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Author: Martin Kavka

points to the interiorization of a certain truth in the course of per- sonal living. This is the phenomenon of Bewährung .” 59 Yet this is not as clear a gloss as it could be of the passage in question, for it implies that the truth already exists as true outside of life . Buber wrote that tzedeq

In: The Journal of Jewish Thought and Philosophy
Author: Kalman P. Bland

wolves who speak human languages while negotiating life’s challenges. 20 Berakhiah loved stories, wonderful, perplexing stories. His stories displayed knowledge of the material and efficient causes explaining human interactions; he investigated the behavior of all living crea- tures. Such a lover of

In: The Journal of Jewish Thought and Philosophy
Author: Aviram Ravitsky

1378 when R. Abraham ben Judah was at the house of R. Ḥasdai Crescas. It seems that on this issue the opinion of the disciple also represents that of his teacher. If this is correct, the essence of R. Ḥasdai Crescas’s view of the purpose of the Torah and the telos of man as living a life of inner

In: The Journal of Jewish Thought and Philosophy

Torah and life. Judaism commits the Jew to the ever-enduring vital partnership with God. The result is Torat Ḥayyim , a living Torah. 182 Furthermore, Berkovits emphasizes that the attentiveness of halakhah to reality is not a random feature, but intentional and purposeful: The application of the Torah

In: The Journal of Jewish Thought and Philosophy

the infinite expanse of the universe there are stars at different stages in their natural life cycle but that the universe as a whole is generally unchanging. 39 Thus one could not meaningfully speak of creation ex nihilo or of an originary moment, but one could speak of the formation of an individual

In: The Journal of Jewish Thought and Philosophy
Author: Reimund Leicht

more attention to a couple of historical details which seem to indicate that the processes were more complicated than they might seem at first sight. Moreover, it will be shown that the cultural and educational ideals that characterized and motivated Judah Ibn Tibbon were those he brought with him from

In: Studies in the Formation of Medieval Hebrew Philosophical Terminology
Author: Cat Moir

When the third and final volume of his magnum opus Das Prinzip Hoffnung [ The Principle of Hope ], was published in 1959, Ernst Bloch (1885–1977) was living in the German Democratic Republic. 1 He and his wife, Polish architect Karola Piotrkowska, had moved there a decade earlier when Bloch was

In: Ernst Bloch’s Speculative Materialism

and motivating them to creative action. The Jewish philosopher, by contrast, exalted a contemplative ideal. Inspired by Hellenic intellectualism, Jewish philosophers, according to Kaplan, sought the highest good in thought, not in deeds. This lack of concern for the daily problems of Jewish living

In: The Journal of Jewish Thought and Philosophy

Christian tradition should be understood within a liturgical framework. 51 Like liturgy, asceticism cannot be reduced to the practising of skills. It is, in part, the call to develop the virtues necessary of living what the Syriac churches described as ‘the life of the angels’. 52 It is , at the same

In: International Journal of Public Theology
Author: Samuel Lee

includes business incubation, drug rehabilitation, job training, and community fellowship opportunities. By embracing a model of church life that go beyond the four structural walls, the Blue Jean Church has stepped out into the marketplace, the neighbourhood and the public space. In so doing it reveals

In: International Journal of Public Theology