Radical Judaism (Paperback)
Rethinking God and Tradition (The Franz Rosenzweig Lecture Series)
Yale University Press, 9780300152326, 208pp.
Publication Date: March 23, 2010
As featured on the cover of Tikkun magazine
How do we articulate a religious vision that embraces evolution and human authorship of Scripture? Drawing on the Jewish mystical traditions of Kabbalah and Hasidism, path-breaking Jewish scholar Arthur Green argues that a neomystical perspective can help us to reframe these realities, so they may yet be viewed as dwelling places of the sacred. In doing so, he rethinks such concepts as God, the origins and meaning of existence, human nature, and revelation to construct a new Judaism for the twenty-first century.
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Praise For Radical Judaism: Rethinking God and Tradition (The Franz Rosenzweig Lecture Series)…
"Filled with interesting observations . . . deliberately provocative [and] accessibly written."—Rabbi David Wolpe, Jewish Journal
"A brilliant, complex work . . . deeply satisfying . . . a welcome pushing of the boundaries by a master thinker."—Jewish Book World
"Rabbi Arthur Green . . . makes his clearest and boldest case yet . . . a valuable contribution . . . Green has now produced some of the best Jewish theology of our time."—Jay Michaelson, The Forward
"A credible spirituality for our tumultuous times. Green draws richly from the Jewish mystical tradition, but also writes from the heart of his own experience. This lucidly written and wise book will reach far beyond the Jewish community."—Harvey Cox, author of The Future of Faith