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Novak, David 1941-

Overview
Works: 70 works in 331 publications in 2 languages and 16,040 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Children's films  Educational films  Nonfiction films  History  Short films  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, edm, Interviewee, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: JK40, 320.473
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Most widely held works by David Novak
Jewish-Christian dialogue : a Jewish justification by David Novak( Book )

21 editions published between 1989 and 1992 in English and held by 779 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study examines the Jewish-Christian relationship from both a philosophical and theological point of view. It strives to help Jews and Christians learn as much about their own traditions as each other's
Natural law in Judaism by David Novak( Book )

20 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Preface<br>1. The challenge of modern secularity<br>2. Scriptural foundations<br>3. Jewish ethics and natural law<br>4. Maimonides’ teleology of the law<br>5. Natural law and created nature<br>6. Noahide law and human personhood<br>7. Conclusion<br>Bibliography<br>Index.<br><br><br>
The election of Israel : the idea of the chosen people by David Novak( Book )

17 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book, David Novak conducts an historical, philosophical and theological reflection on the central Jewish doctrine of Israel's election by God, also known as the idea of the chosen people. Historically, he analyses the great change in modern Jewish thought brought about by Spinoza's inversion of the doctrine: that it was not God who elected Israel, but Israel who elected God. The development of that inversion is illustrated by the thought of the German philosopher-theologian, Hermann Cohen. Philosophically, Novak explores the ontological implications of the two differing theologies of election. Theologically, he argues for the correlation of election and revelation, and maintains that a theology of election is required in order to deal with two central questions, namely: who are the Jews, and how are Jews to be related to the world? The constructive picture which results leads to a fresh understanding of Jewish modernity
The sanctity of human life by David Novak( Book )

12 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"According to Novak, the use of stem cells from embryos is morally unacceptable; the sanctity of the human person, not capitalist or socialist approaches, should drive our understanding of national health care; and physician-assisted suicide violates humankind's fundamental responsibility for caring for one another."--Jacket
Covenantal rights : a study in Jewish political theory by David Novak( Book )

17 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Covenantal Rights is a work of political theory: a comprehensive, philosophically sophisticated attempt to bring insights from the Jewish political tradition into current political and legal debates about rights and to bring rights discourse more fully into Jewish thought. David Novak pursues these aims by presenting a theory of rights founded on the covenant between God and the Jewish people as that covenant is constituted by Scripture and the rabbinic tradition. In doing so, he presents a powerful challenge to prevailing liberal and conservative positions on rights and duties and opens a new chapter in contemporary Jewish political thinking."--Jacket
Law and theology in Judaism by David Novak( Book )

14 editions published between 1974 and 1976 in English and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cambridge history of Jewish philosophy( Book )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume surveys the history of Jewish philosophy from antiquity to the early modern period. There are sections on logic and language, natural philosophy, epistemology, philosophy of mind and psychology, metaphysics and philosophical theology, and practical philosophy
Jewish social ethics by David Novak( Book )

8 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Suicide and morality : the theories of Plato, Aquinas, and Kant and their relevance for suicidology by David Novak( Book )

8 editions published between 1971 and 1975 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The three branches of government( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When it comes to the American government, checks and balances are the key to success. That's because the Founding Fathers distributed the government's powers among three distinct branches: Executive, judicial and legislative
The image of the non-Jew in Judaism : an historical and constructive study of the Noahide Laws by David Novak( Book )

11 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Jewish social contract : an essay in political theology by David Novak( Book )

15 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book accepts the notion that intelligent and active participation in a democratic polity is best formulated when its citizens see themselves as parties to a social contract. David Novak questions how a traditional Jew can participate in his democratic polity in good faith
The history of American government( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Learn the history behind America's progression from being ruled by the English monarchy to becoming a democracy. Explore the government of colonial America, George Washington, and the American Revolution, and learn why the Founding Fathers thought it important to divide and share powers as they established the American government
What is government?( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Get clear-cut examples of how the American government makes, applies and enforces rules and laws. From the people who make our government run to comparisons with other forms of government from around the world, kids will get a better appreciation of the importance of the institution, and see the significance of a government that gets its power from the people
Federal, state and local government( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the three levels of American government: local, state, and federal. Discover how they are alike and how they are different and where they must work together. Take a peek at the leaders of each level: the mayor, the governor, and the President. Learn about some of the services of government like roads, hiking trails, public health and military defense
Talking with Christians : musings of a Jewish theologian by David Novak( Book )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"David Novak's reflections explore the central theological concerns of Judaism and Christianity and provide a unique Jewish perspective on Jewish-Christian dialogue. Novak ranges broadly over what matters most in interfaith discussion, including the nature of revelation and the methods of a true theological dialogue that does not slip into relativism. Alongside searching studies of such great Christian theologians as Thomas Aquinas, Karl Barth, and Paul Tillich, Novak offers empathetic treatments of contemporary issues, including the controversial canonization of Jewish convert Edith Stein and the moral crisis of the West after the Holocaust. His Talking with Christians is a significant sign of hope for all people of faith who recognize the need to learn from one another."--Jacket
American citizenship( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the in and outs of what it means to be an American citizen. Discover what it is to be a good citizen and discover the rights and responsibilities of citizenship. Learn how to become involved as citizens especially through the right to vote. The history of suffrage is explored
Halakhah in a theological dimension by David Novak( Book )

8 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Natural law : a Jewish, Christian, and Islamic trialogue by Anver M Emon( Book )

13 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Présentation de l'éditeur : "This book is an examination of natural law doctrine, rooted in the classical writings of our respective three traditions : Jewish, Christian, and Islamic. Each of the authors provides an extensive essay reflecting on natural law doctrine in his tradition. Each of the authors also provides a thoughtful response to the essays of the other two authors. Readers will gain a sense for how natural law (or cognate terms) resonated with classical thinkers such as Maimonides, Origen, Augustine, al-Ghazali and numerous others. Readers will also be instructed in how the authors think that these sources can be mined for constructive reflection on natural law today. A key theme in each essay is how the particularity of the respective religious tradition is squared with the evident universality of natural law claims. The authors also explore how natural law doctrine functions in particular traditions for reflection upon the religious other."
Zionism and Judaism : a new theory by David Novak( Book )

14 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Why should anyone be a Zionist, a supporter of a Jewish state in the land of Israel? Why should there be a Jewish state in the land of Israel? This book seeks to provide a philosophical answer to these questions. Although a Zionist need not be Jewish, nonetheless this book argues that Zionism is only a coherent political stance when it is intelligently rooted in Judaism, especially in the classical Jewish doctrine of God's election of the people of Israel and the commandment to them to settle the land of Israel. The religious Zionism advocated here is contrasted with secular versions of Zionism that take Zionism to be a replacement of Judaism. It is also contrasted with versions of religious Zionism that ascribe messianic significance to the State of Israel, or which see the main task of religious Zionism to be the establishment of an Israeli theocracy"--
 
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Jewish-Christian dialogue : a Jewish justification
Alternative Names
David Novak Amerikaans rabbijn

Дэвид Новак

נובק, דוד הזרחי

Languages
English (209)

German (2)

Covers
Natural law in JudaismThe election of Israel : the idea of the chosen peopleThe sanctity of human lifeCovenantal rights : a study in Jewish political theoryThe Cambridge history of Jewish philosophyThe image of the non-Jew in Judaism : an historical and constructive study of the Noahide LawsThe Jewish social contract : an essay in political theologyTalking with Christians : musings of a Jewish theologian