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Forms of Theological Language in Mekhilta of Rabbi Ishmael

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/9780804776646.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

As a new model for understanding Jewish theological language, the value of Jewish Theological Practice (JTP) is contingent on its ability to illuminate the theological language of classical Jewish ... More


Forms of Theological Language in Franz Rosenzweig's The Star of Redemption

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/9780804776646.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter uses the Jewish Theological Practice (JTP) model to analyze Franz Rosenzweig's The Star of Redemption. After providing a brief introduction to Rosenzweig and his book, it considers the ... More


Divine Power, Goodness, and Knowledge

William L. Rowe

in The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Religion

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195138092
eISBN:
9780199835348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195138090.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

In Judaism, Christianity, and Islam God is generally understood to be an eternal being, possessing maximal power (omnipotence), maximal knowledge (omniscience), and maximal goodness. This ... More


God’s Affective Love

Jordan Wessling

in Love Divine

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198852483
eISBN:
9780191886935
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198852483.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Much of the difference between advocates of divine impassibility and divine passibility centres upon the supposed value of suffering in compassion. Proponents of divine impassibility typically ... More


The Issue of Divine Eternity

Paul Helm

in Eternal God: A Study of God without Time

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199590391
eISBN:
9780191595516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590391.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Is divine timelessness a case of the intrusion of Greek thought into Jewish and Christian ideas drawn from Scripture, or is the concept of God's timeless eternity warranted by scriptural texts? It is ... More


Divine Perfection and Freedom

William Rowe

in Evidence and Religious Belief

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199603718
eISBN:
9780191729287
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199603718.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter argues that the requirements for absolute moral perfection and freedom that theists traditionally ascribe to God cannot be met, and hence that traditional theism should be rejected. ... More


Prefacing the Theodicy

Christia Mercer

in New Essays on Leibniz's Theodicy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199660032
eISBN:
9780191761133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660032.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter asks that we step back from the main text of the Theodicy and attend to its Preface. It shows that the Preface performs two crucial preparatory tasks that have not been properly ... More


The Cosmic Eye and Its Pupil: Divine Perfection and the Mediation of Universal and Particular Truth in Rabbinic Theology

Cass Fisher

in Religious Truth: Towards a Jewish Theology of Religions

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781786942289
eISBN:
9781800343283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786942289.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter approaches the question of truth not from the starting point of theoretical considerations but rather from specific textual contexts. It studies rabbinic sources in detail and brings ... More


The Holiness Framework

Mark C. Murphy

in Divine Holiness and Divine Action

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780198864783
eISBN:
9780191896866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198864783.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

The only framework necessarily characterizing divine action is the holiness framework, on which divine action responds appropriately to God’s own perfection by being motivated to keep what is ... More


Is the Anselmian Being Loving?

Mark C. Murphy

in God's Own Ethics: Norms of divine agency and the argument from evil

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198796916
eISBN:
9780191840043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198796916.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

It is sometimes held that God, as an Anselmian—that is, absolutely perfect—being, must be loving. This chapter defends a conditional claim: insofar as God is necessarily loving, that is due to, and ... 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


The Presence of the Holy

Lenn E. Goodman

in The Holy One of Israel

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190698478
eISBN:
9780190698508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190698478.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Judaism

Chapter 2 speaks of how the idea of God works like a value concept, purging notions of worth that fail to cohere. Love, truth, and beauty fuse in the idea of God. Violence, cruelty, and deceit are ... More


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