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The Holy One of Israel

Lenn E. Goodman


Holy, holy, holy! The Lord of hosts! The fill of all the earth is His glory. In these few ecstatic words the prophet Isaiah captured the core of Jewish thinking about God, humanity and nature. If the idea of holiness points toward God’s transcendence, Isaiah’s balancing half-line comes down to earth, recognizing God’s presence throughout the world. This book is a philosophical exploration of that remarkable and distinctively Jewish idea—that God is everywhere, yet not in space. Here the author, long recognized as one of Judaism’s foremost living philosophers, explores what can be meant by God’ ... More

Keywords: holiness, God, Torah, immanence and transcendence, natural law, revelation, problem of evil, apophasis, divine action

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780190698478
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190698478.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lenn E. Goodman, author
Professor of Philosophy and Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities, Vanderbilt University