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    Living with the Other: The Ethic of Inner Retreat.Avi Sagi - 2018 - Springer Verlag.
    The book grapples with one of the most difficult questions confronting the contemporary world: the problem of the other, which includes ethical, political, and metaphysical aspects. A widespread approach in the history of the discourse on the other, systematically formulated by Emmanuel Levinas and his followers, has invested this term with an almost mythical quality—the other is everybody else but never a specific person, an abstraction of historical human existence. This book offers an alternative view, turning the other into a (...)
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    Divine Command Morality and Jewish Tradition.Avi Sagi & Daniel Statman - 1995 - Journal of Religious Ethics 23 (1):39 - 67.
    Given the religious appeal of divine command theories of morality (DCM), and given that these theories are found in both Christianity and Islam, we could expect DCM to be represented in Judaism, too. In this essay, however, we show that hardly any echoes of support for this thesis can be found in Jewish texts. We analyze texts that appear to support DCM and show they do not. We then present a number of sources clearly opposed to DCM. Finally, we offer (...)
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    Yeshayahu Leibowitz – a Breakthrough in Jewish Philosophy: Religion Without Metaphysics.Avi Sagi - 1997 - Religious Studies 33 (2):203-216.
    This article is an analysis of the theological-philosophical revolution that Leibowitz's thought represents in the philosophy of religion in general and in Jewish philosophy in particular. This revolution relies on a positivist viewpoint, which denies any possibility of making statements about God. In his approach, statements about God are interpreted as statements denoting the relationship between the individual and God. Conventional religious beliefs -- such as the belief in the creation or in revelation -- become meaningless. Leibowitz therefore suggests a (...)
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    The Suspension of the Ethical and the Religious Meaning of Ethics in Kierkegaard's Thought.Avi Sagi - 1992 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 32 (2):83 - 103.
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  5. Religious Protest and Religious Loyalty.Avi Sagi & Nir Sagi - 2020 - European Journal for Philosophy of Religion 12 (2):7-36.
    In the accepted view, the basic disposition of believers is one of absolute obedience, humility, and lack of critique, doubt, or, indeed, defiance of God. Only through such a disposition do believers convey their absolute faith and establish the appropriate hierarchy between God and humans. This article challenges this view and argues that, in mainstream rabbinic tradition, the believer is not required to renounce his or her moral autonomy and certainly not his or her understanding of God and the world. (...)
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    L. E. Goodman. God of Abraham. Pp. 364.Avi Sagi - 1997 - Religious Studies 33 (3):349-360.
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    Religious Pluralism Assessed.Avi Sagi - 1999 - Sophia 38 (2):93-115.
    Exclusivism is a highly appealing option in religious terms. It reflects the believers’ commitment to their religion as well as their conviction that their religion is true, and that other religions are therefore false. My central argument is that the justification of inter-religious pluralism, while not less well established than that of exclusivism, successfully preserves the social intuitions of religious devotion and commitment. The effect of this justification, which remains valid despite objections raised against various forms of inter-religious pluralism, is (...)
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  8. Tradition Vs. Traditionalism: Contemporary Perspectives in Jewish Thought.Avi Sagi (ed.) - 2008 - Rodopi.
    This book is a first attempt to examine the thought of key contemporary Jewish thinkers on the meaning of tradition in the context of two models. The classic model assumes that tradition reflects lack of dynamism and reflectiveness, and the present’s unqualified submission to the past. This view, however, is an image that the modernist ethos has ascribed to the tradition so as to remove it from modern existence. In the alternative model, a living tradition emerges as open and dynamic, (...)
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    The Art of Existence: Three Approaches in Kierkegaard’s Thought.Avi Sagi - 1991 - International Philosophical Quarterly 31 (4):473-484.
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    Halakhic Praxis and the Word of God: A Study of Two Models.Avi Sagi - 1992 - Journal of Jewish Thought and Philosophy 1 (2):305-329.
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    Religion and Morality.Daniel Statman & Avi Sagi - 1995 - Brill | Rodopi.
    _Religion and Morality_ seeks to answer two fundamental questions regarding the relation between religion and morality. The first is the puzzle posed by Socrates, the so-called '_Euthyphro_ dilemma', which asks: is morality valuable by virtue of its intrinsic importance and worth, or is morality valuable because, and only because, God approves it and commands us to follow its dictates? The second question is raised by Kierkegaard in _Fear and Trembling_. He asks: Is a conflict between religion and morality possible? Does (...)
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  12. Kierkegaard, Religion, and Existence: The Voyage of the Self.Avi Sagi (ed.) - 2000 - Rodopi.
    This book is an original philosophic exploration of the meaning of Kierkegaard’s life, his thought, and his works. It makes a bold case for Kierkegaard’s recognition of the concrete existence of the individual, including Kierkegaard himself, as crucial to the spiritual life. Written with delicate insight, and beautifully translated from Hebrew, this work offers valuable new turns to understanding the puzzling life-work of a modern giant of spiritual reflection.
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  13. Religion and Morality.Daniel Statman & Avi Sagi - 1995 - Rodopi.
    Religion and Morality seeks to answer two fundamental questions regarding the relation between religion and morality. The first is the puzzle posed by Socrates, the so-called 'Euthyphro dilemma', which asks: is morality valuable by virtue of its intrinsic importance and worth, or is morality valuable because, and only because, God approves it and commands us to follow its dictates? The second question is raised by Kierkegaard in Fear and Trembling. He asks: Is a conflict between religion and morality possible? Does (...)
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    The Existential Meaning of the Art of Theatre in Kierkegaard's Philosophy.Avi Sagi - 1991 - Man and World 24 (4):461-470.