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Melilah: Manchester Journal of Jewish Studies (2015)


Atheism, Scepticism and Challenges to Monotheism


Volume 12 of Melilah, an interdisciplinary electronic journal concerned with Jewish law, history, literature, religion, culture and thought in the ancient, medieval and modern eras.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
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SKU (ISBN): 978-1-4632-0622-2
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Publication Status: In Print

Publication Date: Nov 23,2016
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 7 x 10
Page Count: 161
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0622-2
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Volume 12 of Melilah, an interdisciplinary electronic journal concerned with Jewish law, history, literature, religion, culture and thought in the ancient, medieval and modern eras. Contents Introduction. 1. Kenneth Seeskin, From Monotheism to Scepticism and Back Again. 2. Joshua Moss, Satire, Monotheism and Scepticism. 3. David Ruderman, Are Jews the Only True Monotheists? Some Critical Reflections in Jewish Thought from the Renaissance to the Present. 4. Benjamin Williams, Doubting Abraham doubting God: The Call of Abraham in the Or ha-Sekhel. 5. Károly Dániel Dobos, Shimi the Sceptical: Sceptical Voices. in an Early Modern Jewish, Anti-Christian Polemical Drama by Matityahu Nissim Terni. 6. Jeremy Fogel, Scepticism of Scepticism: On Mendelssohn’s Philosophy of Common Sense. 7. Michael Miller, Kaplan and Wittgenstein: Atheism, Phenomenology and the use of language. 8. Federico Dal Bo, Textualism and Scepticism: Post-modern Philosophy and the Theology of Text. 9. Norman Solomon, The Attenuation of God in Modern Jewish Thought. 10. Melissa Raphael, Idoloclasm: The First Task of Second Wave Liberal Jewish Feminism. 11. Daniel R. Langton, Joseph Krauskopf’s Evolution and Judaism: One Reform Rabbi’s Response to Scepticism and Materialism in Nineteenth-century North America. 12. Avner Dinur, Secular Theology as a Challenge for Jewish Atheists. 13. Khayke Beruriah Wiegand, “Why the Geese Shrieked”: Isaac Bashevis Singer’s Work between Mysticism and Sceptics.

Volume 12 of Melilah, an interdisciplinary electronic journal concerned with Jewish law, history, literature, religion, culture and thought in the ancient, medieval and modern eras. Contents Introduction. 1. Kenneth Seeskin, From Monotheism to Scepticism and Back Again. 2. Joshua Moss, Satire, Monotheism and Scepticism. 3. David Ruderman, Are Jews the Only True Monotheists? Some Critical Reflections in Jewish Thought from the Renaissance to the Present. 4. Benjamin Williams, Doubting Abraham doubting God: The Call of Abraham in the Or ha-Sekhel. 5. Károly Dániel Dobos, Shimi the Sceptical: Sceptical Voices. in an Early Modern Jewish, Anti-Christian Polemical Drama by Matityahu Nissim Terni. 6. Jeremy Fogel, Scepticism of Scepticism: On Mendelssohn’s Philosophy of Common Sense. 7. Michael Miller, Kaplan and Wittgenstein: Atheism, Phenomenology and the use of language. 8. Federico Dal Bo, Textualism and Scepticism: Post-modern Philosophy and the Theology of Text. 9. Norman Solomon, The Attenuation of God in Modern Jewish Thought. 10. Melissa Raphael, Idoloclasm: The First Task of Second Wave Liberal Jewish Feminism. 11. Daniel R. Langton, Joseph Krauskopf’s Evolution and Judaism: One Reform Rabbi’s Response to Scepticism and Materialism in Nineteenth-century North America. 12. Avner Dinur, Secular Theology as a Challenge for Jewish Atheists. 13. Khayke Beruriah Wiegand, “Why the Geese Shrieked”: Isaac Bashevis Singer’s Work between Mysticism and Sceptics.

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Contributor Biography

Daniel Langton

Daniel R. Langton is Professor of the History of Jewish-Christian Relations and Co-director of the Centre for Jewish Studies at the University of Manchester. He has a PhD from the Parkes Centre for Jewish/Non-Jewish Relations at the University of Southampton. He has published extensively in the areas of Jewish-Christian relations and modern Jewish thought.

  • Contents (page 3)
  • Introduction (page 5)
  • Challenges to Monotheism (page 9)
    • From Monotheism to Scepticism and Back Again (Kenneth Seeskin) (page 9)
    • Satire, Montheism and Scepticism (Joshua L. Moss) (page 18)
    • Are Jews the Only True Monotheists? Some Critical Reflections in Jewish Thought from the Renaissance to the Present (David B. Ruderman) (page 26)
  • Doubt and Scepticism in the Early Modern Period (page 35)
    • Doubting Abraham Doubting God - The Call of Abraham in the Or ha-Sekhel (Benjamin Williams) (page 35)
    • Shimi the Sceptical: Sceptical Voices in an Early Modern Jewish, Anti-Christian Polemical Drama by Matityahu Nissim Terni (Karoly Daniel Dobos) (page 47)
  • Modern Jewish Philosophy, Atheism and Scepticism (page 57)
    • Scepticism of Scepticism: On Mendelssohn's Philosophy of Common Sense (Jeremy Fogel) (page 57)
    • Kaplan and Wittgenstein: Atheism, Phenomenology and the use of language (Michael T. Miller) (page 74)
    • Textualism and Scepticism: Post-modern Philosophy and the Theology of Text (Federico Dal Bo) (page 88)
  • Modern Jewish Theology, Atheism and Scepticism (page 101)
    • The Attenuation of God in Modern Jewish Thought (Norman Solomon) (page 101)
    • Idolclasm: The First Task of Second Wave Liberal Jewish Feminism (Melissa Raphael) (page 114)
    • Joseph Krauskopf's Evolution and Judaism: One Reform Rabbi's Response to Scepticism and Materialism in Nineteenth-century North America (Daniel R. Langton) (page 126)
    • Secular Theology as a Challenge for Jewish Atheists (Avner Dinur) (page 135)
  • Modern Jewish Literature and Scepticism (page 149)
    • "Why the Geese Shrieked": Isaac Bashevis Singer's Work Between Mysticism and Scepticism (Khayke Beruriah Wiegand) (page 149)
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