Jewish Theology in Our Time A New Generation Explores the Foundations and Future of Jewish Belief

ISBN-10: 1580236308

ISBN-13: 9781580236300

Edition: 2012

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A powerful and challenging examinationof what Jews believe today�by a new generation�s dynamicand innovative thinkers.New in Paperback!At every critical juncture in Jewish history, Jews haveunderstood a dynamic theology to be essential for avital Jewish community. This important collection setsthe next stage of Jewish theological thought, bringingtogether a cross section of interesting new voices fromall movements in Judaism to inspire and stimulate discussionnow and in the years to come.Provocative and wide-ranging, these invigoratingand creative insights from a new generation�s thoughtleaders provide a coherent and inspiring picture ofJewish belief in our time.The passionate voices of a new generation of Jewishthinkers continue the dialogue with God, examining thedynamics of what Jews can believe today. They explore:� A dynamic God in process� The canon of Jewish literature and its potential tobe both contemporary and authentic to tradition� Critical terms and categories for discussing Jewishtheology� The ongoing nature of the Jewish search for God� Ruptures within the modern Jewish condition� And much more
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Book details

List price: $19.99
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: LongHill Partners, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/1/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.726
Language: English

Rabbi Carole B. Balin, PhD , is professor of Jewish history at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. She is currently working on an updated version of the 1984 edition of Liberal Judaism with Dr. Eugene B. Borowitz and Frances W. Schwartz.

Rabbi Bradley Shavit is currently the dean of the conservative rabbinical seminary, the Ziegler School at the University of Judaism. He is the author of It's a Mitzvah! Jewish Living Step-by-Step (Behrman House) and has written more than 115 articles including Torah commentary for the Southern California Heritage.

Rachel Sabath Beit-Halachmi, PhD , is a rabbi and scholar who was ordained at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion and earned a PhD in Jewish philosophy at The Jewish Theological Seminary. She is the Shalom Hartman Institute's director of lay leadership education and co-director of its North American Scholars Circle. She is also a member of the faculty of HUC-JIR, Jerusalem, and teaches in communities throughout North America. She is co-author of two books, Striving Toward Virtue and Preparing Your Heart for the High Holidays , and author of many articles and rituals. She lives outside Jerusalem with her husband, Rabbi Ofer Sabath Beit-Halachmi, and their children, Tehillah and Yedidya.

Foreword
Preface
Introduction
The God in Process
I Will Be Who I Will Be: A God of Dynamic Becoming
God as the Breath of Life
Living and Dreaming with God
Cosmic Theology and Earthly Religion
Non-dual Judaism
The Gods of the Text
Open-Source Covenant
More Theos, Less Ology
A Progressive Reform Judaism
Spiritual Mappings: A Jewish Understanding of Religious Diversity
The Religion of Torah
Ways of Talking About God
Five Pillars of Orthodox Judaism
Toward a New Jewish Theological Lexicon
Martin Buber: The Dialogue with God
Radically Free and Radically Claimed: Toward the Next Stage of Liberal Jewish Theology
Can Traditional Jewish Theology Still Speak to (Some of) Us?
A Quest for God
A Quest-Driven Faith
Theological Proximity: The Quest for Intimacy with God
Longing to Hear Again
Walking the Walk
On This Sacred Ground
The God in Between
The Radical Divinity
How I Came to Theology, or Didn't
The Theology of the In-Between
First Fruits of the Seasons of Hope and Renewal
Afterword
Notes
Suggestions for Further Reading
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