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From honor to intimacy: Thematic comparisons

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This chapter is divided into two sections, the first deals with questions of immanence and transcendence, and the second, with questions of rebuke, authority and indulgence. The author supports and questions this line of thinking. On one hand, we see evidence for certain lines of continuity between Akiban thinking and the thinking of amoraic midrash with respect to God's image. On the other hand, there are also important ways in which amoraic midrash is discontinuous with Akiban thinking, and Akiban thinking bears a closer resemblance to its contemporary tannaitic thinkers, at least as we see their thinking manifest in these midrashim. Due to the existence of such discontinuities as well as the existence of significant methodological problems with the arguments for historical continuity, the chapter proceeds with a general tannaitic/amoraic comparison.

Keywords: Akiban thinking; amoraic midrash; immanence; indulgence; rebuke; tannaitic thinkers; thematic comparison; transcendence



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