By Jonathan Wyn Schofer
While providing their moral classes, rabbinic texts frequently hire vibrant photos of loss of life, getting older, starvation, defecation, persecution, and drought. In Confronting Vulnerability, Jonathan Wyn Schofer rigorously examines those texts to determine why their creators proposal that human vulnerability was once any such an important software for educating scholars within the improvement of exemplary behavior.
These rabbinic texts uphold virtues equivalent to knowledge and compassion, propound perfect methods of responding to others in want, and describe the main points of etiquette. Schofer demonstrates that those pedagogical targets have been completed via reminders that one’s time on the earth is restricted and that God is the final word grasp of the area. awareness of loss of life and of divine accounting consultant scholars to dwell greater lives within the current. Schofer’s research teaches us a lot approximately rabbinic pedagogy in overdue antiquity and in addition offers proposal for college kids of latest ethics. regardless of their cultural distance, those rabbinic texts problem us to strengthen theories and practices that thoroughly tackle our frailties instead of denying them.
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Confronting Vulnerability: The Body and the Divine in Rabbinic Ethics by Jonathan Wyn Schofer