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- DescriptionThis text examines the meaning and nature of idolatry, revealing much about the motheistic tradition that defines itself against this sin . The authors consider Christianity and Islam but focus primarily on Judaism. They explore competing claims about the concept of idolatry that emerges in the Hebrew Bible as a whorling after false gods . The authors show how this debate over idolatry as practice or error has taken place and has, in turn, shaped the course of Western thought.
- Author BiographyMoshe Halbertal teaches Jewish Thought and Philosophy at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Avishai Margalit is the Schulman Professor of Philosophy at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is also the George F. Kennan Professor in the School of Historical Studies at the Institute for Advanced Studies. He writes regularly for the New York Review of Books.
- Author(s)Avishai Margalit,Moshe Halbertal
- PublisherHarvard University Press
- Date of Publication02/11/1994
- SubjectNon-Christian Religions
- Place of PublicationCambridge, Mass
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintHarvard University Press
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight444 g
- Width154 mm
- Height235 mm
- Spine16 mm
- Translated byNaomi Goldblum
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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