A Covenant of Creatures

A Covenant of Creatures

"I am not a particularly Jewish thinker," said Emmanuel Levinas, "I am just a thinker." This book argues against the idea, affirmed by Levinas himself, that Totality and Infinity and Otherwise Than Being separate philosophy from Judaism.

Author: Michael Fagenblat

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804774680

Category: Philosophy

Page: 320

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"I am not a particularly Jewish thinker," said Emmanuel Levinas, "I am just a thinker." This book argues against the idea, affirmed by Levinas himself, that Totality and Infinity and Otherwise Than Being separate philosophy from Judaism. By reading Levinas's philosophical works through the prism of Judaic texts and ideas, Michael Fagenblat argues that what Levinas called "ethics" is as much a hermeneutical product wrought from the Judaic heritage as a series of phenomenological observations. Decoding the Levinas's philosophy of Judaism within a Heideggerian and Pauline framework, Fagenblat uses biblical, rabbinic, and Maimonidean texts to provide sustained interpretations of the philosopher's work. Ultimately he calls for a reconsideration of the relation between tradition and philosophy, and of the meaning of faith after the death of epistemology.
Categories: Philosophy

God s Covenant with Animals

God s Covenant with Animals

In these compelling essays, Rev. J. R. Hyland explores the Old and New Testament and reveals the prophetic voices that called for compassion over killing, and humane concern for all of God's creation.

Author: J. R. Hyland

Publisher: Lantern Books

ISBN: 1930051158

Category: Nature

Page: 107

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From Genesis to Christ, the Bible testifies to God's love and concern for animals. The same self-centeredness that led to the violence and abuse that has marked human relations also caused the abuse and exploitation of animals. The Bible, argues the author, calls upon human beings to stop their violence and abuse of each other and all other creatures. It promises that when they do, the sorrow and the suffering that marks life on Earth will give way to the joy and peace that God ordained at the creation of the world. In these compelling essays, Rev. J. R. Hyland explores the Old and New Testament and reveals the prophetic voices that called for compassion over killing, and humane concern for all of God's creation.
Categories: Nature

Negative Theology As Jewish Modernity

Negative Theology As Jewish Modernity

Questions such as, What are the limits of Jewish modernity in terms of negativity? Has this creative tradition exhausted itself? and How might Jewish thought go forward? anchor these original essays.

Author: Michael Fagenblat

Publisher:

ISBN: 0253024722

Category: Philosophy

Page: 388

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Negative theology is the attempt to describe God by speaking in terms of what God is not. Historical affinities between Jewish modernity and negative theology indicate new directions for thematizing the modern Jewish experience. Questions such as, What are the limits of Jewish modernity in terms of negativity? Has this creative tradition exhausted itself? and How might Jewish thought go forward? anchor these original essays. Taken together they explore the roots and legacies of negative theology in Jewish thought, examine the viability and limits of theorizing the modern Jewish experience as negative theology, and offer a fresh perspective from which to approach Jewish intellectual history.
Categories: Philosophy

A Covenant Challenge to Our Broken World

A Covenant Challenge to Our Broken World

As I have argued elsewhere ( Journal of Religion , Apr . 1980 ) , a basic political
and theological meaning of covenant ... God ' s engagement with human beings
and care for the earth and its creatures operate as much from within as upon ...

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Covenant of Love

Covenant of Love

Rather, the obligation to love is derived from the kind of creatures we are, i.e.,
persons made in the image of God. However, God must show us how to love
because love is primarily a divine activity in which we, through God's creative act,
are ...

Author: Richard M. Hogan

Publisher: Doubleday Books

ISBN: UCAL:B3909268

Category: Religion

Page: 246

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This exposition of Pope John Paul II's teachings on sexuality provides commentary on and interpretation of the Holy Father's addresses and writings
Categories: Religion

Church Dogmatics

Church Dogmatics

Within the very covenant of grace in which , as in creation , we have to do wholly
and utterly with the direct initiative and activity of God to the creature , there at
once arises , and again wholly and utterly , a relationship of creature and fellow ...

Author: Karl Barth

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ISBN: UCAL:B3316007

Category: Theology, Doctrinal

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Categories: Theology, Doctrinal

God s Covenant with the Creation

God s Covenant with the Creation

23 The first covenant was instituted at the very beginning of the world. As
discussed above, there is already a covenant underlying Genesis 1, the
relationship between God and His whole creation. The creation covenant gives
every creature ...

Author: Dale Claerbaut

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 9781604772166

Category: Religion

Page: 220

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Pastor Claerbaut offers new insights into biblical covenant. A creation covenant based on Genesis 1 is supported by many Scriptures. He maintains that Scriptures are totally authoritative but their exegesis is not always traditional.
Categories: Religion

The Book of Genesis

The Book of Genesis

those that came out of the ark with you - every living creature on earth . I establish
my covenant with you : Never again will all life be cut off by the waters of a flood ;
never again will there be a flood to destroy the earth . ” Now we come to the ...

