Contemporary Covenantal Thought: Interpretations of Covenant in the Thought of David Hartman and Eugene Borowitz by Simon CooperContemporary Covenantal Thought: Interpretations of Covenant in the Thought of David Hartman and Eugene Borowitz by Simon Cooper

Contemporary Covenantal Thought: Interpretations of Covenant in the Thought of David Hartman and…

bySimon Cooper

Hardcover | December 1, 2011

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Refusing to accept anything but ever-increasing levels of human responsibility within a religious framework, covenantal thinkers audaciously suggest that the covenant empowers humanity as it binds and inhibits divinity. This is a reformulation of recurrent issues within the Jewish tradition, and one which pays homage to the modern context from which it emerges. Hartman and Borowitz grew up in the same mid-century American academic and social environment, and the product of that upbringing has a significant impact on the subsequent theories which they promote. Both thinkers have attracted a considerable following, but very few scholars have discussed them together. Cooper here for the first time works toward understanding their work in comparison with each other, and with covenant as the central focus and framework.
Simon Cooper (PhD King's College, London) is a teaching fellow at the London School of Jewish Studies and teaches at the MA program in Jewish Studies at King's College, London.
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Title:Contemporary Covenantal Thought: Interpretations of Covenant in the Thought of David Hartman and…Format:HardcoverDimensions:250 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0 inPublished:December 1, 2011Publisher:Academic Studies PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1936235692

ISBN - 13:9781936235698

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Cooper (London School of Jewish Studies and Jewish Studies, King's College, London) analyzes issues relating to the nature of the divine-human relationship in the work of two contemporary Jewish theologians. Among his topics are American Jewish theology and society in the post-Holocaust period, the sources and contexts of covenantal thought, the autonomous thrust in Judaism, covenantal ethics and law, and the boundaries of covenantal responsibility. The study is revised from his PhD dissertation at King's College, London.