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The Oxford Handbook of Jewish Ethics and Morality

Edited by Elliot N. Dorff and Jonathan K. Crane

Volume 1, issue Published in print December 2012 | ISBN: 9780199736065
Published online January 2013 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199736065.001.0001

Series: Oxford Handbooks

The Oxford Handbook of Jewish Ethics and Morality

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For thousands of years the Jewish tradition has been a source of moral guidance, for Jews and non-Jews alike. As the chapters in The Oxford Handbook of Jewish Ethics and Morality show, the theologians and practitioners of Judaism have a long history of wrestling with moral questions, responding to them in an open, argumentative mode that reveals the strengths and weaknesses of all sides of a question. The Jewish tradition also offers guidance for moral conduct in both children and adults, and how to motivate people to do the right thing despite weakness and temptation. This book offers a collection of chapters addressing these topics—historical and contemporary, as well as philosophical and practical. The first part describes the history of the Jewish tradition's moral thought, from the Bible to contemporary Jewish approaches. The second part includes chapters on specific fields in ethics, including the ethics of medicine, business, sex, speech, politics, war, and the environment.

Keywords: Jewish tradition; moral guidance; Jews; non-Jews; Judaism; moral questions; Bible; ethics; medicine; business

Book.  540 pages. 

Subjects: Religion

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Introduction in The Oxford Handbook of Jewish Ethics and Morality

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Ethical Theory and Practice in the Hebrew Bible in The Oxford Handbook of Jewish Ethics and Morality

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Ethical Theories in Rabbinic Literature in The Oxford Handbook of Jewish Ethics and Morality

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Ethical Theories in Jewish Mystical Writings in The Oxford Handbook of Jewish Ethics and Morality

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Ethical Theories among Medieval Jewish Philosophers in The Oxford Handbook of Jewish Ethics and Morality

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Spinoza and Jewish Ethics in The Oxford Handbook of Jewish Ethics and Morality

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