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Faculty Book: Jonathan Jacobs

Jonathan A. Jacobs, ed.

Judaic Sources and Western Thought: Jerusalem’s Enduring Presence
(Oxford University Press, 2011)

With contributions by ten scholars, this volume explores the significance and enduring relevance of Judiac roots and sources of important European and Western moral and political ideas and ideals. It focuses on the distinct character of Judaic thought concerning moral value, the individual human being, the nature of political order, and relations between human beings and between human beings and God. These are not essays in Jewish intellectual history; rather, their purpose is to clarify the conceptual resources, insights, and perspectives grounded in Judaic texts and thought. The essays speak to scholars and students in moral philosophy, religion, philosophy of religion, ethics, Jewish intellectual history, comparative religion, theology, and other areas. Jonathan Jacobs serves on the doctoral faculty in philosophy.

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Submitted on: DEC 26, 2012

Category: Faculty Books | Philosophy