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The Revelation at Sinai: What Does ‘Torah From Heaven’ Mean? - 18-19-20-21-22/06/2017, Jerusalem (Is


This conference will seek to elucidate the traditional Jewish theology of torah from heaven in response to recent challenges. What can the idea that the torah is from heaven teach us about the relationship between God’s instruction and the world of human experience? About the place of the prophet as a bearer of God’s word, bringing instruction to other human beings? About the normative character of a reality that not only “is” but also commands? About the significance of tradition and its relationship with other means of exploring God’s will such as human reasoning?Among recent challenges is criticism of the classical view of torah from heaven from Jewish scholars and academics, who have proposed the adoption of a rival theology of torah from heaven: One in which God gave his teaching to Israel through the work of large numbers of anonymous scribes over many generations in what has been called an “unfolding” revelation. According to this theory, God gave the torah to Israel without having need of either Moses or of Sinai to do it

FECHA/ DATE/DATA: 18-19-20-21-22/06/2017

LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Konrad Adenauer Conference Center, Mishkenot Sha'ananim, Jerusalem (Jerusalem, Israel)

ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: The Herzl Institute

INFO: web - gavriell@herzlinstitute.org

INSCRIPCIÓN/REGISTRATION/REGISTRAZIONE: Aquí/here/qui

- 5 dias y alojamiento/5 days and accomodation/5 giorni e la sistemazione: 1200$

- 5 días/days/giorni: 350$

- 1 día/day/giorno: 100$

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CONFIRMED SPEAKERS: William J. Abraham (Southern Methodist University) Joshua Amaru (Yeshivat Eretz Hazvi) Shawn Zelig Aster (Bar-Ilan University) Richard Briggs (Durham University) Jonathan Burnside (University of Bristol) Shalom Carmy (Yeshiva University) C. John (“Jack”) Collins (Covenant Theological Seminary) James Diamond (University of Waterloo) Lenn E. Goodman (Vanderbilt University) Yoram Hazony (The Herzl Institute) Ben Tzion Katz (Independent Scholar) Steven Kepnes (Colgate University) Heather Ohaneson (George Fox University) Mitchell Rocklin (Independent Scholar) H. Norman Strickman (Touro College) Gil Student (Independent Scholar) Alex Sztuden (Independent Scholar) Jeremiah Unterman (The Herzl Institute) Shira Weiss (Yeshiva University)

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