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Contemplative Nation: A Philosophical Account of Jewish Theological Language

Cass Fisher

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804776646
eISBN:
9780804781008
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804776646.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This book challenges the long-standing view that theology is not a vital part of the Jewish tradition. For political and philosophical reasons, both scholars of Judaism and Jewish thinkers have ... More


John Bunyan and the Politics of Remembrance

Sharon Achinstein

in Trauma and Transformation: The Political Progress of John Bunyan

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804757850
eISBN:
9780804768450
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804757850.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

John Bunyan died at the age of sixty in London after he fell ill due to fever, and was laid to rest in the tomb of his friend, John Strudwick, in Bunhill Fields in east London. Burial sites are ... More


On the Possibility of a Poetics of Revelation Today: From Apocalyptic Theology to Postmodern Negative Theology

in Poetry and Apocalypse: Theological Disclosures of Poetic Language

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804759106
eISBN:
9780804779739
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804759106.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter addresses the question of poetry as theological revelation by examining the overall theology, and specifically the Joycean interpretations, of Thomas J. J. Altizer, who offers an ... More


The Kitchen and the Digest

in Less Rightly Said: Scandals and Readers in Sixteenth-Century France

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804762922
eISBN:
9780804773546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804762922.003.0005
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines the Genevan experiment in the polemical use of humanist culture, at the intensified techniques of citation whose aim is to develop a form of verbal iconoclasm. Viret revives the ... More


A Goy Who Speaks Yiddish: Christians and the Jewish Language in Early Modern Germany

Aya Elyada

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804781930
eISBN:
9780804782821
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804781930.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This book explores the unique phenomenon of Christian engagement with Yiddish language and literature from the beginning of the sixteenth century to the late eighteenth century. By analyzing the ... More


Introduction

in Contemplative Nation: A Philosophical Account of Jewish Theological Language

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804776646
eISBN:
9780804781008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804776646.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This book examines the role of theology in Judaism and Jewish studies by proposing a new model for understanding Jewish theological language. Known as Jewish Theological Practice (JTP), this model ... More


Hermeneutic Theory and the Study of Jewish Theology: Toward a New Model of Jewish Theological Language

in Contemplative Nation: A Philosophical Account of Jewish Theological Language

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804776646
eISBN:
9780804781008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804776646.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter analyzes the leading hermeneutic theories of Hans-Georg Gadamer and Paul Ricoeur, focusing on the ways in which such theories can advance the study of Jewish theology. It discusses ... More


Jewish Theology as a Religious and Doxastic Practice

in Contemplative Nation: A Philosophical Account of Jewish Theological Language

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804776646
eISBN:
9780804781008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804776646.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines two related problems: what can replace the systematic and dogmatic approach to theology within Judaism, and what account of Jewish theology can embrace the resources of ... More


Conclusion

in Contemplative Nation: A Philosophical Account of Jewish Theological Language

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804776646
eISBN:
9780804781008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804776646.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This book has described a model of Jewish theological language called Jewish Theological Practice (JTP), which challenges the notion that theology is not an integral component of Jewish religious ... More


Religion as a Political Tool: Resurrecting Canudos and Revolutionizing Jesus

Sarah Sarzynski

in Revolution in the Terra do Sol: The Cold War in Brazil

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781503603691
eISBN:
9781503605596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503603691.003.0006
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter examines how discourses of religious practices and beliefs of messianism and Catholic radicalism functioned to both unite rural workers and criminalize the rural social movements, while ... More


Training Missionaries

David Rex Galindo

in To Sin No More: Franciscans and Conversion in the Hispanic World, 1683-1830

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781503603264
eISBN:
9781503604087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503603264.003.0004
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter examines the missionary training program in the Franciscan colleges for the propagation of Catholicism, focusing on the collegial curriculum, especially instruction in moral theology and ... More


Stasiology: Political Theology and the Figure of the Sacrificial Enemy

Banu Bargu

in After Secular Law

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804775366
eISBN:
9780804780704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804775366.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter analyzes three permutations in Carl Schmitt's usage of the term “political theology.” First, it represents a “static structural homology” in which the political and theological are seen ... More


Against Sovereign Impunity: The Political Theology of the International Criminal Court

Bruce Rosenstock

in After Secular Law

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804775366
eISBN:
9780804780704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804775366.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter construes the recently established International Criminal Court as the “sovereignty-less conscience of humanity.” It argues that the ICC is amenable to analysis in terms of political ... More


Responding Justly: Ambedkar, Sunnyata, and Finitude

Aishwary Kumar

in Radical Equality: Ambedkar, Gandhi, and the Risk of Democracy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780804791953
eISBN:
9780804794268
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804791953.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

Did Ambedkar’s democracy have a place for belief? Could his “love of truth” coexist with his “love of politics”? Focusing on his final works (beginning with his opposition to capital punishment), ... More


“Let Not God Intervene”

Thomas A. Apel

in Feverish Bodies, Enlightened Minds: Science and the Yellow Fever Controversy in the Early American Republic

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780804797405
eISBN:
9780804799638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804797405.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Chapter Four considers the natural theology of yellow fever. Convinced that yellow fever appeared as a punishment for sins and that the disease arose from natural processes, the investigators sought ... More


“The jews” in Christian Theology and Myth

in The Jewish Persona in the European Imagination: A Case of Russian Literature

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804770552
eISBN:
9780804775625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804770552.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter examines the conception of the Jews in Christian myth and theology. It discusses the views that the Jews cannot understand and misconstrued the Scriptures by giving them a literal ... More


The Semiotics of the “jewish” Body

in The Jewish Persona in the European Imagination: A Case of Russian Literature

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804770552
eISBN:
9780804775625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804770552.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter examines the depiction of the “Jewish” body in European literature. It suggests that modern writers constructed the “Jewish” body based on the traditional satanic corporeal traits put at ... More


Introduction Beyond Expulsion: A Paradigm Shift

in Beyond Expulsion: Jews, Christians, and Reformation Strasbourg

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804774420
eISBN:
9780804779050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804774420.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This book examines the Jewish–Christian relations in Strasbourg, a city in early modern France that expelled its Jewish population in 1390 and readmitted them only in 1791—a period of 400 years. It ... More


Distinguishing Habits: Mendicant Identities and Institutes

in Building Colonial Cities of God: Mendicant Orders and Urban Culture in New Spain

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804774864
eISBN:
9780804783255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804774864.003.0003
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter examines the nature and essential characteristics of individual mendicant orders in New Spain. It explains what made each order unique, what they shared, and how they adapted those ... More


Behn, Fontenelle, and the Cheats of Revealed Religion

in The Fringes of Belief: English Literature, Ancient Heresy, and the Politics of Freethinking, 1660-1760

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804758772
eISBN:
9780804769792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804758772.003.0003
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter describes how classical theology as filtered through the heterodox philosophy of Bernard de Fontenelle sparked the freethinking imagination of Aphra Behn, providing her with an ... More


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