The Moral Philosophy of Judaism

A Study of Fundamentals

by Martin Sicker



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/14/2010

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 192
ISBN : 9781450228237
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 192
ISBN : 9781450228220
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 192
ISBN : 9781450228244

About the Book

The concern of The Moral Philosophy of Judaism is with the first principles that underlie the approach of Judaic ethics to the manifold issues confronting mankind generally and adherents of Judaism in particular in the contemporary world. The book explores the fundamental biblical concept of man’s moral autonomy and its implications, the meaning and significance of the fundamental biblical doctrine of man being created ‘in the image of God,’ the nature of an individual’s moral judgment, the complex issue of the relationship between natural morality and law and between law and justice in Judaism, the concept of imitatio Dei and its implications, the meaning of ‘good’ and ‘evil’ from a Judaic perspective, and biblical formulation of the Golden Rule and the reasons for its reformulation in later rabbinic literature as a general guide to the establishment of a socially harmonious moral and just society.

About the Author

Dr. Martin Sicker is a writer and lecturer on the Middle East and Jewish history and religion. His is the author of 40 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; The Theopolitical Discourses of Moses; and Pondering the Imponderable.