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I n d e x activism, 23 Akiva, Rabbi, 20, 161–172, 192–193, 221, 284n175, 284n181, 284n185, 285n190, 287n218, 287n226, 293n77, 294n93 Amos, 123, 164, 304n127 anger: at God, 174–179, 180, 183, 186–188, 189; of God, 8, 147–154, 159, 163 anthropocentrism, 83, 127, 208 anthropomorphism, 154, 155, 267n4, 281n133, 283n153, 284n175 anthropopathism, 20, 154–155, 158 apologetic theology, 84–85 Aristotle, 50, 138–141, 143, 232. See also Greek philosophy Arnobius, 152 Astley, Jeff, 114 atheism, 59–61, 64, 65, 67, 75, 81, 93, 114, 126–127, 243n31. See also non-­belief Augustine, 194 awe. See wonder Baal Shem Tov, 164, 175–176, 244n62, 285n194, 296n14. See also Hasidism Bacik, James, 91–92 Barth, Karl, 18, 53, 72–79, 83–85, 87, 101, 102, 116, 258n18, 259n24, 260n26, 260n34, 261n48 belief: in divinity of Torah, 117, 273n153; in God, 54, 155, 242n28, 250n189, 253n246; justifying, 57, 58, 154; possibility of, 72; in revelation, 129. See also non-­belief ben Lakish, Rabbi Shimon, 166 Berkovits, Eliezer, 2, 156–157, 265n100, 282n142, 282n148, 290n35 Bible, 9, 11, 25, 35, 59, 72, 87, 94, 97, 103–104, 116, 119–128, 136, 138, 143, 150, 218, 258n1, 267n9; as answer to a question, 86, 94; criti­cal scholarship on, 2, 19, 116–119, 270n93; and Greek philosophy, 135, 141, 143; harsh passages in, 120–121; as human document, 110–111; interpretation of, 20, 121–123, 134; language of, 105–108, 109–110, 155; as revelation of God, 6, 11, 94, 97, 103, 107–112, 119, 132, 138, 273n136, 273n153; as singular work, 125–126, 128, 273n136 biblical theology, 36, 157, 244nn62–63 biblical thought, 32, 35, 244n57, 247n116, 249n163, 263n80, 282n142; as opposed to Greek thought, 8, 135, 143–144, 159, 215, 277n37 Braiterman, Zachary, 179, 186, 196, 292n54 Brueggemann, Walter, 236n16, 281n125 Brunner, Emil, 73–78, 258n13, 258n18, 259n22, 260n26 Buber, Martin, 25, 28–29, 222–225, 242n24, 248n130, 268nn22–23, 300n91, 304n134, 305n138, 309n37, 309nn39–40; on revelation, 100, 104, 112, 114, 116, 264n80, 269n76, 269n78 Capetz, Paul, 63 Cartesian philosophy, 16–17, 40, 41, 58, 231 certainty, 18, 53–57, 67–68, 79, 175, 251n205, 252n208, 252nn213–214, 254n271 Christian mysticism, 205–216 Christian theology, 50, 72–79, 90, 149–150, 327 328 index 193, 290n31. See also names of in­di­vidual theologians civil rights, 1, 23 Climate of Monastic Prayer, The, 213 Cohen, Arthur, 59–61, 63, 127, 251n205, 252n213, 253n246, 273n143, 273n145 commandment, 22, 23, 35, 95, 122–123, 233, 240n109, 240n112, 263n80, 266n107, 306n144 Conservative Judaism: Our Ancestors to Our Descendants, 110–11 covenant, 9, 12, 14, 22, 121–122, 139, 146, 151, 157, 168, 172, 178, 184–185, 201, 211, 214–217, 233, 283n166, 307n3; meaning of, 9–10, 233; and self-­transcendence, 4, 22, 134, 199–200 covenantal selfhood, 200, 206, 217 Dawkins, Richard, 242n26 de Lubac, Henri, 81, 83–84 Descartes, Rene, 40, 41. See also Cartesian philosophy divine exile, 9, 10, 21, 162, 166, 169, 181–183, 185, 219–222, 225, 233, 237n46, 286n210; and divine hiding, 99, 225. See also divine hiding divine hiding, 10, 22, 35, 59, 99, 102, 131, 180–182, 190, 218–226, 237n54, 292n54, 290n35, 291n38, 292n54, 309n40; as act of self-­concealment, 218–221, 223–224; and divine exile, 99, 225; and prayer, 217, 218–234; as response to humanity’s hiding, 181–182, 186, 218–219, 221. See also divine exile divine inspiration, 25, 115–117, 130 divine pathos, 8, 10–13, 24, 35, 103, 105, 133, 144–173, 189, 232, 237n56; and anthropomorphism , 281n133, 283n153; and divine passion, 10, 146, 170; meaning of, 113, 144, 154; prophetic sympathy with, 20, 158–160, 165, 167, 226, 283n154, 283n166, 287n218 divine suffering, 20, 160, 162–170, 172, 178, 188, 190, 221, 227, 284n181, 285n194, 286nn216–217; reasons for, 105, 133, 145–146, 163; types of, 10–11. See also divine pathos Dorff, Elliot, 110–111, 169n70 doubt, 31, 44, 55–58, 118, 125–126, 175–176, 186–187, 190–191, 201, 242n23 Eclipse, 223–224 ego, 20, 40, 198–199, 202–203, 226, 246n92, 248n130, 295n1, 296n29; overcoming , 3, 4, 20, 202, 233–234, 298n49, 303n115, 311n13 (see also under self-­ transcendence; self-­annihilation). See also under egocentrism egocentrism, 5, 62, 140, 199, 201, 202, 206, 208, 212, 226, 233, 265n100, 300n96 Eisen, Arnold, 240n112, 240n114 Eisen, Robert, 294n93 epistemology, 18, 56–58, 61, 63, 65, 253n237, 254n271. See also doubt Erlewine, Robert, 61, 127, 239n84, 284n172 Even-­Chen, Alexander, 2, 10–11...


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