Michael Fishbane: Jewish Hermeneutical Theology

Michael Fishbane: Jewish Hermeneutical Theology

Edited by Hava Tirosh-Samuelson and Aaron W. Hughes

Michael Fishbane is Nathan Cummings Distinguished Service Professor of Jewish Studies at the University of Chicago Divinity School. Trained in biblical studies and the ancient Near East at Brandeis University, he has written on rabbinic interpretation, medieval Jewish philosophy and mysticism, Hasidism, modern Jewish philosophy, and Hebrew poetry. His earlier groundbreaking historical work has provided the foundation for his more recent constructive hermeneutic theology. Among his numerous books are the award-winning Biblical Interpretation in Ancient Israel (1985) and Kiss of God (1994), Biblical Myth and Rabbinic Mythmaking (2003), and Sacred Attunement: A Jewish Theology (2008). He is, in addition, an elected member of the American Academy of Jewish Research and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Table of contents

The Contributors
Editors’ Introduction to the Series
Michael Fishbane: An Intellectual Portrait, Sam Berrin Shonkoff
Modern Jewish Theology and Traditional Hermeneutics, Michael Fishbane
Midrash and the Nature of Scripture, Michael Fishbane
Five Stages of Jewish Myth and Mythmaking, Michael Fishbane
The Bible in the Jewish Mystical Tradition, Michael Fishbane
A Jewish Hermeneutical Theology, Michael Fishbane
Biblical Hermeneutics and Philosophical Theology, Michael Fishbane
Interview with Michael Fishbane, Hava Tirosh-Samuelson
Select Bibliography

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