The Jewish Social Contract: An Essay in Political Theology

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Contents
List of Abbreviationsix
Prefacexi
Chapter One
Formulating the Jewish Social Contract1
   The Democratic Contract1
   The Political Value of the Social Contract7
   A Contract between Minorities10
   Community and Society12
   Claims for Cultural Autonomy21
Chapter Two
The Covenant30
   Covenant and Social Contract30
   The Noahide Covenant34
   Divine Interest in the Covenant36
   Interhuman Covenants40
   The Covenant between God and Israel47
   Covenants between Jews53
   Covenants between Jews and Gentiles56
   Contracts: Social and Private59
Chapter Three
The Covenant Reaffirmed65
   Covenantal Necessity65
   The Voluntary Covenant70
   Covenantal Autonomy77
   Some Social Contracts within Judaism81
Chapter Four
The Law of the State91
   Political Subordination91
   The Law of the Gentiles100
   Palestine and Babylonia103
   Samuel’s Principle114
   Secularity and Secularism120

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Abbreviations ix
  • Preface xi
  • Chapter One - Formulating the Jewish Social Contract 1
  • Chapter Two - The Covenant 30
  • Chapter Three - The Covenant Reaffirmed 65
  • Chapter Four - The Law of the State 91
  • Chapter Five - Kingship and Secularity 124
  • Chapter Six - Modern Secularity 157
  • Chapter Seven - The Social Contract and Jewish-Christian Relations 188
  • Chapter Eight - The Jewish Social Contract in Secular Public Policy 218
  • Bibliography 239
  • Index 251
  • New Forum Books 259
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