The Making Of A Sage: A Study in Rabbinic Ethics by Jonathan Wyn SchoferThe Making Of A Sage: A Study in Rabbinic Ethics by Jonathan Wyn Schofer

The Making Of A Sage: A Study in Rabbinic Ethics

byJonathan Wyn Schofer

Paperback | March 2, 2005

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Jonathan Schofer offers the first theoretically framed examination of rabbinic ethics in several decades. Centering on one large and influential anthology, "The Fathers According to Rabbi Nathan," Jonathan Schofer situates that text within a broader spectrum of rabbinic thought, while at the same time bringing rabbinic thought into dialogue with current scholarship on the self, ethics, theology, and the history of religions.
Notable Selection, Jordan Schnitzer Book Award for Philosophy and Jewish Thought, Association for Jewish Studies

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Jonathan Wyn Schofer is assistant professor of classical rabbinic literature in the Department of Hebrew and Semitic Studies at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

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Title:The Making Of A Sage: A Study in Rabbinic EthicsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:324 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.7 inPublished:March 2, 2005Publisher:University Of Wisconsin PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0299204642

ISBN - 13:9780299204648

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"Schofer is thoroughly familiar with conventional textual studies of Rabbi Nathan, brings to his textual readings a superb comparative religions training in the ethical traditions of other scholastic communities, and writes with elegance and verve."—Martin S. Jaffee, University of Washington