The Last Rabbi Hardback

Joseph Soloveitchik and Talmudic Tradition

by William Kolbrener;


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The Last Rabbi

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Joseph Soloveitchik (1903-1993) was a major American Orthodox rabbi, Talmudist, philosopher, and theologian. In this new work, William Kolbrener takes on the Soloveitchik s controversial legacy and shows how he was torn between the traditionalist demands of his European ancestors and the trajectory of his own radical and often pluralist philosophy. A portrait of this self-professed "lonely man of faith" reveals him to be a reluctant modern who responds to the catastrophic trauma of personal and historical loss by underwriting an idiosyncratic, highly conservative conception of law that is distinct from his Talmudic predecessors, and also paves the way for a return to tradition that hinges on the ethical embrace of multiplicity. As Kolbrener melds these contradictions, he presents Soloveitchik as a good deal more complicated and conflicted than others have suggested. The Last Rabbi affords new perspective on the thought of this major Jewish philosopher and his ideas on the nature of religious authority, knowledge, and pluralism."

The Last Rabbi by William Kolbrener was published by Indiana University Press in September 2016. The ISBN for The Last Rabbi is 9780253022240.

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Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherIndiana University Press (September 2016)
Weight531g
Number of Pages288
Thickness18 mm
Height229 mm
Width152 mm
ISBN9780253022240
ISBN-10025302224X
Product Code4450134
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