Hebrew Language and Jewish Thought

Hebrew Language and Jewish Thought
Author : David Patterson
Publisher : Routledge
Total Pages : 253
Release : 2004-09
ISBN 10 : 9781134278220
ISBN 13 : 1134278225
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Drawing on more than three hundred Hebrew roots, the author shows that Jewish thought employs Hebrew concepts and categories that are altogether distinct from those that characterize the Western speculative tradition. Among the key categories that shape Jewish thought are holiness, divinity, humanity, prayer, responsibility, exile, dwelling, gratitude, and language itself. While the Hebrew language is central to the investigation, the reader need not have a knowledge of Hebrew in order to follow it. Essential reading for students and scholars of Judaism, this book will also be of value to anyone interested in the categories of thinking that form humanity's ultimate concerns.