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The Resource The Jewish approach to God : a brief introduction for Christians, Neil Gillman

The Jewish approach to God : a brief introduction for Christians, Neil Gillman

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The Jewish approach to God : a brief introduction for Christians
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The Jewish approach to God
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a brief introduction for Christians
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Neil Gillman
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eng
Review
  • For a Christian, reading this book is like taking an introductory language course. You may not learn to speak the new language fluently, but in the process of studying it you discover a great deal about your own. The book's subject is God, not Judaism, and its perspective is generally Conservative (the author's denomination) and liberal/mystical in the tradition of his mentor Abraham Joshua Heschel. The Jewish understanding of God is based on the Shema: "The Lord our God alone is God." Gillman (The Death of Death ) notes: "In Judaism since the beginning, God was not the conclusion of an argument but rather its point of departure. We begin with the conviction that there is a God in the world and that the world is all God's work." This God is powerful but self-limiting, personal and vulnerable, compassionate but sometimes angry or absent. In the Jewish worldview, God's work of creating, revealing and redeeming is shared with human beings. The mystical belief that "not only are Jews partners with God in redeeming the world, they are also partners with God in redeeming God" may sound radical, but "Christianity, by portraying a God who suffered and died on the Cross, extended this biblical notion... beyond anything that Judaism had ever imagined." Gillman teaches at the Jewish Theological Seminary and frequently speaks to Jewish and Christian congregations. This accessible volume, distilled from a lifetime of interaction with students of both faiths, is a warm and compelling introduction to the God of the Bible. (Dec.) --Staff (Reviewed October 13, 2003) (Publishers Weekly, vol 250, issue 41, p74)
  • At this moment in world history, when anti-Semitic violence is inexplicably on the rise in both Europe and America, it seems especially important to have competent explanations of Jewish life and spirituality for the uninitiated. Enter Rabbi Gillman (Jewish philosophy, Jewish Theological Seminary; Sacred Fragments: Recovering Theology for the Modern Jew , etc.) and this brief, intelligent, honest approach to contemporary Jewish spirituality, written for a Christian audience. Gillman never oversimplifies a complex picture—indeed, he cherishes the "plurality and fluidity" of the images of God in his religion and speaks of the "unrequited thirst for religious sharing among people today." Whether or not this book reaches those who need its ideas most, it is a valuable addition to any library's collection. --Graham Christian (Reviewed January 15, 2004) (Library Journal, vol 129, issue 1, p122)
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a brief introduction for Christians
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The Jewish approach to God : a brief introduction for Christians, Neil Gillman
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http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip046/2003015982.html
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 147-150)
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Contents
God is echad -- God is power -- God is person -- God is nice (sometimes) -- God is not nice (sometimes) -- God can change -- God creates -- God reveals -- God redeems
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471551
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xvii, 164 pages
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9781580231909
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2003015982
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Label
The Jewish approach to God : a brief introduction for Christians, Neil Gillman
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip046/2003015982.html
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 147-150)
Carrier category
volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
God is echad -- God is power -- God is person -- God is nice (sometimes) -- God is not nice (sometimes) -- God can change -- God creates -- God reveals -- God redeems
Control code
471551
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xvii, 164 pages
Isbn
9781580231909
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2003015982
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
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  • (Sirsi) i9781580231909
  • (Sirsi) ADM-4396

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