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Theological Anthropology of Judaism
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Humanity not only complements God, but also corresponds to, is like, God. When sages read in the Torah that humankind is created in God's image, they understood that to mean, God and humans correspond, bearing comparable traits. The theological anthropology of the Oral Torah defined correspondence between God and humans in three ways: [1] intellectually, sharing a common rationality; [2] emotionally, sharing common sentiments and attitudes, and [3] physcally, sharing common features. That is why…

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Neusner, Jacob, “Theological Anthropology of Judaism”, in: Encyclopaedia of Judaism. Consulted online on 05 April 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-9029_EJ_DUM_0016>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004141001, 20040701



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