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Textual Reasonings: Jewish Philosophy and Text Study at the End of the Twentieth Century (Peter Ochs Nancy Levene (eds)) Paperback Book, (Wm B Eerdmans Publishing Co, 2003) 9780802839978
Textual Reasonings: Jewish Philosophy and Text Study at the End of the Twentieth Century (Peter Ochs Nancy Levene (eds)) Paperback Book, (Wm B Eerdmans Publishing Co, 2003) 9780802839978
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Title: Textual Reasonings: Jewish Philosophy and Text Study at the End of the Twentieth Century

Author: Ochs, Peter Nancy Levene (eds)

Publisher: Wm B Eerdmans Publishing Co; Publication Date: 2003

Paperback; ISBN: 9780802839978

Volumes: 1; Pages: 320

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Textual Reasonings is the name a family of contemporary Jewish thinkers has given to its overlapping practices of Jewish philosophy and theology. This new volume represents the most public expression to date of the shared work, over a period of twelve years, of this society of "textual reasoners."Although the movement of textual reasoning is diverse and pluriform, it is characterized at bottom by the pursuit of the claim that there are significant affinities between Jewish forms of reading and reasoning and postmodern thought. These affinities are presently being pursued by scholars throughout Jewish studies, in fields such as the Bible, Talmud, Midrash, medieval philosophy, Kabbalah, and the Jewish phenomenology of Rosenzweig and Levinas, among others. As this book amply conveys, this scholarship is stimulating a lively and creative reengagement with the philosophical dimensions of Jewish texts and, even more, the textual dimensions of Jewish reasoning.A fine addition to an acclaimed series, Textual Reasonings provides a superb review of contemporary Jewish thought.ContentsNotes on the contributorsIntroductionsPeter OchsNancy LevenePart I Textual reasoning1. Textual reasoning in midrashic studiesMichael Fishbane: Anthological midrash and cultural paideia: The case of Songs Rabba 1.2Steven Fraade:'The Kisses of His Mouth': Intimacy and Intermediacy as Performative Aspects of a Midrash CommentarySteven Kepnes: Fishbane's commentary to Song of Songs Rabba as analytic textual reasoning2. Textual reasoning in biblical studyTikva Frymer-Kensky: Revelation revealed: The doubt of TorahVirginia Burrus: Revelation revealed or reveiled? 'Jewish' and 'Christian' interpretation in late antiquityAryeh Cohen: Response to 'Revelation revealed'3. Textual reasoning in talmudic studies: Law and semioticsRobert Gibbs and Peter Ochs: Gold and silver: Philosophical TalmudShaul Magid: Rabbis of gold and sages of silver: A response to 'Philosophical Talmud'Robert Gibbs: Why Talmud: Renewing response4. Textual reasoning in talmudic studies: Law, history and changePeter Ochs: Talmudic scholarship as textual reasoning: Halivni's pragmatic historiographyDavid Halivni: Response to 'Talmudic scholarship as textual reasoning'Part II Reflections on the Process of Textual Reasoning5. Jewish reflectionsEugene Borowitz: Textual reasoning and Jewish philosophy: The next phase of Jewish postmodernity?Jacob Meskin: Textual reasoning, modernity and the limits of historyMartin Kavka: Textual reasoning and cultural memory: A response to Jacob MeskinRandi Rashkover: Exegesis, redemption and the maculate TorahZachary Braiterman: Elu ve-elu: Textual difference and sublime judgement in Eruvin and LyotardLaurie Zoloth: Seeing the doubting judge: Jewish ethics and the postmodern projectMichael Zank: Franz Rosenzweig, the 1920s and the moment of textual reasoning6. Christian reflectionsGeorge Lindbeck: Progress in textual reasoning: From Vatican II to the conference at DrewDavid Ford: Responding to textual reasoning: What might Christians learn?Daniel Hardy: Textual reasoning: A concluding reflectionEpiloguesNancy LevenePeter OchsGlossaryIndex of Names and SubjectsIndex of Texts
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