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Jewish Philosophy
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1. Definition

Jewish philosophy is the development by Jewish thinkers, in general conceptual terms, of what it means to be a Jew. One commonly used medieval triad defines the main subjects of Jewish thought as God, Torah (including revelation, the process by which it came to be), and the people of Israel (§1). Topics like creation, redemption, life after death, the land of Israel, and prayer a…

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Mayer, Günter and Dorff, Elliot N., “Jewish Philosophy”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 10 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_J112>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512

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