Ontological aspects of early Jewish anthropology : the malleable self and the presence of God / by Tyson L. Putthoff.

Author
Putthoff, Tyson L. [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
  • Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2017]
  • ©2017
Description
xxii, 312 pages ; 25 cm.

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Subject(s)
Series
  • Brill reference library of Judaism ; v. 53. [More in this series]
  • The Brill reference library of Judaism, 1571-5000 ; volume 53
Summary note
In 'Ontological Aspects of Early Jewish Anthropology', Tyson L. Putthoff explores early Jewish beliefs about how the human self reacts ontologically in God's presence. Combining contemporary theory with sound exegesis, Putthoff demonstrates that early Jews widely considered the self to be intrinsically malleable, such that it mimics the ontological state of the space it inhabits. In divine space, they believed, the self therefore shares in the ontological state of God himself. The book is critical for students and scholars alike. In putting forth a new framework for conceptualising early Jewish anthropology, it challenges scholars to rethink not only what early Jews believed about the self but how we approach the subject in the first place.
Notes
"This book is a revision of my doctoral thesis, completed at Durham University"--Acknowledgements.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
ISBN
  • 9789004336407 (hardcover : alkaline paper)
  • 9004336400 (hardcover : alkaline paper)
LCCN
2016041194
OCLC
958780954
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