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by David Novak

  • Author: David Novak
  • ISBN: 0691122105
  • ISBN13: 978-0691122106
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  • Language: English
  • Category: Judaism
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press; First Edition edition (October 16, 2005)
  • Pages: 288
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The Jewish Social Contract: An Essay in Political Theology (New Forum Books) ePub download

In his ambitious new book, The Jewish Social Contract, David Novak restores the nexus between theology and politics implicit in covenantalism and social contract.

In his ambitious new book, The Jewish Social Contract, David Novak restores the nexus between theology and politics implicit in covenantalism and social contract. -Alan Mittleman, First Things. David Novak provides a brilliant reconstruction of Jewish legal and political thought from the Bible to Spinoza and Mendelssohn.

The Jewish Social Contract begins by asking how a traditional Jew can participate politically and socially and in good faith in a modern democratic society, and ends by proposing a broad, inclusive notion of secularity

The Jewish Social Contract begins by asking how a traditional Jew can participate politically and socially and in good faith in a modern democratic society, and ends by proposing a broad, inclusive notion of secularity. David Novak takes issue with the view-held by the late philosopher John Rawls and his followers-that citizens of a liberal state must, in effect, check their religion at the door when discussing politics in a public forum.

The Jewish Social Contract book. Novak shows how social contracts emerged, rooted in biblical notions of covenant, and how they developed in the rabbinic, medieval, and "modern periods

The Jewish Social Contract book. Novak shows how social contracts emerged, rooted in biblical notions of covenant, and how they developed in the rabbinic, medieval, and "modern periods. The Jewish Social Contract will prove an enlightening and innovative contribution to the ongoing debate about the role of religion in liberal democracies.

The Jewish Social Contract begins by asking how a traditional Jew can participate politically and socially and in good faith in a. .

The Jewish Social Contract begins by asking how a traditional Jew can participate politically and socially and in good faith in a modern democratic society, and ends by proposing a broad, inclusive notion of secularity. He is the author of eleven books, including Covenantal Rights (Princeton), which won the 2000 American Academy of Religion Award for best book in constructive religious thought.

Book Description: The Jewish Social Contractbegins by asking how a.Chapter Eight The Jewish Social Contract in Secular Public Policy.

Book Description: The Jewish Social Contractbegins by asking how a traditional Jew can participate politically and socially and in good faith in a modern democratic society, and ends by proposing a broad, inclusive notion of secularity.

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His book Covenantal Rights: A Study in Jewish Political Theory (Princeton . Princeton University Press.

His book Covenantal Rights: A Study in Jewish Political Theory (Princeton University Press, 2000) was named best book in constructive religious thought by the American Academy of Religion in 2000. He is a regular contributor to ABC News' Religion and Ethics Portal The new covenant is an extension of the old covenant. The new covenant is an addition to the old covenant. The Jewish Social Contract: An essay in political theology.

The Jewish Social Contract: An Essay in Political Theology. by Princeton University Press. Novak argues that in a "liberal democratic state, members of faith-based communities-such as tradition-minded Jews and Christians-ought to be able to adhere to the broad political framework wholly in terms of their own religious tradition and convictions, and without setting their religion aside in the public sphere.

The Jewish Social Contract : An Essay in Political Theology

The Jewish Social Contract : An Essay in Political Theology. By (author) David Novak. -Alan Mittleman, First Things show more. David Novak is J. Richard and Dorothy Shiff Professor of Jewish Studies at the University of Toronto. He is the author of eleven books, including "Covenantal Rights" (Princeton), which won the 2000 American Academy of Religion Award for best book in constructive religious thought.

The Jewish Social Contract begins by asking how a traditional Jew can participate politically and socially and in good faith in a modern democratic society, and ends by proposing a broad, inclusive notion of secularity.

David Novak takes issue with the view--held by the late philosopher John Rawls and his followers--that citizens of a liberal state must, in effect, check their religion at the door when discussing politics in a public forum. Novak argues that in a "liberal democratic state, members of faith-based communities--such as tradition-minded Jews and Christians--ought to be able to adhere to the broad political framework wholly in terms of their own religious tradition and convictions, and without setting their religion aside in the public sphere.

Novak shows how social contracts emerged, rooted in biblical notions of covenant, and how they developed in the rabbinic, medieval, and "modern periods. He offers suggestions as to how Jews today can best negotiate the modern social contract while calling upon non-Jewish allies to aid them in the process. The Jewish Social Contract will prove an enlightening and innovative contribution to the ongoing debate about the role of religion in liberal democracies.