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Judaism and Ecology

Created World and Revealed Word

Judaism and Ecology( )
Editor: Tirosh-Samuelson, Hava
Contribution by: Jacobs, Mark X.
Schwartz, Elion
Blanchard, Tsvi
Diamond, Eliezer
Eisenberg, Evan
Fishbane, Michael
Geller, Stephen A.
Gellman, Jerome I.
Gillman, Neil
Goodman, Lenn E.
Green, Arthur
Kaplan, Edward K.
Kogan, Barry S.
Kraemer, David
Levenson, Jon D.
Magid, Shaul
Novak, David
Rosenberg, Shalom
Sokol, Moshe
Wolfson, Elliot R.
Series title:Religions of the World and Ecology Ser.
ISBN:978-0-945454-36-6
Publication Date:Feb 2003
Publisher:Harvard University Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $32.50
Book Description:

Jewish ecological discourse has shown that Judaism harbors deep concern for the well-being of the natural world. However, the movement has not articulated a Jewish theology of nature, nor has it submitted the sources of Judaism to a systematic, philosophical examination. This volume intends to contribute to the nascent discourse on Judaism and ecology by clarifying diverse conceptions of nature in Jewish thought and by using the insights of Judaism to formulate a constructive Jewish...
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Book Details
Pages:640
Detailed Subjects: Science / Life Sciences / Ecology
Nature / Environmental Conservation & Protection
Religion / Judaism / Theology
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.162 x 9.126 x 1.363 Inches
Book Weight:2.218 Pounds
Author Biography
(Editor)
Neil Gillman was born in Quebec City, Canada on September 11, 1933. He studied philosophy and French literature at McGill University in Montreal. He studied at the Jewish Theological Seminary in Manhattan and was ordained as a rabbi in 1960. He received a doctorate in philosophy from Columbia University in 1975. He was a professor of Jewish philosophy at the Jewish Theological Seminary for 46 years and dean of its rabbinical school for 10 years.

He gave aspiring rabbis and congregants in the Conservative movement new ways to talk about God, death, and the afterlife. He was also an important advocate for the movement's ordination of women and gays. He wrote several books including The Death of Death: Resurrection and Immortality in Jewish Thought and Sacred Fragments: Recovering Theology for the Modern Jew, which won the National Jewish Book Award for Jewish thought. He died from cancer on November 24, 2017 at the age of 84.

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