By Arthur A. Cohen, Paul Mendes-Flohr
JPS is proud to reissue Cohen and Mendes-Flohr’s vintage paintings, probably crucial, complete anthology to be had on twentieth century Jewish concept. This notable quantity offers a hundred and forty concise but authoritative essays via well known Jewish figures Eugene Borowitz, Emil Fackenheim, Blu Greenberg, Susannah Heschel, Jacob Neusner, Gershom Scholem, Adin Steinsaltz, and so forth. They outline and replicate upon such crucial rules as charity, selected humans, demise, relations, love, fantasy, anguish, Torah, culture and extra. With entries from Aesthetics to Zionism, this ebook offers remarkable insights into either the Jewish event and the Judeo-Christian culture.
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Pope Paul VI, Ecclesiam Suam (1968). Baruch Spinoza, Tractatus Theologico-Politicus, ch. 8-10. BIBLIOGRAPHY Paul Edwards, "Atheism," in The Encyclopedia of Philosophy, I (1967). , New Essays in Philosophical Theology (1955). Fritz Mauthner, Der Atheismus und-seine Geschichte im Abendlande, 4 vols. (19201923). Richard Robinson, An Atheist's Values (1964). Authority Stephen Wald T he question of religious authority divides into two parts: first, Who possesses religious authority? and second, What is the source of its power to obligate?
MT Shema 1:2). This defines the content of "accepting the kingdom of heaven" as knowledge of God and his unity and the love of God, which Maimonides holds to be necessarily consequent upon true knowledge (MT Yesodei Torah 1:12:2). The love of God and the burning desire to be close to him provide the only adequate motivation for the fulfillment of his will (MT Teshuvah 10), and therefore it is in them alone that the authority of his commandments is to be found. But how does one come to such knowledge?
Nor does Pauline Christianity deny the divine origin of the Torah. Consequently, the Jews cannot be portrayed as enemies of the Light in the same radical way as in Gnosticism. Yet for every element in Gnostic anti-Semitism, there is a corresponding element in Pauline Christianity, and there are certain elements 16 ANTI-JUDAISM AND ANTI-SEMITISM in the latter that further darken the picture of the Jews, making them even more demonic than in Gnosticism. Thus, instead of the creation of the world by an evil Demiurge, Pauline Christianity substitutes the domination of the world by Satan, who is the ruler, or "prince," of this world, though not its creator.
20th Century Jewish Religious Thought by Arthur A. Cohen, Paul Mendes-Flohr