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Contemplative NationA Philosophical Account of Jewish Theological Language$
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Cass Fisher

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780804776646

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804776646.001.0001

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Conclusion

Conclusion

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(p.207) Conclusion
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Contemplative Nation
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Stanford University Press
DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804776646.003.0006

This book has described a model of Jewish theological language called Jewish Theological Practice (JTP), which challenges the notion that theology is not an integral component of Jewish religious life. One factor perpetuating the anti-theological approach to Judaism is the argument that theology is inherently systematic and dogmatic and that these features are generally absent in Jewish thought about God. The book refutes such arguments by offering an account of Jewish theology that highlights the diverse functions and multiple forms of Jewish theological language. This book has deployed JTP in close readings of Mekhilta of Rabbi Ishmael and Franz Rosenzweig's The Star of Redemption. This chapter evaluates the merits of JTP by looking at its most important contributions to the study of rabbinic theology and the work of Rosenzweig. It also considers how JTP tackles long-standing problems in the study of Jewish theology and how it might advance future research on the topic.

Keywords:   theological language, Jewish Theological Practice, theology, Judaism, Mekhilta of Rabbi Ishmael, Franz Rosenzweig, The Star of Redemption, religious life, God

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