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    Philosophy of the Bible as Foundation of Jewish Culture: Philosophy of Biblical Narrative (Reference Library of Jewish Intellectual History) (Paperback) By (author) Eliezer Schweid, Translated by Leonard Levin

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    DescriptionThe fundamental book of Eliezer Schweid is a modern interpretation of the Bible as narrative and law that can reopen the dialogue of contemporary Jews with the Bible, from which a dynamic Jewish culture can continue to draw its inspiration. The approach draws at the same time from the philosophical modernism of Hermann Cohen, the dialogical philosophy of Buber, the religious phenomenology of Heschel, and the insights of contemporary Biblical scholars, including literary analysts of the Bible. Schweid helps us to appreciate the broader message of the narrative of creation and settlement of the land in its ecumenical and planetary dimensions. The world is God's creation whose resources are to be deployed as necessary for the sustenance and needs - fulfilment of all people and all creatures equally - a message very much relevant to the ecological crisis facing us all at the present time.

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    Philosophy of the Bible as Foundation of Jewish Culture
    Philosophy of Biblical Narrative
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Eliezer Schweid, Translated by Leonard Levin
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 318 g
    ISBN 13: 9781934843512
    ISBN 10: 1934843512

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    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Academic Studies Press
    Imprint name
    Academic Studies Press
    Publication date
    19 March 2009
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    Author Information
    Eliezer Schweid is Professor Emeritus of Jewish Thought at the Hebrew University. He has published 40 books on general and specific areas of Jewish thought of all periods, and has commented frequently on the relevance of the legacy of Jewish thought to contemporary issues of Jewish and universal human concern. He is the recipient of the distinguished Israel Prize and two honorary doctorates. Leonard Levin teaches Jewish philosophy at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America in New York.