Radical Judaism Rethinking God and Tradition Arthur Green

The Franz Rosenzweig Lecture Series
Publication date:
23 Mar 2010
Yale University Press
208 pages: 210 x 140 x 13mm
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How do we articulate a religious vision that embraces evolution and human authorship of Scripture?  Drawing on the Jewish mystical traditions of Kabbalah and Hasidism, path-breaking Jewish scholar Arthur Green argues that a neomystical perspective can help us to reframe these realities, so they may yet be viewed as dwelling places of the sacred.  In doing so, he rethinks such concepts as God, the origins and meaning of existence, human nature, and revelation to construct a new Judaism for the twenty-first century.

Rabbi Arthur Green is professor and rector of the Rabbinical School of Hebrew College in Newton, MA.

Finalist for the ForeWorld Reviews 2010 Book of the Year Award in Religion

"Green emerges as a decidedly non-traditionalist theologian through this illuminating and evocative discussion about such topics as classic metaphors for God, evolutionary theory, and Kabbalistic theories of creation. Radical Judaism is highly accessible, and the issues addressed are very much those of our contemporaries."—Neil Gillman, The Jewish Theological Seminary of America

"A credible spirituality for our tumultuous times. Green draws richly from the Jewish mystical tradition, but also writes from the heart of his own experience. This lucidly written and wise book will reach far beyond the Jewish community."—Harvey Cox, author of The Future of Faith