Description: This innovative study sees the relationship between Athens and Jerusalem through the lens of the Platonic dialogues and the Talmud. Howland argues that these texts are animated by comparable conceptions of the proper roles of inquiry and reasoned debate in religious life, and by a profound awareness of the limits of our understanding of things divine.
Subjects: Bible, Mishnah, Talmudic and Rabbinic Literature, Mishnah and Talmud, Literature
Review by Alan Avery-Peck
Citation: Alan Avery-Peck, review of Jacob Howland, Plato and the Talmud, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2011).
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