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The Gate to Perfection : Idea of Peace in Jewish Thought

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A timely book: as Israelis and Arabs are moving towards a settlement, this study offers a valuable historical dimension, from the Jewish point of view, to the main issue involved, i.e., the idea of peace. The authors maintain that peace has always played an important role in Jewish thought, that in fact Judaism as a religion is characterized by the striving for peace. They reach this conclusion after having examined a variety of sources, ranging from the biblical texts of Old Israel to the Talmudic tradition and Jewish Philosophy of Religion up until the twentieth century.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 142 pages
  • 142.2 x 218.4 x 15.2mm | 340.2g
  • Berghahn Books, Incorporated
  • Herndon, United States
  • bibliography, appendix
  • 1571810188
  • 9781571810182

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""This book is original, lucid and scholarly. It is a major contribution to theological thought, while at the same time an inspiration to non-scholars who are interested in the sources of belief. The book is not eurocentristic but covers all the various traditions in the United States and Israel as well." ."Neil Postman"show more