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The Resource The love of God : divine gift, human gratitude, and mutual faithfulness in Judaism, Jon D. Levenson

The love of God : divine gift, human gratitude, and mutual faithfulness in Judaism, Jon D. Levenson

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The love of God : divine gift, human gratitude, and mutual faithfulness in Judaism
Title
The love of God
Title remainder
divine gift, human gratitude, and mutual faithfulness in Judaism
Statement of responsibility
Jon D. Levenson
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Language
eng
Summary
The love of God is perhaps the most essential element in Judaism--but also one of the most confounding. In biblical and rabbinic literature, the obligation to love God appears as a formal commandment. Yet most people today think of love as a feeling. How can an emotion be commanded? How could one ever fulfill such a requirement? The Love of God places these scholarly and existential questions in a new light. Jon Levenson traces the origins of the concept to the ancient institution of covenant, showing how covenantal love is a matter neither of sentiment nor of dry legalism. The love of God is instead a deeply personal two-way relationship that finds expression in God's mysterious love for the people of Israel, who in turn observe God's laws out of profound gratitude for his acts of deliverance. Levenson explores how this bond has survived episodes in which God's love appears to be painfully absent--as in the brutal persecutions of Talmudic times--and describes the intensely erotic portrayals of the relationship by biblical prophets and rabbinic interpreters of the Song of Songs. He examines the love of God as a spiritual discipline in the Middle Ages as well as efforts by two influential modern Jewish thinkers--Martin Buber and Franz Rosenzweig--to recover this vital but endangered aspect of their tradition. A breathtaking work of scholarship and spirituality alike that is certain to provoke debate, The Love of God develops fascinating insights into the foundations of religious life in the classical Jewish tradition
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YDXCP
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Levenson, Jon Douglas
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Library of Jewish ideas
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  • God (Judaism)
  • RELIGION
  • God (Judaism)
  • RELIGION / Judaism / General
Label
The love of God : divine gift, human gratitude, and mutual faithfulness in Judaism, Jon D. Levenson
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Publication
Copyright
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Includes indexes
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. A covenantal love -- 2. Heart, soul, and might -- 3. The once and future romance -- 4. The consummation of the spiritual life -- 5. "Because he has sold himself to us with the Torah."
Control code
ocn934475883
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxii, 235 pages .)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400873395
Lccn
2015017872
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.1515/9781400873395
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  • 832097
  • d13fb826-fa96-4d21-aa2d-cbb499ff5dc7
  • 22573/ctvc639cw
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)934475883
Label
The love of God : divine gift, human gratitude, and mutual faithfulness in Judaism, Jon D. Levenson
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes indexes
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. A covenantal love -- 2. Heart, soul, and might -- 3. The once and future romance -- 4. The consummation of the spiritual life -- 5. "Because he has sold himself to us with the Torah."
Control code
ocn934475883
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxii, 235 pages .)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400873395
Lccn
2015017872
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.1515/9781400873395
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 832097
  • d13fb826-fa96-4d21-aa2d-cbb499ff5dc7
  • 22573/ctvc639cw
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)934475883

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