Download PDF by Alick Isaacs: A Prophetic Peace: Judaism, Religion, and Politics

By Alick Isaacs

Challenging deeply held convictions approximately Judaism, Zionism, battle, and peace, Alick Isaacs's wrestle event within the moment Lebanon struggle provoked him to go looking for how of reconciling the belligerence of faith with its messages of peace. In his insightful readings of the texts of Biblical prophecy and rabbinic legislations, Isaacs attracts at the writings of Ludwig Wittgenstein, Jacques Derrida, Abraham Joshua Heschel, and Martin Buber, between others, to suggest an formidable imaginative and prescient of religiously encouraged peace. Rejecting the idea of Jewish theology as a fan of warfare and vengeance, this eloquent and relocating paintings issues to the ways that Judaism could be a route to peace. A Prophetic Peace describes an academic undertaking known as speaking Peace whose target is to deliver contributors of alternative perspectives jointly to percentage various understandings of peace.

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