Rabbi Akiva's Philosophy of Love

Authors: Rothenberg, Naftali

  • Address Rabbi Akiva's philosophy of love, in light of his life story, the challenges he faced his relationship with his wife Rachel and, ultimately, his agony and death
    Offers readers a gradual understanding of the wisdom of love, through readings and observations
    Analyses the internal contradictions and difficulties revealed in the context of attempts to realise and implement harmonious love

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This book explores the philosophy of love through the thought and life of Rabbi Akiva ben Joseph. Readers of the Talmud are introduced to Rabbi Akiva through the iconic story of his love for his wife Rachel. From this starting point, Naftali Rothenberg conducts a thorough examination of the harmonious approach to love in the obstacle-laden context of human reality. Discussing the deterioration of passion into simple lust, the ability to contend with suffering and death, and so forth, Rothenberg addresses the deepest and most pressing questions about human love. The readings and observations offered here allow readers to acquire the wisdom of love—not merely as an assemblage of theoretical arguments and abstract statements, but as an analysis of the internal contradictions and difficulties revealed in the context of attempts to realize and implement harmonious love. 

About the authors

Naftali Rothenberg is a senior research fellow at the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, and the Rabbi of Har Adar township, Israel. 

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Rabbi Akiva's Philosophy of Love
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-58142-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-58142-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-58141-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 226
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