A Traditional Quest: Essays in Honour of Louis Jacobs

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Dan Cohn-Sherbok
A&C Black, Mar 1, 1991 - Religion - 233 pages
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Louis Jacobs has made a formidable contribution to Jewish scholarship over the last 40 years. In addition he has inspired a generation of students of Judaica as well as members of his own congregation at the New London Synagogue. The contributors to this volume in his honour include a wide range of distinguished scholars. Beginning with Jacob Neusner's essay on the transformation of the Dual Torah in the first four centuries CE, the volume ranges over a variety of topics in the field of Bible, Talmud, history and theology, mirroring the wide range of Louis Jacobs' own interests. In addition, a full bibliography of Louis Jacobs' publications is included.
  

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Contents

Preface
7
1 From Philosophy to Religion
9
2 A Theological Response to Orthodoxies
24
3 Defining the Uniqueness of the Holocaust
42
New Dimensions and Explorations
58
5 The Human Body and the Image of God
75
6 The Classical Tradition in Byzantium
86
7 Akkadian Medicine in the Babylonian Talmud
102
Elements of Composition in the Book of the Covenant
154
11 Law in Reform Judaism
168
12 Moses Mendelssohns Concept of Tolerance
180
13 The Quest for a Jewish Theology and a NonFundamentalist Halakhah
194
Bibliography of Louis Jacobss Writings
217
Notes on Contributors
227
Index of References
229
Index of Authors
231

8 Psychoanalytic Approaches to Biblical Narrative Genesis 14
113
9 Saul Levi Morteiras Eulogy for Menasseh ben Israel
133

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Rabbi Professor Dan Cohn-Sherbok has a Ph.D. in theology from Cambridge University, UK, and an honorary doctorate in divinity from the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, USA. He is currently Emeritus Professor of Judaism, University of Wales; Honorary Professor, University of Aberstwyth; Visiting Professor at St Mary's University College; Visiting Professor at York St John University; Visiting Research Fellow at Heythrop College, University of London. He has written numerous books, including The Paradox of Anti-Semitism, Dictionary of Jewish Biography, Atlas of Jewish History, Modern Judaism and Judaism Today.

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