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The Jewish God Question

What Jewish Thinkers Have Said about God, the Book, the People, and the Land



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The Jewish God Question by Andrew Pessin

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The Jewish God Question explores what a diverse array of Jewish thinkers have said about the interrelated questions of God, the Book, the Jewish people, and the Land of Israel. Exploring topics such as the existence of God, God's relationship to the world and to history, how to read the Bible, Jewish mysticism, the evolution of Judaism, and more, Andrew Pessin makes key insights from the Jewish philosophical tradition accessible and engaging. Short chapters share fascinating insights from ancient times to today, from Philo to Jewish Plaskow. The book emphasizes the more unusual or intriguing ideas and arguments, as well as the most influential. Pessin introduces readers to key themes and thinkers and shares suggestions for further reading. The Jewish God Question is an exciting and useful book for readers wrestling with some very big questions.

Author Biography

Andrew Pessin is professor of philosophy at Connecticut College. In addition to his occasional appearances as "The Genius" on the Late Show with David Letterman, he is the author of a number of books, including The God Question: What Famous Thinkers from Plato to Dawkins Have Said about the Divine and The 60-Second Philosopher. Samuel Lebens is a research fellow in philosophy at the University of Haifa. He is chairperson of the Association for the Philosophy of Judaism.
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November 15th, 2018
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United States
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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