The Jewish social contract : an essay in political theology / David Novak.
By: Novak, David.Material type: TextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.New forum books: Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, c2005Description: 1 online resource (xxi, 257 p.).ISBN: 9781400824397 (electronic bk.); 1400824397 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Judaism and state | Social contract -- Religious aspects -- Judaism | Judaism and politics | Democracy -- Religious aspects -- Judaism | Covenants -- Religious aspects -- Judaism | Secularism -- Political aspectsAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Jewish social contract.DDC classification: 296.3/82 LOC classification: BM538.S7 | N68 2005Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. -249) and index.
Formulating the Jewish social contract -- The covenant -- The covenant reaffirmed -- The law of the state -- Kingship and secularity -- Modern secularity -- The social contract and Jewish-Christian relations -- The Jewish social contract in secular public policy.
The Jewish Social Contract begins by asking how a traditional Jew can participate politically and socially and in good faith in a modern democratic society, and ends by proposing a broad, inclusive notion of secularity. David Novak takes issue with the view--held by the late philosopher John Rawls and his followers--that citizens of a liberal state must, in effect, check their religion at the door when discussing politics in a public forum. Novak argues that in a "liberal democratic state, members of faith-based communities--such as tradition-minded Jews and Christians--ought to be able to adh.
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