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The angel of Jewish history : the image of the Jewish past in the twentieth century / Ronny Miron ; cover design by Ivan Grave ; photo credit, Martin P. Bühler.

Author/Creator:
Miron, Ronny, author.
Publication:
Brighton, Massachusetts : Academic Studies Press, 2014.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (470 p.)
Series:
Emunot.
Emunot: Jewish Philosophy and Kabbalah
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Subjects:
History -- Philosophy.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
The Angel of Jewish History casts a philosophical gaze upon the relationship between the traditional Jewish past and the present through the metaphysical worldviews of five formative Jewish studies scholars: Yosef Hayim Yerushalmi, Amos Funkenstein, Gershom Scholem, Baruch Kurzweil, and Nathan Rotenstreich. Their hermeneutic worldviews and writings deal with the nature and formation of modern Judaism, the Wissenschaft des Judentums, historicism, the image of the Jewish past and tradition, secularization, and God's status in present-day Jewish reality. In this volume, these issues are explored against the background of the tense discourse between the perception of modern Jewish reality as a break from the past and tradition and the argument for continuity despite the changes and developments of modernity.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Table of Contents
Acknowledgments / Miron, Ronny
Part One. Yosef Hayim Yerushalmi and Amos Funkenstein: Transcendence, Immanence, and Jewish History in an Era of Secularization
Part Two. Gershom Scholem: History, Continuity, and Secret
Part Three. Baruch Kurzweil: Break, Poetics, and Continuity
Part Four. Nathan Rotenstreich: Philosophy, History, and Reality
Epilogue: The Old Angel
Works Cited
Index
Notes:
Includes index.
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (ebrary, viewed April 19, 2014).
Contributor:
Grave, Ivan, cover designer.
Bühler, Martin P., photographer.
ISBN:
1-61811-359-3
OCLC:
878148490
Publisher Number:
10.1515/9781618113597 doi