Steven Greenberg's "Wrestling with God and Men" Analytical Essay by Master Researcher

Steven Greenberg's "Wrestling with God and Men"
A book review of Rabbi Steven Greenberg's book, "Wrestling with God and Men".
# 88557 | 4,950 words | 5 sources | 2006 | US


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This paper explores the theories presented in Rabbi Steven Greenberg's book, "Wrestling with God and Men". The paper explains that Rabbi Steven Greenberg works to reconcile his love for God with his homosexual nature. Greenberg identifies himself as both a devout follower of God and the Jewish faith, but also identifies himself as having homosexual preferences. The paper also explains that the thesis of Greenberg's book is that the question whether homosexual activities are permitted in the Holy Scriptures is actually a moot point: Greenberg seeks to identify whether the nature of homosexual love is permitted.

From the Paper:

"In his book, Wrestling with God and Men, Rabbi Steven Greenberg works to reconcile his love for God with his homosexual nature. Greenberg identifies himself as both a devout follower of God and the Jewish faith, but also identifies himself as having homosexual preferences. The thesis of Greenberg's book is that the question whether homosexual activities are permitted in the Holy Scriptures is actually a moot point: Greenberg seeks to identify whether the nature of homosexual love is permitted. In doing so, Greenberg transforms the question of homosexuality from one of sex to one of love, in which he asks how God can deny the nature of love through prohibition. The root cause of this problem is found in the passage "Va-yar Elokim et kol asher asah v-hinei tov meod" (Bereshis 1:31) or, translated, states "And G-d saw..."

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Steven Greenberg's "Wrestling with God and Men" (2006, December 01) Retrieved April 20, 2024, from https://www.academon.com/analytical-essay/steven-greenberg-wrestling-with-god-and-men-88557/

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"Steven Greenberg's "Wrestling with God and Men"" 01 December 2006. Web. 20 April. 2024. <https://www.academon.com/analytical-essay/steven-greenberg-wrestling-with-god-and-men-88557/>

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