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 Faith, Revelation, and Reason

Solomon Schimmel

in The Tenacity of Unreasonable Beliefs: Fundamentalism and the Fear of Truth

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195188264
eISBN:
9780199870509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195188264.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter examines medieval and modern views about the meanings of reason, belief, faith, revelation, and truth, and the relationships between them. It provides moving testimony from a devout ... More


The National Problem

Raymond P. Scheindlin

in Song of the Distant Dove: Judah Halevi’s Pilgrimage

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195315424
eISBN:
9780199872039
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195315424.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Halevi’s work is partly a reaction to the deteriorating political and intellectual conditions of the time, the former undermining the Jewish claim to a special covenant with God, and the latter ... More


The Visionary

Raymond P. Scheindlin

in Song of the Distant Dove: Judah Halevi’s Pilgrimage

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195315424
eISBN:
9780199872039
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195315424.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

A notable feature of Halevi’s religious poetry is its frequent depictions of spiritual experience in visual terms. Some of Halevi’s visionary imagery derives from the ancient Jewish tradition of ... More


A Thread through Halevi’s Maze

Ralph Lerner

in Naïve Readings: Reveilles Political and Philosophic

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226353296
eISBN:
9780226353326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226353326.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Judah Halevi, famous for poems of rare beauty and power in both Hebrew and Arabic, chose to present a comprehensive view of religious belief and practice in the form of a dramatic dialogue, commonly ... More


Ongoing Revelation and the External Problems with the Revelation

Samuel Lebens

in The Principles of Judaism

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198843252
eISBN:
9780191879098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198843252.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter seeks to resolve the riddle of the previous chapter with a theory of progressive or cumulative revelation. This theory of revelation will explain why an Orthodox Jew cannot accept the ... More


A Proof of Exodus: Yehuda HaLevy and Jonathan Edwards Walk into a Bar

Tyron Goldschmidt

in Jewish Philosophy in an Analytic Age

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198811374
eISBN:
9780191848407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198811374.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter defends the historicity of central Jewish narratives: the Exodus from Egypt and the revelation at Mount Sinai. Part 2 draws from Saadya Gaon, Yehuda HaLevi, and Jonathan Edwards: it ... More


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