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Fragile Finitude: A Jewish Hermeneutical Theology

Michael Fishbane


Fragile Finitude is an original work of contemporary Jewish theology, philosophy, and hermeneutics, achieved through a creative, innovative appropriation of traditional Jewish Bible interpretation at four interconnected levels: plain, historical sense, peshat; legal and theological rabbinic exegesis, derash; philosophical or ethical practices of self-development, remez; and mystical vision or cosmic consciousness, sod. These four dimensions tally with four levels of theological and lived experience, and each is explored with specific texts and interpretations, producing a multidimensional spec ... More

Keywords: Jewish theology, hermeneutical theology, lived experience, ritual practice, spiritual practice, midrashic theology, mystical theology, ethics, PaRDeS

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Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780226764153
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: January 2022 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226764290.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael Fishbane, author
University of Chicago

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