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Author Katz, Claire Elise, 1964-

Title Levinas, Judaism, and the feminine : the silent footsteps of Rebecca / Claire Elise Katz
Published Bloomington : Indiana University Press, [2003]
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 199 pages)
Series Indiana series in the philosophy of religion
Indiana series in the philosophy of religion.
Contents 1. Judaism and the Ethical: Recovering the Other -- 2. The Time of Creation -- 3. The Inauguration of Sexual Difference -- 4. The Hospitality of the Feminine -- 5. Eros, Sexual Difference, and the Question of Ethics -- 6. Ruth; or, Love and the Ethics of Fecundity -- 7. Cain and the Responsibility of Choice -- 8. Abraham and the Tempering of Virility -- 9. Maternity, Sacrifice, and Sarah's Choice -- 10. The Silent Footsteps of Rebecca -- Works by Emmanuel Levinas
Summary In Levinas, Judaism and the Feminine, Claire Katz explores the powerful and productive links between the feminine and religion in Levinas's work. Rather than viewing the feminine as a metaphor with no significance for women or as a means to reinforce traditional stereotypes, Katz goes beyond the questions of sexual difference to reach a more profound understanding of the role of the feminine in Levinas's conception of ethical responsibility. Katz's reading of Levinas's conception of the feminine against a backdrop of discussions of women of the Hebrew bible points to important shifts in cont
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Lévinas, Emmanuel.
Ethics, Modern -- 20th century.
Femininity (Philosophy) -- History -- 20th century.
Jewish ethics -- History -- 20th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0253110777
0253216249 (paperback; alk. paper)
025334302X (alk. paper)
9780253216243 (paperback; alk. paper)
9780253343024 (alk. paper)