Judaism is widely regarded as the world's first great monotheistic tradition. What is not widely known is that Jewish thinkers throughout the ages have held very different views of God. Is the Divine all-powerful and all-knowing? What about evil? Can human actions impact God?
From the Hebrew Bible to Maimonides to Abraham Joshua Heschel, these questions have been answered in a variety of ways. This innovative and original anthology takes the reader on an intellectual and spiritual journey into the heart of the Jewish religious imagination. Each contributor an expert in a specific area of Jewish thought focuses on several major theological issues, explaining these concepts in a clear and thought-provoking manner, while also providing the reader with the appropriate historical context. Themes include:
Hebrew Bible Rabbinic Literature Medieval Jewish Philosophy Kabbalah Hasidism Twentieth-century Jewish Thought Jewish Theology Today
This singular volume deals with the subject of God both chronologically and thematically.