Edited by Michael Berger
For thousands of years, philosophers have pondered the question what it means to be human. Rabbi Soloveitchik answers the question, relying on both scientific research and classical Jewish sources. He explains how a thoroughly naturalistic setting could give birth to human personality, and to Judaism’s expectation of moral character and self-transcendence. The resulting religious anthropology is a startlingly fresh reading of the early chapters of Genesis, and highlights Judaism’s distinctive view among those of other religious traditions.
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