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Thinking about God: Jewish Views
Who—or what—is God? Is God like a person? Does God have a gender? Does God have a special relationship with the Jewish people? Does God intervene in our lives? Is God good—and, if yes, why does evil persist in the world? In investigating how Jewish thinkers have approached these and other questions, Rabbi Kari H. Tuling elucidates many compelling—and contrasting—ways of th ...more
Paperback, 440 pages
Published August 1st 2020 by The Jewish Publication Society
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As a Christian, my thinking about God is channeled through Jesus, whom I affirm to be the Word of God incarnate (John 1:1-14). That said, my understanding of God is rooted in texts that emerge out of Judaism. Therefore, if I am to understand who God is, I would be well-advised to consider Jewish views of God. What I mean to say is that the earliest Christians, the ones who produced the New Testament, were, for the most part Jews who came to follow Jesus, who was Jewish. They depended on what Chr ...more
The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines theology as “the study of religious faith, practice, and experience, especially the study of God and of God’s relation to the world.” Over the centuries, much blood has been shed due to the different ways people understand the nature of God, yet few do a systematic study of these competing theologies. Exploring and understanding different Jewish theologies is the purpose behind Rabbi Kari H. Tuling’s “Thinking about God: Jewish Views” (The Jewish Publicatio ...more