Author: Gerhard Charles Aalders

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ISBN: 031043968X

Category: Bible

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Categories: Bible

An Exposition of the Prophecy of Hosea

An Exposition of the Prophecy of Hosea

... saith God , upon to the manner of men ) abolish their altars , but by your
reconciliation with me , and your reformation , laying waste their cities , saith God
, Rather than your make a covenant with the creatures , now they shall be altars
shall ...

Author: Jeremiah Burroughs

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ISBN: IOWA:31858049248044

Category: Bible

Page: 699

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Categories: Bible

The New Park Street Pulpit

The New Park Street Pulpit

It is so glorious that the very thought of it is enough to overwhelm the soul , when
it discerns the amazing condescension and infinite love of God , in having framed
a covenant for such unworthy creatures , for such glorious purposes , with such ...

Author: Charles Haddon Spurgeon

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000112901883

Category: Baptists

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The Covenant of Peace

The Covenant of Peace

And so God raised him high , And gave him a name over all names ; So that to
the name of Jesus Every knee should bow down , of creatures above , on earth ,
and below , And every tongue should agree That Jesus is leader and liberator In
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Author: Free Church (Berkeley, Calif.)

Publisher: Morehouse Publishing

ISBN: IND:30000118807605

Category: Liturgies

Page: 204

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A Covenant of Justice

A Covenant of Justice

The creature had a short fat body ; it glistened with chitinous scales that re" Of the
three true alien species known to humanity , the Knaxx remain the most
mysterious . Humanity discovered them on multiple planets of the Cluster ,
although the ...

Author: David Gerrold

Publisher: Spectra

ISBN: 055356188X

Category: Fiction

Page: 354

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A genetically altered vampiric race known as the Phaestor threaten to overrun the galaxy, but the opposition--an outnumbered band of malcontents--fights savagely to preserve their freedom. Original.
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Wesleyan Methodist Magazine

Wesleyan Methodist Magazine

covenants there were ; ' but they do not in any sense relate to the acceptance of
men guilty of sins committed against God ... as creatures , were iconcerned , it
was a covenant of grace , founded in like manner upon principles before
promulged ...

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The New England Mind

The New England Mind

He had made the terms of salvation just , merciful , and reasonable , so that a
reasonable creature could have no reason for ... From this speciall and proper
way of governing reasonable Creatures , " said Ames , " there ariseth that
covenant ...

Author: Perry Miller

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105005299354

Category: American literature

Page: 528

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Categories: American literature

The New England Mind The Seventeenth century

The New England Mind  The Seventeenth century

He had made the terms of salvation just , merciful , and reasonable , so that a
reasonable creature could have no reason for ... From this speciall and proper
way of governing reasonable Creatures , " said Ames , “ there ariseth that
covenant ...

Author: Perry Miller

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000027374283

Category: American literature

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Categories: American literature

Samuel Johnson President of King s College The philosopher

Samuel Johnson  President of King s College  The philosopher

The image of God is the conformity of a rational creature in his small measure to
the highest perfection of God . 1065. ... Mic . 6. 8 . 1073. For this there exists a
covenant between God and rational creatures , viz . , the covenant of works .
1074.

Author: Samuel Johnson

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ISBN: UCAL:$B114586

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Works of Richard Sibbes Expositions and treatises from portions of several of the Epistles of St Paul

Works of Richard Sibbes  Expositions and treatises from portions of several of the Epistles of St  Paul

He cannot endure that a creature of meaner rank than himself should enjoy a
happiness beyond him ; but our comfort is , that Christ was tempted , that he
might succour all poor souls in the ... It is the foundation of the covenant of Christ
Jesus .

Author: Richard Sibbes

Publisher: Banner of Truth

ISBN: UOM:39015054393999

Category: Religion

Page: 540

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This volume (a reprint of the fifth volume of the definitive edition of Sibbes' Works, published by James Nichol in 7 volumes, 1862-3) provides expositions of passages in Philippians, Colossians, Romans, Galatians, Ephesians, and 1 Timothy.
Categories: Religion

Water Place and Equity

Water  Place  and Equity

And God said , This is the sign of the covenant I am making between me and you
and every living creature with you , a ... the rainbow appears in the clouds , I will
remember my covenant between me and you and all living creatures of every ...

Author: John M. Whiteley

Publisher: Mit Press

ISBN: STANFORD:36105131730033

Category: Political Science

Page: 318

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Many predict that by the end of the 21st century water will dominate world natural resource politics as oil does today. At present, much of the world's water is misallocated, wasted or polluted. This book argues that fairness in the allocation of water could be the cornerstone to a more secure future for mankind.
Categories: Political Science