In this Book

summary
This major intellectual response to the leading theologian of liberal Judaism provides a significant indication of future directions in Jewish religious thought. 'In Reviewing the Covenant, six Jewish philosophers—and one Christian colleague—respond to the work of the renowned Jewish theologian Eugene B. Borowitz, one of the leading figures in the movement of “postmodern” Jewish philosophy and theology. The title recalls Borowitz’s earlier book, Renewing the Covenant: A Theology for the Postmodern Jew, in which he lent this movement a theological agenda, and the essays in this book respond to Borowitz’s call: to revitalize contemporary Judaism by renewing the covenant that binds modern Jews to re-live and re-interpret the traditions of Judaism’s past. Together with the introductory and responsive essays by Peter Ochs and Borowitz himself, the essays offer a community of dialogue, an attempt to reason-out how Jewish faith is possible after the Holocaust and how reason itself is possible after the failings of the great “-isms” of the modern world. This dialogue is conducted under the banner of “postmodern Judaism,” a daunting term that by the end of the book receives a surprisingly direct meaning, namely, the condition of disillusionment and loss out of which Jews can and must find a third way out of the modern impasse between arrogant rationalism and arrogant religion. Representing a major intellectual response to the leading theologian of liberal Judaism, the book provides a significant indication of future directions in Jewish religious thought.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Title Page, Copyright
  2. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Preface
  2. pp. vii-ix
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Introductory
  2. p. 1
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. 1. The Emergence of Postmodern Jewish Theology and Philosophy
  2. pp. 3-34
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. 2. Postmodern Judaism: One Theologian's View
  2. pp. 35-45
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Readings of Borowitz' Renewing the Covenant
  2. p. 47
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. 3. Gene Borowitz' Renewing the Covenant: A Theology for the Postmodern Jew
  2. pp. 49-59
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. 4. Reading the Covenant: Some Postmodern Reflections
  2. pp. 60-68
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. 5. Post-Modern or Chastened Modern? Eugene B. Borowitz' Vision for Jewish Fidelity
  2. pp. 69-80
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. 6. Is the Covenant a Bilateral Relationship? A Response to Eugene Borowitz' Renewing the Covenant
  2. pp. 81-90
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. 7. A Critique of Borowitz' Postmodern Jewish Theology
  2. pp. 91-107
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Readings of the Readings
  2. p. 109
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. 8. Borowitz and the Postmodern Renewal of Theology
  2. pp. 111-144
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. 9. 'Im ba'et, eyma: Since You Object, Let Me Put It This Way
  2. pp. 145-170
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Postmodern Theological Renewal: A Meditation
  2. p. 171
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. 10. "Crossing and Recrossing the Void": A Letter to Gene
  2. pp. 173-200
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 201-205
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Index
  2. pp. 207-211
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Index of Biblical and Rabbinic Sources
  2. pp. 213-214
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents

Additional Information

ISBN
9780791492796
Related ISBN
9780791445334
MARC Record
OCLC
45728065
Pages
214
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
Back To Top

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless.