Kabbalah and Ecology (Hardcover)

By David Mevorach Seidenberg

Cambridge University Press, 9781107081338, 420pp.

Publication Date: March 31, 2015

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Description

Kabbalah and Ecology is a groundbreaking book that resets the conversation about ecology and the Abrahamic traditions. David Mevorach Seidenberg challenges the anthropocentric reading of the Torah, showing that a radically different orientation to the more-than-human world of nature is not only possible, but that it also leads to a more accurate interpretation of scripture, rabbinic texts, Maimonides, and Kabbalah. Deeply grounded in traditional texts and fluent with the physical sciences, this book proposes not only a new understanding of God's image but also a new direction to restore religion - to its senses and to a more alive relationship with the more than human, with nature and with divinity.