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The Resource Jewish justice : the contested limits of nature, law, and covenant, David Novak

Jewish justice : the contested limits of nature, law, and covenant, David Novak

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Jewish justice : the contested limits of nature, law, and covenant
Title
Jewish justice
Title remainder
the contested limits of nature, law, and covenant
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David Novak
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Language
eng
Summary
David Novak explores the continuing role of Judaism for crafting ethics, politics, and theology. Drawing on sources as diverse as the Bible, the Talmud, and ancient, medieval, and modern philosophy, Novak asserts Judaism's integral place in communal discourse of the public square. According to Novak, biblical revelation has universal implications--that it is ultimately God's law to humanity because humans made in God's image are capable of making intelligent moral choices. The universality of this claim, however, stands in tension with the particularities of Jewish monotheism (one God, one people, one law). Novak's challenge is for Judaism to capitalize on the way God's law transcends particularity without destroying difference. Thus it is as Jews that Jews are called to join communities across the faithful denominations, as well as secular ones, to engage in debates about the common good. Jewish Justice follows a logical progression from grounded ethical quandaries to larger philosophical debates. Novak begins by considering the practical issues of capital punishment, mutilation and torture, corporate crime, the landed status of communities and nations, civil marriage, and religious marriage
Cataloging source
DLC
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1941-
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Novak, David
Dewey number
296.3/82
Index
index present
LC call number
BJ1285.2
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Jewish ethics
  • Justice (Jewish theology)
  • Jewish law
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • Jewish ethics
  • Jewish law
  • Natural law
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Jewish justice : the contested limits of nature, law, and covenant, David Novak
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Publication
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This book is a collection of previously published essays
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Can capital punishment ever be justified in the Jewish tradition? -- The elimination of mutilation and torture in rabbinic thought and practice -- Natural law, human dignity, and the protection of human property -- Land and people: one Jewish perspective -- Jewish marriage and civil law: a two-way street? -- Jewish marriage: nature, covenant, and contract -- Divine justice/divine command -- The universality of Jewish ethics: a rejoinder to secularist critics -- The Judaic foundation of rights -- Social contract in modern Jewish thought: a theological critique -- Toward a Jewish public philosophy in America -- Defending Niebuhr from Hauerwas -- Is natural law a border concept between Judaism and Christianity?
Control code
988581205
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781481305310
Lccn
2017026238
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)988581205
Label
Jewish justice : the contested limits of nature, law, and covenant, David Novak
Publication
Note
This book is a collection of previously published essays
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Can capital punishment ever be justified in the Jewish tradition? -- The elimination of mutilation and torture in rabbinic thought and practice -- Natural law, human dignity, and the protection of human property -- Land and people: one Jewish perspective -- Jewish marriage and civil law: a two-way street? -- Jewish marriage: nature, covenant, and contract -- Divine justice/divine command -- The universality of Jewish ethics: a rejoinder to secularist critics -- The Judaic foundation of rights -- Social contract in modern Jewish thought: a theological critique -- Toward a Jewish public philosophy in America -- Defending Niebuhr from Hauerwas -- Is natural law a border concept between Judaism and Christianity?
Control code
988581205
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781481305310
Lccn
2017026238
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)988581205

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