Kabbalah and ecology : God's image in the more-than-human world / David Mevorach Seidenberg
- Seidenberg, David Mevorach
- Additional Titles:
- Kabbalah & Ecology
- Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2015.
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource (xxi, 397 pages) : digital, PDF file(s).
- 1. Tselem Elohim in Midrash and Parshanut, part 1 -- 2. Tselem Elohim in Midrash and Parshanut, part 2 -- 3. Tselem, dignity, and the 'infinite value' of the other -- 4. The soul and the others -- 5. Ethics and animals -- 6. Tselem in Kabbalah -- 7. Tselem in the more-than-human world -- 8. Of rocks, names, and codes -- 9. Adam Qadmon -- 10. Gaia, Adam Qadmon, and Maimonides -- 11. Qomah -- 12. Nigun, Shirah, and the problem of language -- 13. Further theological reflections.
- Kabbalah and Ecology is a groundbreaking book that resets the conversation about ecology and the Abrahamic traditions. David Mevorach Seidenberg challenges the anthropocentric reading of the Torah, showing that a radically different orientation to the more-than-human world of nature is not only possible, but that such an orientation also leads to a more accurate interpretation of scripture, rabbinic texts, Maimonides and Kabbalah. Deeply grounded in traditional texts and fluent with the physical sciences, this book proposes not only a new understanding of God's image but also a new direction for restoring religion to its senses and to a more alive relationship with the more-than-human, both with nature and with divinity.
- 9781139963046 (ebook)
- Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015).
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