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)Hardback

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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

About Author

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

  • ISBN13: 9781405189422
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 224
  • ID: 9781405189422
  • weight: 428
  • ISBN10: 1405189428

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