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The Resource Judaic man : toward a reconstruction of Western civilization, Paul Eidelberg

Judaic man : toward a reconstruction of Western civilization, Paul Eidelberg

Label
Judaic man : toward a reconstruction of Western civilization
Title
Judaic man
Title remainder
toward a reconstruction of Western civilization
Statement of responsibility
Paul Eidelberg
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • With crime, drug addiction, nihilism, pornography, and alienation chipping away at the moral fiber of Western society, many people have turned to classical Greek philosophy and to Christianity to restore private and public morality. However, Professor Eidelberg argues, the Greco-Christian tradition contains certain inherent dichotomies - for example, the individual vs. society, freedom vs. authority, morality vs. the law, reason vs. revelation, the physical vs. the spiritual - that have contributed to the malaise of contemporary society. Since these dichotomies are foreign to Torah Judaism, the author takes the revolutionary step of applying Torah concepts to the present ills of Western civilization as he portrays the Torah as the paradigm of knowledge and of how mankind should live
  • In developing his thesis, Professor Eidelberg explores the Torah's conception of human nature and history by interfacing religion, philosophy, cosmology, psychology, and politics. He articulates a Judaic psychology that, contrary to virtually all modern schools of psychology, affirms the primacy of reason over the passions. He thus prepares the ground for providing rational and ethical constraints on democracy's two cardinal principles: freedom and equality. This done, Eidelberg formulates Judaic principles of education to enhance the role of reason and morality in public life
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Eidelberg, Paul
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BM627
LC item number
.E33 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Theological anthropology
  • Judaism
  • Jews
Label
Judaic man : toward a reconstruction of Western civilization, Paul Eidelberg
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-186) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
34151061
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxiv, 193 pages
Isbn
9780391039704
Lccn
96003738
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Judaic man : toward a reconstruction of Western civilization, Paul Eidelberg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-186) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
34151061
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxiv, 193 pages
Isbn
9780391039704
Lccn
96003738
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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