We are delighted to present this issue of the Journal of Textual Reasoning (JTR), which features distinguished scholars examining Hasdai Crescas’s work as a resource for contemporary Jewish thought. The issue is occasioned by Roslyn Weiss’s important new translation of Crescas’s under-appreciated masterpiece, Light of the Lord (Or Hashem), the first complete translation of this text into English.
Crescas Among the Textual Reasoners
Mark Randall James
Crescas and Scripture
Hasdai Crescas's Philosophical Biblical Exegesis
The Inexhaustible Metaphor of Light: Illuminating the Fault Lines Between Crescas and Maimonides
James A. Diamond
Crescas and Philosophy
Four Critiques of Crescas against Maimonides and the Relationship of Intellect and Practice in Religion
Thinking with Crescas
R. Ḥasdai Crescas and the Concept of Motivation in Modern Psychology and the Philosophy of Education
Crescas on Time, Space, and Infinity
Medieval Jewish Philosophy and Authentic Jewish Piety: Yitzhak Baer and Julius Guttmann on Hasdai Crescas’s Philosophy
Wolfson's Pragmatic Crescas
Warren Zev Harvey
Dianna Lynn Roberts-Zauderer. Metaphor and Imagination in Medieval Jewish Thought: Moses ibn Ezra, Judah Halevi, Moses Maimonides, and Shem Tov Falaquera. New York: Palgrave Press, 2019. 268 + xi pages.
Paul E. Nahme. Hermann Cohen and the Crisis of Liberalism: The Enchantment of the Public Sphere. Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press, 2019. 340 pages.
Sam S. B. Shonkoff