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Contemplative Nation: A Philosophical Account of Jewish Theological Language

Cass Fisher


This book challenges the long-standing view that theology is not a vital part of the Jewish tradition. For political and philosophical reasons, both scholars of Judaism and Jewish thinkers have sought to minimize the role of theology in Judaism. This book constructs a new model for understanding Jewish theological language that emphasizes the central role of theological reflection in Judaism and the close relationship between theological reflection and religious practice in the Jewish tradition. Drawing on diverse philosophical resources, the book's model of Jewish theology embraces the multip ... More

Keywords: Jewish theology, Judaism, theological reflection, religious practice, Jewish tradition, Exodus, Franz Rosenzweig, rabbinics, theological language

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780804776646
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804776646.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Cass Fisher, author