SCHOLARLY MAN OF FAITH: Studies in the Thought and Writings of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik

SCHOLARLY MAN OF FAITH: Studies in the Thought and Writings of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik
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    SCHOLARLY MAN OF FAITH: Studies in the Thought and Writings of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik
    Edited by Ephraim Kanarfogel and Dov Schwartz

    Hardcover, 198 pages
    The Michael Scharf Publication Trust of the Yeshiva University Press, KTAV Publishing House, Urim Publications, 2018
    ISBN: 978-965-524-281-2

    This volume addresses a series of fascinating yet less-explored aspects of Rav Joseph B. Soloveitchik's teachings and thinking. The essays included delve into the Rav's approach toward understanding biblical figures in a comparative light, his views on emotion and intellect and their interrelationship, his appreciation of Yehudah ha-Levi as a seminal Jewish thinker, his unusual understanding of the history of medieval rabbinic literature and the implications for modernity, and his attitude and approach toward scientific method. The volume concludes with an extensive bibliographic survey of contemporary scholarship on Rav Soloveitchik's writings and thought. Long-time students and listeners, and an ever-increasing cadre of newer devotees, will not fail to be deeply impressed and inspired by the range, profundity, and humanity of the Rav's work

    Contents:
    Introduction
    7
    Shalom Carmy, "In Many Respects God was Closer to Abraham than He was to Moses," Themes in Emergence of Ethical Man
    11
    Shira Weiss, Biblical Hermeneutics in the Thought of R. Soloveitchik: A Preliminary Appraisal of the Influence of R. Yehudah Halevi
    27
    Alex Sztuden, The Identity of Love and Cognition in the Thought of R. Joseph Soloveitchik
    49
    Ephraim Kanarfogel, The History of the Tosafists and their Literary Corpus according to Rav Soloveitchik's Interpretrations of the Qinot for Tishah B'Av
    75
    Daniel Rynhold, Science of Hermeneutics? Rav Soloveitchik's Scientific Method Revisited
    109
    David Shatz, Contemporary Scholarship on Rabbi Soloveitchik's Thought: Where We Are, Where We Can Go
    135
    Contributors
    197


    About the Editors:
    Ephraim Kanarfogel is the E. Billi Ivry University Professor of Jewish History, Literature, and Law at Yeshiva University's Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies. He is a winner of the National Jewish Book Award for Scholarship and the Goldstein-Goren International Book Prize in Jewish Thought, and serves as Editor-in-Chief of the international journal, Jewish History.

    Dov Schwartz is Professor of Philosophy at Bar-Ilan University, where he heads the Warhaftig Research Institute for Religious Zionism. He is a winner of the EMET Prize in the Humanities, and serves as editor of Da'at, a leading journal of Jewish thought, and the bibliographic journal Alei Sefer.



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