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Rabbi Akiva's Philosophy of Love - by Naftali Rothenberg (Hardcover)

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This book explores the philosophy of love through the thought and life of Rabbi Akiva ben Joseph. Readers of the Talmud are introduced to Rabbi Akiva through the iconic story of his love for his wife Rachel. From this starting point, Naftali Rothenberg conducts a thorough examination of the harmonious approach to love in the obstacle-laden context of human reality. Discussing the deterioration of passion into simple lust, the ability to contend with suffering and death, and so forth, Rothenberg addresses the deepest and most pressing questions about human love. The readings and observations offered here allow readers to acquire the wisdom of love—not merely as an assemblage of theoretical arguments and abstract statements, but as an analysis of the internal contradictions and difficulties revealed in the context of attempts to realize and implement harmonious love. 

Number of Pages: 226
Genre: Religion + Beliefs, Philosophy
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Author: Naftali Rothenberg
Language: English
Street Date: August 28, 2017
TCIN: 52916341
UPC: 9783319581415
Item Number (DPCI): 248-49-1475
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