Reading the "Sefat Emet" for religious consciousness: modulations on "Or ha-Ganuz"

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For the Sefat Emet, religious faith is far more than an epistemic state, denoting confidence in the truth of religious propositions. It is, rather, a mode of existence that reveals and actualizes the godly character of life, by way of attunement to seeing, to hearing, and to being responsive. This implies a particular relationship to religious language, praxis, and spiritual consciousness altogether. Consequently, I have come to view the Sefat Emet’s Hasidic homily as a central educational, formative, and transformative literary genre designed to inspire readers to encounter the divine presence through concrete forms of religious living
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationḤiddushim
EditorsMichael Fishbane, Arthur Green, Jonathan D Sarna
Number of pages20
StatePublished - 2022

RAMBI Publications

  • RAMBI Publications
  • Alter, Judah Aryeh Leib -- 1847-1905 -- Sefat Emet
  • Gur Hasidim


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