Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

The aim of this study is to demonstrate that, for all the admitted emphasis on peoplehood in the Jewish religious tradition, there are equally strong individualistic tendencies within Judaism which should not be confined to the sidelines. Dr Jacobs maintains that - in any balanced view of Judaism - it needs to be shown that what the individual does with his life has eternal significance for that same individual, not only for the Jewish people as a whole. Through a careful analysis of the primary texts, Jacobs conducts a thorough survey of some of the most important instances where the individual is discussed in the Jewish religious tradition. In so doing, his aim is not to elevate individualism at the expense of the Jewish community, but rather to show that Judaism pivots centrally neither on the people nor on the individual, but rests, rather, on both: his contention, finally, is that each needs to be taken equally into account if a balanced opinion of both is to be formed.

Buy Religion and the Individual book by Louis Jacobs from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780521411387
ISBN-10: 0521411386
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 14mm)
Pages: 176
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 9-Jan-1992
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Religion and the Individual book by Louis Jacobs and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


Books By Author Louis Jacobs

Structure and Form in the Babylonian Talmud by Louis Jacobs

Structure and Form in the Babylonian Talmud

Paperback, February 2008
$57.56
Religion and the Individual by Louis Jacobs

Religion and the Individual

Paperback, February 2008
$41.36
Jewish Religion by Louis Jacobs

The Jewish Religion

Hardback, September 1995
$151.16
Talmudic Argument by Louis Jacobs

The Talmudic Argument

Paperback, September 1984
$57.56