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Novak, David 1941-

Overview
Works: 79 works in 350 publications in 2 languages and 16,909 library holdings
Genres: History  Children's films  Juvenile works  Educational films  Nonfiction films  Short films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor, edm, Interviewee, wpr, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: BM535, 296.396
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Most widely held works by David Novak
Natural law in Judaism by David Novak( )

21 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 2,000 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text breaks new ground in the study of Judaism, in philosophy, and in comparative ethics. It shows that the assumption that Judaism has no natural law theory to speak of, held by the vast majority of scholars, is simply wrong
The Jewish social contract : an essay in political theology by David Novak( )

15 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 1,860 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 sanctity of human life by David Novak( )

12 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,843 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( )

19 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 1,333 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
Jewish-Christian dialogue : a Jewish justification by David Novak( Book )

13 editions published between 1989 and 1992 in English and held by 786 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
The election of Israel : the idea of the chosen people by David Novak( Book )

15 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 520 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 image of the non-Jew in Judaism : the idea of Noahide law by David Novak( )

7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This classic study is the first critical treatment, from a historical and philosophical perspective, of the traditional Jewish approach to relations between Jews and non-Jews
Law and theology in Judaism by David Novak( Book )

12 editions published between 1974 and 1976 in English and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cambridge history of Jewish philosophy( Book )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first volume in this comprehensive work is an exploration of the history of Jewish philosophy from its beginnings in antiquity to the early modern period, with a particular emphasis on medieval Jewish thought. Unlike most histories, encyclopedias, guides, or companions of Jewish philosophy, this volume is organized by philosophical topic rather than by chronology or individual figures. There are sections on logic and language; natural philosophy; epistemology, philosophy of mind, and psychology; metaphysics and philosophical theology; and practical philosophy. There are also chapters on the intellectual background of Jewish philosophy, including Islamic and Greek thought and the Jewish philosophical textual traditions. With essays by leading scholars in the field, this volume provides the reader with a wonderful overview of the richness and sophistication of Jewish philosophy in its golden age
Christianity in Jewish terms by Tikva Simone Frymer-Kensky( )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Jewish social ethics by David Novak( Book )

8 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leading contemporary Jewish thinker David Novak has here compiled ten of his essays on a variety of issues in Jewish ethics. Drawing constantly on classical Jewish tradition, Novak also looks at a wide range of modern critical scholarship on the ancient sources. He aims to point out certain common features of Jewish and Christian ethics and the normative implications of this overlapping of traditions; he assumes the reality of a "Judeo-Christian ethic," while refusing to minimize the doctrinal differences between the two traditions. The essays address such major normative issues in social justice as ecology, war and peace, the treatment of minorities, and the approach to AIDS patients. This combination of theoretical reflection and practical application, along with careful and detailed analysis of classical Jewish texts, makes the book a welcome contribution to contemporary ethical theory and normative ethics as well as a work of original Jewish theology
Suicide and morality : the theories of Plato, Aquinas, and Kant and their relevance for suicidology by David Novak( Book )

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

A revision of the author's thesis, Georgetown University, 1971. Bibliography: p. 129-134. Includes index
Natural law : a Jewish, Christian, and Islamic trialogue by Anver M Emon( Book )

14 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text critically and constructively explores the resources offered for natural law doctrine by classical thinkers from three traditions: Jewish, Christian, and Islamic. Three scholars each offer a programmatic essay on natural law doctrine in their particular religious tradition and then respond to the other two essays
The image of the non-Jew in Judaism : an historical and constructive study of the Noahide Laws by David Novak( Book )

10 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zionism and Judaism : a new theory by David Novak( Book )

17 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 315 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"--
The three branches of government( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 298 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 Cambridge history of Jewish philosophy( )

22 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first volume in this comprehensive work is an exploration of the history of Jewish philosophy from its beginnings in antiquity to the early modern period, with a particular emphasis on medieval Jewish thought. Unlike most histories, encyclopedias, guides, or companions of Jewish philosophy, this volume is organized by philosophical topic rather than by chronology or individual figures. There are sections on logic and language; natural philosophy; epistemology, philosophy of mind, and psychology; metaphysics and philosophical theology; and practical philosophy. There are also chapters on the intellectual background of Jewish philosophy, including Islamic and Greek thought and the Jewish philosophical textual traditions. With essays by leading scholars in the field, this volume provides the reader with a wonderful overview of the richness and sophistication of Jewish philosophy in its golden age
Talking with Christians : musings of a Jewish theologian by David Novak( Book )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 294 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
The history of American government( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 271 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
Halakhah in a theological dimension by David Novak( Book )

9 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Covenantal rights : a study in Jewish political theory
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The Jewish social contract : an essay in political theologyThe sanctity of human lifeCovenantal rights : a study in Jewish political theoryJewish-Christian dialogue : a Jewish justificationThe election of Israel : the idea of the chosen peopleThe Cambridge history of Jewish philosophyChristianity in Jewish termsThe image of the non-Jew in Judaism : an historical and constructive study of the Noahide Laws
Alternative Names
David Novak Amerikaans rabbijn

David Novak rabín estauxunidense

Дэвид Новак

נובק, דוד הזרחי

ديفيد نوفاك حاخام من الولايات المتحدة الأمريكية

Languages
English (239)

German (2)