To Broaden the Way

To Broaden the Way : A Confucian-Jewish Dialogue

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To Broaden the Way suggests that the texts of both the Jewish and Confucian tradition talk in riddles of a special kind: riddles which are introduced-and answered-by religious forms of life. Using a "dialogue of riddles," Galia Patt-Shamir presents a comparative perspective of Confucianism and Judaism regarding the relatedness between contradictory expressions in texts and living conflicts.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 358 pages
  • 154.9 x 231.1 x 30.5mm | 612.36g
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • New
  • 0739110233
  • 9780739110232

Table of contents

0 Bibliography 0 Introduction:Way and Walk Chapter 1 Where Religions Meet: Dao and Halakh - A Dialogue of Ways Part 1 How to Deal With It? Religious Philosophical and Literary Origins Chapter 2 What Literature Mirrors: Biblical Themes as Universal Themes Part 2 Application: Living Riddle as Test; Living Riddle as Mystery Chapter 3 How Philosophy Suggests: From Understanding Texts to Understanding Life through Living Riddles Chapter 4 From Eden to Babel through the Land of Moriah:Life as Perpetual Text Chapter 5 From Earth to Man through Heaven: Life as Mystery Chapter 6 Confucian Way as Living a Riddle
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The challenging ideas put forth in this rich volume necessarily lead to new considerations regarding one's own and others' traditions. Useful Chinese and Hebrew gloassaries as well as an extensive bibliography supplement the book. -- Irene Eber The Journal Of Religion There are many important sections that can captivate and inform the reader. Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy, Springer Science and Business Media A unique book by a unique author...It is stimulating. Journal of Chinese Religions To Broaden the Way is at once an introduction to Confucianism, a personal statement by a Jewish scholar who, while not 'observant' in any formal sense, still feels reverence for the traditions of halakhic Judaism, and a fascinating comparison of the two. Readers whose ideas of morality have been wholly derived from the Western tradition that stretches from Plato to John Rawls will find their minds stretched by reading this short book. They may even be helped in defining their own 'way.' -- Hilary Putnam, professor emeritus, Harvard University
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About Galia Patt-Shamir

Galia Patt-Shamir is Senior Lecturer in the Department of East Asian Studies at Tel-Aviv University.
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