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Gellman, Jerome I.

Overview
Works: 35 works in 108 publications in 2 languages and 3,110 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Academic theses  Sermons 
Roles: Author, Editor, htt, Contributor
Classifications: BL473, 212.1
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jerome I Gellman
This was from God : a contemporary theology of Torah and history by Jerome I Gellman( )

6 editions published in 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gellman provides an ""old-fashioned"" Jewish theology for accepting the contemporary critique of Torah and history. The thesis of the book is that for centuries Divine Providence has been guiding toward a non-literal understanding of the Torah. This was from God
God's kindness has overwhelmed us : a contemporary doctrine of the Jews as the chosen people by Jerome I Gellman( )

11 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jerome Gellman presents a new theology of the Jews as the Chosen People, addressing self-serving ethnocentric supremacy, cultural isolation, and defamation of religions other than Judaism. This book is traditional in taking chosenness and the truth of Judaism seriously, and in eschewing a theology of multiple covenants. At the same time, it is critical, rejecting previous concepts of chosenness, and innovative, offering for the twenty-first century a fresh way of seeing the Jews' place in the world. On this foundation, Gellman suggests a new approach to inter-religious understanding from a Jewish point of view, and examines the impact of his proposal on traditional Jewish liturgy
Experience of God and the rationality of theistic belief by Jerome I Gellman( Book )

10 editions published between 1997 and 2019 in English and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jerome I. Gellman observes that the mystic experience of God's presence, a sense of having direct contact with the divine, often compels belief in God's existence. On the basis of widely accepted principles connecting appearance with reality, Gellman contends, the claims people make of having experienced God show that belief in God is strongly rational, meaning that such claims are sufficient in number and variety to support a line of reasoning making it rational to believe that God exists and irrational to deny God's existence.Gellman considers challenges to his thinking based on epistemological grounds and challenges growing out of the diversity of religious experiences across the range of world religions. He thoroughly evaluates reductionist explanations of apparent experiences of God and finds them incapable of invalidating his view.Finally, he directs his attention to the two most compelling arguments against the existence of God: the charge that the idea of a perfect being is logically incoherent, and the threat to theism based on the existence of evil, in both its logical and probabilistic forms. Until and unless stronger objections come along, he concludes, personal experiences of God constitute sufficient evidence of God's existence
Mystical experience of God : a philosophical inquiry by Jerome I Gellman( Book )

18 editions published between 2001 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Engaging contemporary discussion concerning the validity of mystical experiences of God, Jerome Gellman presents the best evidential case in favor of validity and its implications for belief in God. Gellman vigorously defends the coherence of the concept of a mystical experience of God against philosophical objections, and evaluates attempts to provide alternative explanations from sociology and neuropsychology. He then carefully examines feminist objections to male philosophers' treatments of mystical experience of God and to the traditional hierarchal concept of God. Gellman finds none of the objections decisive, and concludes that while the initial evidential case is not rationally compelling for some, it can be rationally compelling for others. Offering important new perspectives on the evidential value of experiences of God, and the concept of God more broadly, this book will appeal to a wide range of readers including those with an interest in philosophy of religion, religious studies, mysticism and epistemology
Abraham! Abraham! : Kierkegaard and the Hasidim on the binding of Isaac by Jerome I Gellman( Book )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2017 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This title was first published in 2003. Abraham! Abraham! is an adventure in contemporary theology addressing the akedah (the binding or sacrifice of Isaac) inspired by Kierkegaard and by the Hasidim, especially Rabbi Nachman of Breslav and Rabbi Mordecai Joseph Leiner of Izbica. Gellman presents his version of Kierkegaard and compares and contrasts this with Hasidic thinkers. He then proceeds to employ Kierkegaardian and Hasidic themes to develop a contemporary reading of the story, and, in contrast, presents an understanding of the akedah from Sarah's point of view. Appealing to a wide range of readers interested in existentialism, Hasidism, Christian thought, and feminist thought, Jerome Gellman illustrates the richness in Kierkegaard and Hasidic writings on the akedah."--Provided by publisher
Perfect goodness and the God of the Jews : a contemporary Jewish theology by Jerome I Gellman( )

3 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The notion that the God of the Hebrew Bible and rabbinic literature, "the God of the Jews," is perfectly good is challenged by apparently immoral acts-by contemporary standards-of that God, as well as by the classic problem of evil. In this book, Jerome Gellman provides ways to question and overcome these challenges, addresses the faithful who are tested by these two problems, and aims to lighten the challenges for them while preserving God's perfect goodness. He recommends replacing a God of the Jews with a different God, a "Jewish God," one in whom many traditional Jews have come to believe. Gellman also offers the traditional believer a possible theodicy explaining much evil. The book is at once analytic in style and Hasidic in broad orientation"--
The fear, the trembling, and the fire : Kierkegaard and Hasidic masters on the binding of Isaac by Jerome I Gellman( Book )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of evil from the mid-twentieth century to today, 1950-2015 CE by Jerome I Gellman( )

