Tradition in the Public Square
A David Novak Reader
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David Novak ranks as one of the great American theologians of our time. Tradition in the Public Square: A David Novak Reader offers a representative selection of the philosophical theology and social ethics of David Novak, one of the foremost contemporary Jewish theologians in North America.
Novak's work forges an unapologetic link between Judaism and non-Jewish societies in a multicultural environment. This grants Judaism an active role in public discourse, where it can contribute to the most pressing ethical issues of our day - abortion, war, capital punishment, sexual ethics, and health care ethics.
In their introduction to the volume, Martin Kavka and Randi Rashkover present a systematic introduction to Novak's thought, focusing on the novelty of his method for overcoming the longstanding dichotomy between reason and tradition.
'One may not agree with everything Novak has written, in fact one may argue with him on many points, but it is well worth engaging in the conversation with this thoughtful theologian.' -- Association of Jewish Libraries Newsletter
'David Novak is one of the most important Jewish theologians wirting in English today. ' -- The Christian Century
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