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The Resource Does Judaism condone violence? : holiness and ethics in the Jewish tradition, Alan L. Mittleman

Does Judaism condone violence? : holiness and ethics in the Jewish tradition, Alan L. Mittleman

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Does Judaism condone violence? : holiness and ethics in the Jewish tradition
Title
Does Judaism condone violence?
Title remainder
holiness and ethics in the Jewish tradition
Statement of responsibility
Alan L. Mittleman
Title variation
Holiness and ethics in the Jewish tradition
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Language
eng
Summary
We live in an age beset by religiously inspired violence. Terms such as "holy war" are the stock-in-trade of the evening news. But what is the relationship between holiness and violence? Can acts such as murder ever truly be described as holy? In Does Judaism Condone Violence?, Alan Mittleman offers a searching philosophical investigation of such questions in the Jewish tradition. Jewish texts feature episodes of divinely inspired violence, and the position of the Jews as God's chosen people has been invoked to justify violent acts today. Are these justifications valid? Or does our understanding of the holy entail an ethic that argues against violence?Reconstructing the concept of the holy through a philosophical examination of biblical texts, Mittleman finds that the holy and the good are inextricably linked, and that our experience of holiness is authenticated through its moral consequences. Our understanding of the holy develops through reflection on God's creation of the natural world, and our values emerge through our relations with that world. Ultimately, Mittleman concludes, religious justifications for violence cannot be sustained
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YDX
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Mittleman, Alan
Dewey number
296.3/697
Index
index present
LC call number
BM538.P3
LC item number
M58 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Violence
  • Holiness
  • Jewish ethics
  • 11.24 Jewish theology and philosophy
  • Jewish ethics
  • Violence
  • Gewalt
  • Heiligkeit
  • Judentum
  • Jüdische Ethik
Label
Does Judaism condone violence? : holiness and ethics in the Jewish tradition, Alan L. Mittleman
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Holiness and Judaism -- Holiness and ethics -- Holiness and violence
Control code
1028168225
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
v, 227 pages
Isbn
9780691174235
Lccn
2017963020
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1028168225
Label
Does Judaism condone violence? : holiness and ethics in the Jewish tradition, Alan L. Mittleman
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Holiness and Judaism -- Holiness and ethics -- Holiness and violence
Control code
1028168225
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
v, 227 pages
Isbn
9780691174235
Lccn
2017963020
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1028168225

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