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Justice for All: How the Jewish Bible Revolutionized Ethics

Jeremiah Unterman
Format
Book
Published
Philadelphia : The Jewish Publication Society ; Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2017]
Language
English
Series
JPS Essential Judaism Series
ISBN
9780827612709, 0827612702, 9780827613263, 9780827613270, 9780827613287
Summary
"Demonstrates how the Jewish Bible radically changed the course of ethical thought and as a result has had enormous influence on later Jewish thought and law, as well as on Christianity and the development of modern Western civilization"--
Contents
  • 1. The Jewish Bible's unique understanding of God : the ethical relationship of God to the world and humanity
  • 2. The revelation at Sinai : ethical implications of the God-Israel relationship
  • 3. Providing for the disadvantaged : the stranger, the poor, the widow, and the orphan (with a note on slavery)
  • 4. The primacy of morality over ritual : a prophetic innovation
  • 5. The requirement of "Return" : the development of repentance from Torah to prophecy (with a note on theodicy)
  • 6. The establishment of hope : the prophetic promise of redemption.
Description
xxvi, 292 pages ; 24 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-263) and indexes.
Technical Details
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