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Gorgias Studies in Judaism

In this series Gorgias publishes monographs on Jewish literature, history, theology, mysticism and philosophy, from Late Antiquity to the modern period. Gorgias particularly welcomes proposals from younger scholars whose dissertations have made an important contribution to the field of Jewish Studies. Studies of language and linguistics, the Bible, and the archaeology and cultures of the Ancient Near East have their own series and will not be included in this series.
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Midrash and Legend

Historical Anecdotes in the Tannaitic Midrashim
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0396-2
This study applies form criticism to the stories of the earliest rabbinic midrashim. The results shed light on the literary personalities of the individual midrash collections and the relationships of transmission in the tradition. These stories are of particular interest from an inter-religious and comparative literary point of view because New Testament studies have often referred to certain narratives in the gospels as "midrashic." The author sets forth, in positive terms, an understanding of what functions historical anecdotes serve in the tannaitic midrashim, along with a catalogue of the rhetorical conventions used to fulfill those functions.
$72.67

Man and the Theogony in the Lurianic Cabala

ISBN: 978-1-4632-0395-5
Lurianic mythology represents an intensely personal view, in which earlier cabalistic symbolism is used to express new and original ideas. The lurianic corpus can be seen as a metaphor for a relation between man and the deity which is not yet fulfilled. The cabalistic myths of his sources express the reality of the relations of being in the lurianic corpus. The lurianic system seeks to reformulate the relation of man and god, concentrating on the way that the being of the deity is revealed in man.
$36.98

Antitheodicy, Atheodicy and Jewish Mysticism in Holocaust Theology

Atheodic Theologies After Auschwitz
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0394-8
The Holocaust has provoked many different Jewish theological responses, yet upon closer inspection interesting commonalities can be observed between even seemingly antithetical thinkers. One of these common trends within Holocaust theology has been the rejection and replacement of traditional theodicies which explain and justify suffering, with responses centred on ideas of recovery, consolation and divine mystery. Another widespread, though largely unrecognized trend is use of Jewish mystical themes by Holocaust theologians. This study shows how the presence of Jewish mysticism can be explained, at least in part, by this post-Holocaust collapse of theodicy.
$41.30

Antitheodicy, Atheodicy and Jewish Mysticism in Holocaust Theology

Atheodic Theologies After Auschwitz
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0176-0
The Holocaust has provoked many different Jewish theological responses, yet upon closer inspection interesting commonalities can be observed between even seemingly antithetical thinkers. One of these common trends within Holocaust theology has been the rejection and replacement of traditional theodicies which explain and justify suffering, with responses centred on ideas of recovery, consolation and divine mystery. Another widespread, though largely unrecognized trend is use of Jewish mystical themes by Holocaust theologians. This study shows how the presence of Jewish mysticism can be explained, at least in part, by this post-Holocaust collapse of theodicy.
$108.77

Man and the Theogony in the Lurianic Cabala

ISBN: 1-59333-200-9
Lurianic mythology represents an intensely personal view, in which earlier cabalistic symbolism is used to express new and original ideas. The lurianic corpus can be seen as a metaphor for a relation between man and the deity which is not yet fulfilled. The cabalistic myths of his sources express the reality of the relations of being in the lurianic corpus. The lurianic system seeks to reformulate the relation of man and god, concentrating on the way that the being of the deity is revealed in man.
$74.25

Midrash and Legend: Historical Anecdotes in the Tannaitic Midrashim

Historical Anecdotes in the Tannaitic Midrashim
ISBN: 1-59333-127-4
This study applies form criticism to the stories of the earliest rabbinic midrashim. The results shed light on the literary personalities of the individual midrash collections and the relationships of transmission in the tradition. These stories are of particular interest from an inter-religious and comparative literary point of view because New Testament studies have often referred to certain narratives in the gospels as "midrashic." The author sets forth, in positive terms, an understanding of what functions historical anecdotes serve in the tannaitic midrashim, along with a catalogue of the rhetorical conventions used to fulfill those functions.
$86.25