The Open Cannon: On the Meaning of Halakhic Discourse  -     By: Avi Sagi, Batya Stein
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The Open Cannon: On the Meaning of Halakhic Discourse

Bloomsbury Academic / 2008 / Paperback

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 232
Vendor: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication Date: 2008
Dimensions: 9.11 X 6.24 X 0.71 (inches)
ISBN: 0826496709
ISBN-13: 9780826496706
Series: Kogod Library of Judaic Studies

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In this groundbreaking study Avi Sagi outlines a broad spectrum of answers to important questions presented in Jewish literature, covering theological issues bearing on the meaning of the Torah and of revelation, as well as hermeneutical questions regarding understanding of the halakhic text.

This is the first volume to attempt to provide a comprehensive map of the available views and theories concerning the theological, hermeneutical, and ontological meaning of dispute as a constitutive element of Halakhah. It offers an attentive reading of the texts and strives to present, clearly and exhaustively, the conscious account of Jewish tradition in general and of halakhic tradition in particular concerning the meaning of halakhic discourse.

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