This innovative study sees the relationship between Athens and Jerusalem through the lens of the Platonic dialogues and the Talmud. Howland argues that these texts are animated by comparable conceptions of the proper roles of inquiry and reasoned debate in religious life, and by a profound awareness of the limits of our understanding of things divine. Insightful readings of Plato's Apology, Euthyphro and chapter three of tractate Ta'anit explore the relationship of prophets and philosophers, fathers and sons, and gods and ...

Plato and the Talmud 2013, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9781107612693

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Plato and the Talmud 2010, Cambridge University Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9780521193139