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Author Jacobs, Louis, author.

Title Beyond reasonable doubt / Louis Jacobs.

Published Oxford ; Portland, Oregon : Littman Library of Jewish Civilization, 2014.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource.
Series Littman library of Jewish civilization
Littman library of Jewish civilization (Series)
Books at JSTOR Evidence Based Acquisitions
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-256) and index.
Summary "More than forty years have passed since Louis Jacobs first put forward the argument that traditionally observant Jews have no reason to take issue with the results obtained by the historical critics in their investigation into the Bible and the other classical sources of Judaism. In his numerous works on Jewish theology and in lectures worldwide, Jacobs has argued that the traditional doctrine which claims that 'the Torah is from Heaven' can and should be maintained - provided that the word 'from' is understood in a non-fundamentalist way to denote that there is a human as well as a divine element in the Torah: God revealing His will not only to but through the Jewish people in their historical experiences as they reached out to Him." "As a result of these views, which were first published in the still-controversial text We Have Reason to Believe, the Anglo-Jewish Orthodox hierarchy banned Jacobs from serving as an Orthodox rabbi. This was the cause of the notorious 'Jacobs affair', which culminated in the creation of the New London Synagogue and, eventually, in the establishment of the Masorti movement in the UK with strong affinities with Conservative Judaism in the United States." "In this new book, Louis Jacobs examines afresh all the issues involved. He does so objectively but with passion, meeting the objections put forward by critics from the various trends within the Jewish world, both Orthodox and Reform, and inviting readers to follow the argument and make up their own minds."--BOOK JACKET.
Other author JSTOR issuing body.
Subject Judaism -- Doctrines.
Judaism -- 20th century.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9781909821378 (electronic bk.)
1909821373 (electronic bk.)