Life as Creation: A Jewish Way of Thinking About the World
By: Shalom Freedman (author)Hardback
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Acknowledgments Prayer as Preface An Additional Word to the Reader I Mankind in Creation 1. An Essential Quality of Mankind Is the Capacity for Creation 2. Making Goodness Predominant in Creation 3. Creation and Chosenness 4. The Chosenness of Peoples in Creation: Secondary Chosenness 5. Chosenness in Creation and Human Remembrance 6. Moral and Cultural Creation and Historical Redemption 7. Creation as Ongoing Process of Mankind as a Whole 8. Ultimate Limitations in Human Creative Powers 9. Further Limitations in the Creation of Mankind: The Creature in the Middle 10. Creation and the Overall Development of Mankind II Jewish Creation 11. The Jews and Religious Creation 12. The Jews' Re-Creation of Themselves in History 13. The Jewish Conception of the Relation between Generations 14. Jewish People as People of Creation 15. Certain Characteristics of Jewish Creation and Creators 16. Jewish Creation: Interaction with and Learning from Other Peoples 17. Jewish Creation and Hatred of Jews 18. Jewish Creation and the Ongoing Struggle for Survival 19. Creation and the State of Israel 20. Jewish Creation and Human Redemption III God and Creation 21. God's Justice and the World-to-Come 22. The Need for God 23. God's Providence 24. Creation and Obedience to God 25. Consciousness and Creation 26. The Mind of God 27. The Mind of God: A Comparison of Divine and Human Methods of Creation 28. Creating Greater Goodness 29. God and the Mysteries of Creation 30. Creation and the Day of Rest IV Creation and the Everyday Moral Life 31. Life and Sacred Text that Must be Read Over and Over 32. Creation as Making One's Own Life in Freedom 33. To Create Our Own Destiny 34. Creation and Everyday Life 35. Choosing Good and Sanctifying Everyday Life 36. Creation and Family Life 37. Creation and Everyday Work Life 38. Creation Gives Meaning to Life 39. The Working of the Creative Process in Everyday Life 40. The Individual's Re-creation of His Own Moral Character in Everyday Life V. Creation and the Life of the Mind 41. Interpreting, Understanding, and Re-creating Reality 42. History as a Struggle for Control of the Consciousness of Mankind 43. Knowing Everything and Creating a True Picture of the World 44. The Place of Contradiction in Any Understanding We Have of Ultimate Reality 45. Making a True Picture of the World through Recreation of Various "Times" 46. Re-creating the Lives of Others 47. To Know Oneself 48. The Creation of an Ideal Self 49. A Kind of Ideal Creator: The In-Between Man 50. Creation and the Hidden Powers of the Self VI Literary Creation 51. Creation in Life and/or Literature 52. The Writer's Immortalization of Those He Loves through Literature 53. Creation and the Striving of the Creator for His Own Immortalization 54. Love and Creation 55. Frustrations of Creation 56. Rejection and the Fortunate Failure 57. Loneliness, Suffering, and Creation 58. Striving for Greatness in Creation 59. Creation and Literary Greatness 60. The Ideal Literary Creation: Tanach
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