- Table of Contents
I – Difficulties for the Modern Believer
II – Heterodox Responses
III – Orthodox solutions thus far
IV – The Linguistic Turn: A New Direction in Religious Thinking
V – Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik: Questioning the Centrality of Empirical Data
VI - Prof. Yeshayahu Leibowitz: Torah from Sinai as a Normative Statement
VII - In the Footsteps of Leibowitz: Kasher, Levinger and Goldman
VIII – Shortcomings of metaphysical minimalism: James Kugel
IX – Myth of Origin and Narrative Theology: Norman Solomon
X – Post-Liberalism and “As If” Beliefs
XI – Post-Liberalism as the Ultimate Safety Net for Classical Religion in the Modern World
XII – Is the “As If” Approach Sufficient to Maintain Firm Religious Commitment?
XIII – Is a First-Order Constructivist Theology Possible?
XIV – Tolerating the Fragility of Theological Constructs: Does Self-Awareness make them too Fragile?
XV – Traditional Concepts of God and Kabbalistic Interpretation: An Overview
XVI – The Doctrine of Tzimtzum shelo kepshuto and its Power.
XVII – The Potential Contribution of the Allegorical Interpretation of Tzimtzum to the Dilemma of Post-Liberal Theology
XVIII – The Problem of Relativism and Rav Kook’s Concept of “Perfectible Perfection”
XIX – Bringing it all Together: The Interactive Paradigm of Divine-Human Relations & Conclusion
Excursus – Wittgenstein’s Anti-Scientistic Conception of Philosophy: Two Stages.
Dr. Tamar Ross is Professor Emeritus of the Department of Jewish philosophy at Bar Ilan University. She continues to teach at Midreshet Lindenbaum, a women's Yeshiva in Jerusalem.