Pondering the Imponderable

Jewish Reflections on God, Revelation, and the Afterlife

by Martin Sicker



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 3/25/2010

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 216
ISBN : 9781450217422
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 216
ISBN : 9781450217439
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 216
ISBN : 9781450217446

About the Book

Pondering the Imponderable explores the philosophical and theological problems of God and their implications from a Judaic perspective including the attempts at ‘knowing the unknowable’ and ‘naming the unnamable’ that have been articulated over the course of some two millennia, as well as how the chasm between man and God is bridged through revelation and the implications of these ideas for the ultimate question of what takes place after death, resurrection, immortality of the soul, or transmigration or reincarnation. In discussing these issues, the non-specialized reader will be introduced to the vast corpus of rabbinic literature written over a period of some two millennia to the present day and to many works that have never been translated into English.

About the Author

Dr. Martin Sicker, who lives in Denver, CO is a writer and lecturer on the Middle East and Jewish history and religion. His is the author of 38 previous books including Reading Genesis Politically; The Trials of Abraham; The Ordeals of Isaac and Jacob; Aspects of Jewish Metarational Thought; The Exodus and the Reluctant Prophet; The Convocation at Sinai; and The Theopolitical Discourses of Moses.