By Peter Ochs
In Reviewing the Covenant, six Jewish philosophers--and one Christian colleague--respond to the paintings of the popular Jewish theologian Eugene B. Borowitz, one of many major figures within the stream of "postmodern" Jewish philosophy and theology. The identify remembers Borowitz's previous booklet, Renewing the Covenant: A Theology for the Postmodern Jew, during which he lent this move a theological time table, and the essays during this ebook reply to Borowitz's name: to revitalize modern Judaism via renewing the covenant that binds glossy Jews to re-live and re-interpret the traditions of Judaism's previous.
Together with the introductory and responsive essays via Peter Ochs and Borowitz himself, the essays supply a group of discussion, an try and reason-out how Jewish religion is feasible after the Holocaust and the way cause itself is feasible after the flaws of the good "-isms" of the fashionable global. This discussion is carried out below the banner of "postmodern Judaism," a frightening time period that via the tip of the e-book gets an incredibly direct that means, specifically, the of disillusionment and loss out of which Jews can and needs to discover a 3rd method out of the trendy deadlock among conceited rationalism and conceited faith. Representing a massive highbrow reaction to the best theologian of liberal Judaism, the publication offers an important indication of destiny instructions in Jewish non secular proposal.