Modern Jewish Thinkers : An Introduction
Highlighting well-known Jewish thinkers from a very wide spectrum of opinion the author addresses a range of issues including: What makes a thinker Jewish? What makes modern Jewish thought modern? How have secular Jews integrated Jewish traditional thought with agnosticism? What do Orthodox thinkers have to teach non-Orthodox Jews and vice versa? Each chapter includes a short, judiciously chosen selection from the given author, along with questions to guide the reader through the material. Short biographical essays at the end of each chapter offer the reader recommendations for further readings and provide the low-down on which books are worth the reader's while. Modern Jewish Thinkers: An Introduction represents a decade of the author's experience teaching students ranging from undergraduate age to their seventies. This is an ideal textbook for undergraduate classes.
- Paperback | 334 pages
- 149.9 x 226.1 x 27.9mm | 521.64g
- 01 Jul 2002
- Jason Aronson Inc. Publishers
- Northvale NJ, United States
About Alan T. Levenson
Dr. Alan Levenson teaches Jewish History and Thought at the Laura and Alvin Siegal College of Judaic Studies. He received his BA and MA from Brown University and his doctorate from the Ohio State University. He has been a visiting professor at the College of William & Mary and at Case Western Reserve University. His publications on German Jewry, modern Jewish thought, and Jewish pedagogy have appeared in a variety of academic and non-academic journals. He has received fellowships from the Tel Aviv University, the Lucius Littauer Foundation, the German Academic Exchange Program, and the American Council of Learned Societies. He resides permanently in Shaker Heights with his wife, Hilary, and their son, Benjamin Ze'ev.