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.
- Using Memory, Megillat Esther Confronts the Jewish People with their Past
- But Queen Vashti Refused: Consent and Agency in the Book of Esther
- Is There a Symbolic Meaning to the Awkward Syntax of Leviticus 1:1?
- Leviticus' Rhetorical Presentation of the Sin and Guilt Offerings
- Shabbat with Food: From Biblical Prohibitions to Rabbinic Feasts