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Nachman Krochmal
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"A well-organized and engaging read."
Religious Studies Review

The first in-depth look at...an important nineteenth century Jewish thinker and historian. Well-written [and] well- researched."
The Jerusalem Post Magazine

"A significant contribution to our understanding of the rise of modern Judaism in its East European manifestation."
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Harris examines Nachman Krochmal's work, particularly as it aimed to guide Jews through the modern revolution in metaphysical and historical thinking, thus enabling them to commit themselves to Judaism without sacrificing intellectual integrity.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-xiv
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  1. List of Abbreviations
  2. pp. xv-xvi
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  1. Chapter 1: Introduction
  2. pp. 1-43
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  1. Chapter 2: Metaphysics and Jewish Faith
  2. pp. 44-102
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  1. Chapter 3: Krochmal's Theory of History
  2. pp. 103-155
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  1. Chapter 4: Biblical Studies
  2. pp. 156-205
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  1. Chapter 5: The Rabbinic Tradition
  2. pp. 206-273
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  1. Chapter 6: The Perplexities of the Aggadah
  2. pp. 274-307
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  1. Chapter 7: Conclusion
  2. pp. 308-328
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 329-339
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  1. Back Cover
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