10 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This sixth volume of The History of Evil charts the era 1950-2018, with topics arising after the atrocities of World War II, while also exploring issues that have emerged over the last few decades. It exhibits the flourishing of analytic philosophy of religion since the War, as well as the diversity of approaches to the topic of God and evil in this era. Comprising twenty-one chapters from a team of international contributors, this volume is divided into three parts, God and Evil, Humanity and Evil and On the Objectivity of Human Judgments of Evil. The chapters in this volume cover relevant topics such as the evidential argument from evil, skeptical theism, free will, theodicy, continental philosophy, religious pluralism, the science of evil, feminist theorizations, terrorism, pacifism, realism and relativism. This outstanding treatment of the history of evil will appeal to those with particular interests in the ideas of evil and good
Perfect Goodness and the God of the Jews : A Contemporary Jewish Theology by Jerome I Gellman( )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

That the God of the Hebrew Bible and rabbinic literature, "the God of the Jews," is perfectly good is challenged by apparently immoral acts of that God, by contemporary standards, as well as by the classic problem of evil. In this book, Jerome Gellman aims to alleviate the first challenge, the so-called ideological critique, for the traditional believer by recommending replacing the God of the Jews with a different God, a "Jewish God," one in whom many traditional Jews have come to believe. And the problem of evil is lightened for the traditional believer, mainly by a possible theodicy explaining much evil. The book is at once analytic in style and Hasidic in broad orientation
This Was from God : A Contemporary Theology of Torah and History by Jerome I Gellman( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publicly or secretly, traditional Jews increasingly doubt the historical reliability of the Torah. Here, Gellman provides an "old-fashioned" Jewish theology for accepting the contemporary critique of Torah and history. Gellman presents an outline of the scholarly conclusions, and then examines faith responses and rejects apologetic attempts to evade the challenge. The book elucidates the notions of Divine Providence and Divine Accommodation that then provide a basis for the thesis that for centuries Divine Providence has been guiding toward a non-historical, non-literal understanding of the Torah. This was from God. Gellman advocates Hasidic-type non-literal approaches as most fitting for our times. Then, in light of the book's thesis, Gellman offers his understanding of Torah from Heaven, prayer, and the continuing validity of the commandments, for present-day traditional Judaism
Problems of evil and the power of God by James A Keller( )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Why do bad things happen, even to good people? If there is a God, why aren't God's existence and God's will for humans more apparent? And If God really does miracles for some people, why not for others? This book examines these three problems of evil - suffering, divine hiddenness, and unfairness if miracles happen as believers claim - to explore how different ideas of God's power relate to the problem of evil." "Keller argues that as long as God is believed to be all-powerful, there are no adequate answers to these problems, nor is it enough for theists simply to claim that human ignorance makes these problems insoluble. Arguing that there are no good grounds for the belief that God is all-powerful, Keller instead defends the understanding of God and God's power found in process theism and shows how it makes possible an adequate solution to the problems of evil while providing a concept of God that is religiously adequate."--Jacket
Non-existence, modalities, and Anselm's ontological argument by Jerome I Gellman( )

4 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Good Neighbor Diplomacy by Jerome I Gellman( )

2 editions published in 1979 in Undetermined and English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Secret affairs by Jerome I Gellman( )

2 editions published in 1995 in Undetermined and English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Review of Peter Chong-Beng Gan, Dialectics and the Sublime in Underhill's Mysticism Springer Singapore, 2015, ISBN: 978-981-287-483-2, hb, x+243pp by Jerome I Gellman( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mystical Experience of God by Jerome I Gellman( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is logically impossible for everlasting God to fall into boredom( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Abstract: This article argues that everlasting God can be in boredom, but cannot fall into boredom. Hence, the argument by Andric and Tanyi (2017) in this journal that God could not be everlasting in time, because God would fall into boredom, is shown to be unsound, since it is logically impossible for God to fall into boredom
The love of God in Maimonides' religious philosophy by Jerome I Gellman( )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Parashat aḥare mot( Visual )

1 edition published in 1991 in Hebrew and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Experience of God and the rationality of theistic belief
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Mystical experience of God : a philosophical inquiryAbraham! Abraham! : Kierkegaard and the Hasidim on the binding of IsaacThe fear, the trembling, and the fire : Kierkegaard and Hasidic masters on the binding of IsaacProblems of evil and the power of GodSecret affairs
Alternative Names
Gellman, Jerome

Gellman, Jerome 1940-

Gellman, Jerome I.

Gellman, Jerome I. 1940-

Gellman, Jerome Yehuda.

Gellman, Jerome Yehuda 1940-

Gellman, Jerome Yehudah

Gellman, Jerome Yehude

Gellman, Yehuda.

Gellman, Yehudah

Gellman Yehudah 1940-....

Gelman Yhwdah 1940-....

גלמן, יהודה

גלמן יהודה 1940-....

Languages
English (88)

Hebrew (1)