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Hermeneutic Models of Story and History

Alexander Samely

in Forms of Rabbinic Literature and Thought: An Introduction

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199296736
eISBN:
9780191712067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296736.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The midrashic engagement with the biblical past, as it is represented in biblical words, is substantial and detailed. This chapter explains some major types and their literary formats, using a ... More


Parts and Wholes in Rabbinic Literature

Alexander Samely

in Forms of Rabbinic Literature and Thought: An Introduction

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199296736
eISBN:
9780191712067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296736.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines if and how rabbinic literature constitutes a unified historical phenomenon. A number of observations supporting such a unity are presented. A crucial role is ascribed to the ... More


Oral and Written Texts

Alexander Samely

in Forms of Rabbinic Literature and Thought: An Introduction

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199296736
eISBN:
9780191712067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296736.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Rabbinic documents present themselves to some extent as having their root in the oral transmission of information. This chapter attempts to summarize some important aspects of the rabbis' own ... More


Hermeneutic Orientation and Introduction

Alexander Samely

in Rabbinic Interpretation of Scripture in the Mishnah

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198270317
eISBN:
9780191683978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198270317.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Biblical Studies

This chapter examines the hermeneutic situation, the resources of interpretation, the rabbinic hermeneutic rules, trends in the study of rabbinic hermeneutics, and the Mishnaic setting of the ... More


Scripture's Words, Mishnah's Speech

Alexander Samely

in Rabbinic Interpretation of Scripture in the Mishnah

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198270317
eISBN:
9780191683978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198270317.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Biblical Studies

This chapter argues that the words of Scripture can be adopted to express directly Mishnaic ideas, or they can be quoted with their message reduplicated by the Mishnaic voice. It is also possible to ... More


Analogical Resources II: Transfer Within and Between Co-texts

Alexander Samely

in Rabbinic Interpretation of Scripture in the Mishnah

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198270317
eISBN:
9780191683978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198270317.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Biblical Studies

This chapter continues the discussion of analogical extensions. The word ‘subject/s’ refers to the manner in which one speaks of the ‘subject’ of a sentence. The manner in which Scripture speaks ... More


Towards Pathos: Preliminary Considerations

Joseph Redfield Palmisano

in Beyond the Walls: Abraham Joshua Heschel and Edith Stein on the Significance of Empathy for Jewish-Christian Dialogue

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199925025
eISBN:
9780199980451
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199925025.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The book begins by “situating” Heschel's The Prophets, as a response-cum-theodicy to the discontinuity of the Shoah. We bring David Tracy into dialogue with Heschel on what is constitutive of a ... More


Concluding Remarks

Alexander Samely

in Profiling Jewish Literature in Antiquity: An Inventory, from Second Temple Texts to the Talmuds

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199684328
eISBN:
9780191764981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684328.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Religion in the Ancient World

These remarks attempt to sketch out some larger trends in the development of ancient Jewish literature, as they emerge from the comparative overview of literary features in the Inventory and from the ... 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


Buber's Hermeneutic Horizon

in Aesthetics of Renewal: Martin Buber's Early Representation of Hasidism as Kulturkritik

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226842707
eISBN:
9780226842738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226842738.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Buber's approach to Verstehen, “understanding,” is manifestly inspired by Dilthey's hermeneutic theory. On the basis of his mentor's doctrine of psychological understanding of the lived experience ... More


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