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Author Schofer, Jonathan Wyn.

Title The making of a sage : a study in rabbinic ethics / Jonathan Wyn Schofer
Published Madison, Wis. : University of Wisconsin Press, ©2005


Description 1 online resource (xiv, 310 pages)
Contents R. Nathan and its contexts -- The text instructs -- Concepts and tropes -- The text and its sages : conclusion -- Torah and transgressive tendencies -- The heart and its formation -- Rabbinic tradition : conclusion -- Divine reward and punishment -- Motivation and emotion -- Rabbinic theology : conclusion
Summary Annotation Jonathan Schofer offers the first theoretically framed examination of rabbinic ethics in several decades. Centering on one large and influential anthology, The Fathers According to Rabbi Nathan, Jonathan Schofer situates that text within a broader spectrum of rabbinic thought, while at the same time bringing rabbinic thought into dialogue with current scholarship on the self, ethics, theology, and the history of religions. Notable Selection, Jordan Schnitzer Book Award for Philosophy and Jewish Thought, Association for Jewish Studies
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-294) and indexes
Notes English
Print version record
SUBJECT Talmud. Minor tractates. Avot de-Rabbi Nathan -- Criticism, interpretation, etc
Talmud. Minor tractates. Avot de-Rabbi Nathan fast
Subject Rabbinical literature -- History and criticism
Ethics in rabbinical literature.
Jewish ethics.
RELIGION -- Judaism -- Talmud.
Ethics in rabbinical literature
Jewish ethics
Rabbinical literature
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780299204631