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Author Isaacs, Alick, 1968-

Title A prophetic peace : Judaism, religion, and politics / Alick Isaacs
Published Bloomington, Ind. : Indiana University Press, [2011]
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Description 1 online resource (xxi, 200 pages)
Series Book collections on Project MUSE
Contents Cover; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Lebanon II; Chapter 1 Politics, Anti-Politics, and Religion; Chapter 2 Irenic Scholarship; Chapter 3 Theological Disarmament; Chapter 4 Deconstruction and the Prophetic Voice; Chapter 5 Messianic Peace; Chapter 6 The Rabbinic Voice; Chapter 7 A Prayer for Peace; Chapter 8 Peace Education; Afterword: Beating Softly; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Summary Challenging deeply held convictions about Judaism, Zionism, war, and peace, Alick Isaacs's combat experience in the second Lebanon war provoked him to search for a way of reconciling the belligerence of religion with its messages of peace. In his insightful readings of the texts of Biblical prophecy and rabbinic law, Isaacs draws on the writings of Ludwig Wittgenstein, Jacques Derrida, Abraham Joshua Heschel, and Martin Buber, among others, to propose an ambitious vision of religiously inspired peace. Rej
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-195) and index
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Subject Israel. Tseva haganah le-Yiśraʼel.
Arab-Israeli conflict -- Peace.
Lebanon War, 2006 -- Personal narratives, Israeli.
Soldiers -- Israel -- Biography.
War -- Religious aspects -- Judaism.
Genre/Form Biography.
Personal narratives
Personal narratives.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2011011594
ISBN 0253005647 (electronic bk.)
9780253005649 (electronic bk.)