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New faculty publication – Lenn Goodman

Posted by on Monday, December 9, 2019 in Ongoing Research.

Professor Lenn Goodman has recently published a new body of work titled The Holy One of Israel. 

This publication is available through Oxford University Press. Use the promo code AAFLYG6 to save!

From the back cover:

“The Holy One of Israel is Goodman’s most compelling statement yet of his thesis that God and the
Good are coextensive. God is the source of the goodness we experience as recipients of the gift of
being and of life and mind far beyond our prior deserts. And God is the standard whose goodness
we are called to emulate and and whose presence and sovereignty in the world we are called to
strengthen. In its scope, ambition, and intellectual heft, dexterity, and vision, this work is nothing
less than a twenty-first-century Guide for the Perplexed. Jewish philosophy will never be the same.”
–Alan Mittleman, Aaron Rabinowitz and Simon H. Rifkind Professor of Jewish Philosophy, The
Jewish Theological Seminary

“The voice of the prophet is not stilled to this day. In this work, Lenn Goodman synthesizes piety
and poetry, theology and ethics, in a most compelling way. It is in God’s loving-kindness and
creatures’s response that Goodman finds the biblical key to both religion and science, personal
virtue and the evolution of the natural world. The result is a unified Judaic field theory in the
tradition of Maimonides and Spinoza, an extraordinary achievement relevant to anyone concerned
with truth, goodness and beauty.” –Timothy P. Jackson, Professor of Christian Ethics, Candler
School of Theology, Emory University

“This vitally important book masterfully integrates Torah and logos, mind and character, poetry and
science—really, all of the fundamental dimensions of human experience—as it illuminates the unity
of transcendence and immanence in the Judaic God. More than nourishment for the intellect, The
Holy One of Israel buoyed and invigorated this reader’s heart.” –Jacob Howland, author of Plato and the