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Jewish Theology for a Postmodern Age$
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Miriam Feldmann Kaye

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9781906764685

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: February 2021

DOI: 10.3828/liverpool/9781906764685.001.0001

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Jewish Theology for a Postmodern Age

Miriam Feldmann Kaye

Liverpool University Press

This chapter provides a compelling theology for the postmodern, relativist age. It confronts the crisis of Jewish theology that is premised on a growing ambivalence towards the idea of absolute truth and perpetuated by postmodern cultural and philosophical critiques. It also analyses the central principle of postmodernism, such as culture and its linguistic parameters that determine what is true and that therefore there can no longer be any objective truth. The chapter examines how particular religious culture demonstrate its greater 'truthfulness' and outlines multiple aspects of contemporary Jewish life that are plagued with questions. It investigates the use of the term 'theological', which refer to discussions and explanations dealing with conceptions of God.

Keywords:   Jewish theology, postmodernism, relativist age, contemporary Jewish life, theology

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