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Studies in the History of Law and Justice

Jurisprudence and Theology

In Late Ancient and Medieval Jewish Thought

Authors: David, Joseph E

  • Sheds light on an important and overlooked aspect of Jewish jurisprudential thought
  • Offers a fascinating combination of rigor textual reading and conceptual analysis
  • A pioneering venture in developing a synoptic perspective on Jewish-Islamic comparative jurisprudence
  • Provides a path-breaking account on the interplay of law and theology in pre-modern legal thought
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About this book

The book provides in depth studies of two epistemological aspects of Jewish Law (Halakhah) as the ‘Word of God’ – the question of legal reasoning and the problem of knowing and remembering.

-  How different are the epistemological concerns of religious-law in comparison to other legal systems?
-  In what ways are jurisprudential attitudes prescribed and dependent on theological presumptions?
-  What specifies legal reasoning and legal knowledge in a religious framework?

The author outlines the rabbinic jurisprudential thought rooted in Talmudic literature which underwent systemization and enhancement by the Babylonian Geonim and the Andalusian Rabbis up until the twelfth century. The book develops a synoptic view on the growth of rabbinic legal thought against the background of Christian theological motifs on the one hand and Karaite and Islamic systemized jurisprudence on the other hand. It advances a perspective of legal-theology that combines analysis of jurisprudential reflections and theological views within a broad historical and intellectual framework.

The book advocates two approaches to the study of the legal history of the Halakhah: comparative jurisprudence and legal-theology, based on the understanding that jurisprudence and theology are indispensable and inseparable pillars of legal praxis.

Reviews

“The study is contextualized within a legal theological and intellectual framework and takes account of Ancient–Medieval thought. … This leads the reader not only into a deep understanding of its subject matter, but also facilitates and encourages new links with modern jurisprudential thought. … This is a challenging but refreshing book of great scholarship and significance.” (Jessica Giles, Oxford Journal of Law and Religion, Vol. 5 (3), October, 2016)


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eBook 83,29 €
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Hardcover 103,99 €
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Softcover 103,99 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Jurisprudence and Theology
Book Subtitle
In Late Ancient and Medieval Jewish Thought
Authors
Series Title
Studies in the History of Law and Justice
Series Volume
2
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-06584-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-06584-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-06583-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-35472-9
Series ISSN
2198-9842
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 182
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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