A Short History of Jewish Ethics: Conduct and Character in the Context of Covenant

A Short History of Jewish Ethics: Conduct and Character in the Context of Covenant

By: Alan Mittleman (author)Paperback

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A Short History of Jewish Ethics traces the development of Jewish moral concepts and ethical reflection from its Biblical roots to the present day. * Offers an engaging and thoughtful account of Jewish ethics * Brings together and discusses a broad range of historical sources covering two millennia of writings and conversations * Combines current scholarship with original insights * Written by a major internationally recognized scholar of Jewish philosophy and ethics

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Alan Mittleman is Professor of Jewish Thought at the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York City. His books include Hope in a Democratic Age (2009) and The Scepter Shall Not Depart from Judah (2000). Mittleman's work seeks to bring Jewish thought into a constructive conversation with ethics, political theory, and philosophy of religion.


Acknowledgments viii Introduction 1 1 Ethics in the Axial Age 16 2 Some Aspects of Rabbinic Ethics 52 3 Medieval Philosophical Ethics 88 4 Medieval Rabbinic and Kabbalistic Ethics 124 5 Modern Jewish Ethics 156 Conclusion 199 Index 202

Product Details

  • publication date: 30/12/2011
  • ISBN13: 9781405189415
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 224
  • ID: 9781405189415
  • weight: 292
  • ISBN10: 140518941X

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