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A Guide for the Religious Instruction of Jewish Youth   By: (1784-1855)

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INSTRUCTION OF JEWISH YOUTH

E text prepared by Chuck Greif

A GUIDE FOR THE RELIGIOUS INSTRUCTION OF JEWISH YOUTH.

Proposed to Teachers by

ISAAC REGGIO,

Rabbi and Professor, Member of the Oriental and Leipsic, Halle, etc., etc., etc.

Translated from the Italian by M. H. Picciotto.

London: Simpkin, Marshall, and Co., Stationers' Hall Court. MDCCCLV.

London: Printed by J. Wertheimer and Co.

SYNOPSIS.

Notice by the Translator.

Author's Preface.

CHAPTER I.

GOD.

1. His existence. Cosmological argument.

2. First Cause, necessary, eternal.

3. Omnipotent, free, provident, omniscient, infallible.

4. All wise, good, pure, immutable.

5. God.

6. Psychological argument.

7. Moral argument.

CHAPTER II.

MAN.

8. His faculties.

9. His destination.

10. Intellect.

11. Reason.

12. Free will.

13. Immortal soul.

14. Double tendency.

15. Contrast.

16. Choice.

17. Conscience.

18. Feeling.

CHAPTER III.

NATURAL RELIGION.

19. Idea of religion.

20. Necessity for man.

21. Faith.

CHAPTER IV.

INSUFFICIENCY OF NATURAL RELIGION.

22. Obstacles.

23. Tardy development of reason.

24. Ascendancy of sensuality.

25. Want of opportunity.

26. Social life.

27. Internal anarchy.

28. Limitation of human understanding.

29. Uncertainty of human knowledge.

30. Experience.

31. Necessity of a revelation.

CHAPTER V.

REVEALED RELIGION.

32. Its actuality.

33. Its truth.

34. Its fundamental principle.

35. Relation between God and man.

36. Divine plan.

37. Essence of revelation.

38. Lofty aspiration of man.

39. Prophecy.

40. Prediction of the future.

CHAPTER VI.

OBJECTION AND ANSWER.

41. Rationalism antagonistic to faith.

42. Self love in the physical world.

43. Self love in man.

44. Heroism of man.

45. Proceeding from love.

46. Is the cause of faith.

47. Is not the offspring of imagination

48. Depends on the subjection of the sensual appetites.

49. Furnishes evidence to faith.

CHAPTER VII.

PRELIMINARY DISPOSITIONS OF REVELATION.

50. Contingency in revelation.

51. Its removal.

52. Choice of a portion of mankind.

53. Beginning from an individual.

54. Election of that individual.

CHAPTER VIII.

PATRIARCHAL EPOCH.

55. Abraham.

56. His virtues.

57. Aim of his vocation.

58. Covenant established with him.

59. Circumcision.

60. Abraham's progeny.

61. Providential measures.

CHAPTER IX.

SINAITIC REVELATION.

62. Egyptian bondage. Moses.

63. Preamble of the revelation.

64. Modality of the revelation

65. Decalogue.

CHAPTER X.

THE TEN COMMANDMENTS.

66. First Commandment,

67. Second,

68. Third,

69. Fourth,

70. Fifth,

71. Sixth, Seventh, and Eighth,

72. Ninth.

73. Tenth.

CHAPTER XI.

SUCCESSIVE REVELATIONS.

74. Their character.

76. Their twofold direction.

75. Their sanction.

CHAPTER XII.

REVEALED NOTIONS RESPECTING GOD.

77. Knowledge of God.

78. Opportunity of such a knowledge.

79. Immediate relation between God and man.

80. Love of God.

81. Fear of God.

82. Other duties towards God.

CHAPTER XIII.

DUTIES TOWARDS FELLOW MEN.

83. Justice.

84. Negative duties.

85. Positive duties.

86. Other duties.

87. Charity and benevolence.

88. Duties toward the animate and inanimate nature.

CHAPTER XIV.

DUTIES TOWARDS ONE'S SELF.

89. Fundamental rule.

91. Sanctification.

90. Duties towards the body.

92. Other special obligations.

CHAPTER XV.

JUDAISM.

93. Religious idea.

94. Its vicissitudes among the Jews.

95. Mosaism.

96. Prophetism.

CHAPTER XVI.

CONCLUSION.

97. Action, creed, hopes.

NOTICE.

THE name of Isaac Reggio of Goritz, is now a celebrity in the Hebrew literary world. A man of vast mind, a profound scholar, a philosopher, and an elegant writer, his numerous works on Theology, Hermeneutics, Philology, History, and Literature, written in Hebrew, in Italian, and in German, have tended much to revive the taste for Hebrew literature, and to reconcile modern education to the study of Jewish antiquities... Continue reading book >>




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