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The Love of God: Divine Gift, Human Gratitude, and Mutual Faithfulness in Judaism

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The love of God is perhaps the most essential element in Judaism--but also one of the most confounding. In biblical and rabbinic literature, the obligation to love God appears as a formal commandment. Yet most people today think of love as a feeling. How can an emotion be commanded? How could one ever fulfill such a requirement? The Love of God places these scholarly and existential questions in a new light. Jon Levenson traces the origins of the concept to the ancient institution of covenant, showing how covenantal love ...

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The Love of God: Divine Gift, Human Gratitude, and Mutual Faithfulness in Judaism
2020, Princeton University Press, Princeton

ISBN-13: 9780691202501

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The Love of God: Divine Gift, Human Gratitude, and Mutual Faithfulness in Judaism
2015, Princeton University Press, Princeton

ISBN-13: 9780691164298

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