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.
Thanks to Oxford University Press for allowing free access to chapter 1 and chapter 3 for the purposes of the symposium. Click here for accessing 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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