the faith of Abraham in the Hasidic imagination, Arthur Green

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Devotion and commandment : the faith of Abraham in the Hasidic imagination
Title
Devotion and commandment
Title remainder
the faith of Abraham in the Hasidic imagination
Statement of responsibility
Arthur Green
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "A study of the problem of piety and commandment against the background of a radical spiritualist (Hasidic) worldview, centered around the figure of Abraham"--
  • "What was piety like before the commandments were revealed? How did Abraham live in a way that fulfilled the ideals of piety without the Torah? This question, raised in the ancient Jewish theology of Philo and central to the struggle of Paul with his own Judaism and his emerging Christian faith, was raised once again by the Hasidic masters of Eastern Europe in the eighteenth century. In a series of powerful and spiritually searching sermons, the Hasidic masters reinterpret spiritually the ancient rabbis' insistence that the patriarchs lived within the Law. In centering their spiritualization of Judaism around the figure of Abraham, these latter-day Jewish thinkers express a position that stands midway between the claims of the Talmud and those of the Christian apostle. Arthur Green uses this Hasidic debate on the patriarchs and the commandments as a point of departure for a wide-ranging consideration of the relationship between piety and commandment in Hasidic Judaism. The result of this effort is a series of rather remarkable mystical defenses of the commandments and an original contribution of Hasidic thought to the ongoing history of Judaism"--
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Dewey number
296.3
Index
index present
LC call number
BS580.A3
LC item number
G66 2015eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Devotion and commandment : the faith of Abraham in the Hasidic imagination, Arthur Green
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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ocn936118085
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1 online resource
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Form of item
online
Isbn
9780822981220
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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22573/ctt19j6ks3
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.b34146271
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)936118085
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