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Image of the Non-Jew in JudaismA Historical and Constructive Study of the Noahide Laws$
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David Novak

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9781906764074

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: February 2021

DOI: 10.3828/liverpool/9781906764074.001.0001

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Image of the Non-Jew in Judaism

Matthew Lagrone

Liverpool University Press

This chapter provides summaries for each of the chapters in this book. The first chapter traces the origins of the Noahide laws, which were considered obligatory for all time, and would be the measure by which gentiles would be judged. The next seven chapters examine each of the Noahide laws in detail, including the law of adjudication, the law of blasphemy, the law of idolatry, the law of homicide, the law of sexual relations, the law of robbery, and the law of the torn limb. After considering the role of aggadah in charting universal moral law, the book looks at Mamonides' and Joseph Albo's theory of Noahide law. It then explores several other prominent Jewish thinkers who reflected on the role of Noahide law, before studying Moses Mendelssohn and his school, as well as Hermann Cohen and the Jewish neo-Kantians.

Keywords:   Noahide laws, aggadah, universal moral law, Maimonides, Joseph Albo, Jewish thinkers, Moses Mendelssohn, Hermann Cohen, Jewish neo-Kantians

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