The APJ will be holding a symposium on The Principles of Judaism (OUP, 2020) by Samuel Lebens on 23–27 October 2022. The symposium will be held on this page.
- For comments on Chapter 1 by Filippo Casati (Lehigh University), please click here.
- For comments on Chapter 3 by Ryan Mullins (Palm Beach Atlantic University), please click here.
- For comments on Chapter 3 by Dean Zimmerman (Rutgers University), please click here.
- For Sam’s replies, please click here.
Though the commentators focus on chapters 1 and 3, comments on any part of the book are welcome.
Click here to access the whole book on the OUP’s website (login is required).
Here is the book’s table of content:
1. Introduction Avoiding a Paradoxical Preface
Part I – Creation
2. Creatio Ex Nihilo
3. Idealism Ex Nihilo
4. Hassidic Idealism Responding to Problems
5. Hassidic Idealism Some Hidden Benefits
Part II – Revelation
6. What is the Torah? The Internal Problem with Revelation
7. Ongoing Revelation and the External Problems with Revelation
Part III – Redemption
8. Redeeming the Past
9. Conclusions: Frumkeit, Faith, and Make-Belief
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