Re-biographing And Deviance: Psychotherapeutic Narrativism And The Midrash

Hardcover | August 1, 1987

byMordechai Rotenberg

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Re-Biographing and Deviance examines the Jewish Midrashic model for self-renewal through time. In this important new study, author Rotenberg questions how traditional Judaism, with its contradictory notions of teshuvah (repentance) and of "remembrance of the past," allows for the contemporary Jew to maintain a healthy cognitive dialogue between past failures and future aspirations. The author illustrates how the Midrashic narrative philosophy entails a psychotherapeutic system for reinterpretation of past sins into positive future-oriented biographies--which in turn provide fuel for Jewish vitality and its continuity between past, present and future.

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Re-Biographing and Deviance examines the Jewish Midrashic model for self-renewal through time. In this important new study, author Rotenberg questions how traditional Judaism, with its contradictory notions of teshuvah (repentance) and of "remembrance of the past," allows for the contemporary Jew to maintain a healthy cognitive dialogu...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:August 1, 1987Publisher:Praeger Publishers

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ISBN - 10:0275923916

ISBN - 13:9780275923914

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?I found Dr. Rothberg's work to be a fascinating discourse, filled with new and fresh insights that are genuinely thought-provoking. His theories have wide implications for scholars in a variety of disciplines, and his views deserve to be heard--and studied.?-Norman Lamm President, Yeshiva University