For Howard Wettstein (2002), the imagery of the Hebrew Bible, Talmud, and Midrash does not sit well with the doctrines of medieval Jewish philosophy. Since Jewish imagery is inconsistent, Wettstein fears that it is going to serve as a shaky foundation for a body of coherent theological doctrine. Wettstein's response - the response that this paper questions - is to jettison the entire project of building a coherent body of doctrine. For Wettstein, a healthy religious life is fueled by its imagery and not by its doctrine; unlike doctrine, imagery does not need to be consistent.
|Title of host publication||Jewish Philosophy Past and Present|
|Subtitle of host publication||Contemporary Responses to Classical Sources|
|Editors||Daniel Frank, Aaron Segal|
|State||Published - 2016|