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Judaism and Ecology

Created World and Revealed Word

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$50.00 • £40.95 • €45.00

ISBN 9780945454359

Publication Date: 02/28/2003


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  • Preface [Lawrence E. Sullivan]
  • Series Foreword [Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim]
  • Introduction: Judaism and the Natural World [Hava Tirosh-Samuelson]
  • 1. Constructive Jewish Theology of Nature
    • A Kabbalah for the Environmental Age [Arthur Green]
    • Toward a Jewish Theology of Nature [Michael Fishbane]
  • 2. The Human Condition: Origins, Pollution, and Death
    • The Ecology of Eden [Evan Eisenberg]
    • How Much Is Too Much? Conventional versus Personal Definitions of Pollutions in Rabbinic Sources [Eliezer Diamond]
    • Jewish Death Practices: A Commentary on the Relationship of Humans to the Natural World [David Kraemer]
    • Response. Mastery and Stewardship, Wonder and Connectedness: A Typology of Relations to Nature in Jewish Text and Tradition [Eilon Schwartz]
  • 3. The Doctrine of Creation
    • Nature’s Answer: The Meaning of the Book of Job in Its Intellectual Context [Stephen A. Geller]
    • Creation in the Bible and in the Liturgy [Neil Gillman]
    • The Doctrine of Creation and the Idea of Nature [David Novak]
    • Response. Natural and Supernatural Justice [Jon D. Levenson]
  • 4. Nature and Revealed Morality
    • Concepts of Torah and Nature in Jewish Thought [Shalom Rosenberg]
    • Respect for Nature in the Jewish Tradition [Lenn E. Goodman]
    • What Are the Ethical Implications of Jewish Theological Conceptions of the Natural World? [Moshe Sokol]
    • Response. Construction, Discovery, and Critique in Jewish Ecological Ethics [Barry S. Kogan]
  • 5. Nature in Jewish Mysticism
    • Mirror of Nature Reflected in the Symbolism of Medieval Kabbalah [Elliot R. Wolfson]
    • Nature, Exile, and Disability in R. Nahman of Bratslav’s “The Seven Beggars” [Shaul Magid]
    • Early Hasidism and the Natural World [Jerome (Yehudah) Gellman]
    • Response. The Textualization of Nature in Jewish Mysticism [Hava Tirosh-Samuelson]
  • 6. From Speculation to Action
    • Reverence and Responsibility: Abraham Joshua Heschel on Nature and the Self [Edward K. Kaplan]
    • Can Judaism Make Environmental Policy? Sacred and Secular Language in Jewish Ecological Discourse [Tsvi Blanchard]
    • Jewish Environmentalism: Past Accomplishments and Future Challenges [Mark X. Jacobs]
  • Select Bibliography
  • Notes on Contributors
  • Index

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