Lecture #11 Rabbinic Concepts

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Rabbinic Concepts: God and Creation 17:59 Rabbinic Concepts: Organic, not systematic theology “the rabbis think nothing of making their most profound comments on the nature of God  in the midst of discussing the uses of cheese” (Rosemary Radford Ruether) Multivocality means that one particular belief rarely enforced “Creative tensions” maintained “What do the rabbis think about X?”=a frustrating question. No straight forward answers Not yes and no questions Map Metaphor: Places different views in relation to each other Yet, there are limits. Maybe there is not one answer there might be ten answers. Map out the answers. God: “Work of Creation” cosmological (how/when the world was created)/eschatological (how/when the world will  end) speculation experience God through understand the mysteries of creation “Work of the Chariot” Sought to ascent into the heavens and to gaze upon God
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This note was uploaded on 04/09/2012 for the course JEWISH 211 taught by Professor Rosenblum during the Fall '12 term at Wisconsin.

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