Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 146 pages, 8.66 × 5.12 × 0.43 in
Published: December 22, 1993
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0819193658
ISBN - 13: 9780819193650
From the Publisher
This book is an investigation into authenticity, certainty, and self-hood as they arise in the story of the binding of Isaac. Gellman provides a new interpretation of Kierkegaard with select Hasidic commentary. Contents: INTRODUCTION: Background to the Book; Hasidism and Existentialism; Preview of the Chapters; THE FEAR AND THE TREMBLING: Kierkegaard''s Fear and Trembling; The Problem of Hearing and the Problem of Choice; The ''Ethical'' for Kierkegaard; The ''Voice of God'' for Kierkegaard; The Resolution of the Problems; THE UNCERTAINTY: Mordecai Joseph Leiner of Izbica; Maimonides, Saadia, and Gersonides; The Existentialist Interpretation; The Theological Interpretation; SINNING FOR GOD: The Teleological Suspension of the Ethical; Averah Lishmah-Mordecai Joseph Leiner of Izbica and Zadok Hakohen of Lublin; Divine Determinism; Repentance from Fear and from Love; Averah Lishmah and the Teleological Suspension of the Ethical; THE DOUBLE-MINDEDNESS: Abraham''s Prophetic Utterance; Heavy and Light Double Mindedness; The Fire-Elimelech of Lyzhansk; Judah Aryeh Leib of Gur; Abraham''s Double-Mindedness; THE PASSION: Abraham Issac Kook; Hegel and Kierkegaard on Religion and Philosophy; Abraham and Idolatry; The Akedah According to Rav Kook; God''s Mercy; Rav Kook and Kierkegaard on the Self; Index.
About the Author
Jerome I. Gellman is Associate Professor at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.
This short book is eminently worth reading. The topic is important; the writing is clear and crisp; the author objective while engaged; and the content organized, informed and informative.