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Title:
Judaism, liberalism, and political theology
Author:
Kavka, Martin, editor.
ISBN:
9780253010391
Publication Information:
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, [2013] (Baltimore, Md. : Project MUSE, 2015)
Physical Description:
1 online resource (vii, 356 pages :) 5 illustrations ;
Series:
UPCC book collections on Project MUSE.
Contents:
Judaism and Liberalism. Spinoza and the Possibility Condition of Modern Judaism / Plato Prophesied the Revelation: The Philosophico-Political Theology of Strauss' Philosophy and Law and the Guidance of Hermann Cohen / What Do the Dead Deserve?: Towards A Critique of Jewish Political Theology / The Zionism of Hannah Arendt 1941-1948 / Messianism, Miracle and Power. Power and Israel in Martin Buber's Critique of Carl Schmitt's Political Theology / The Political Theology of Ethical Monotheism / The Miraculous Birth of the Given / Ethics, Law and the Universal. Bad Jews, Authentic Jews, Figural Jews / The Patient Gesture: Law, Liberalism, and Talmud / The Mosaic Distinction. Reason within the Bounds of Religion / The Impossibility of the Prohibition of Images / From Distortion to Displacement: Freud and the Mosaic Distinction / Monotheism as a Political Problem
Abstract:
"Judaism, Liberalism, and Political Theology provides the first broad encounter between modern Jewish thought and recent developments in political theology. In opposition to impetuous associations of Judaism and liberalism and charges that Judaism cannot engender a universal political order, the essays in this volume propose a new and richly detailed engagement between Judaism and the political. The vexed status of liberalism in Jewish thought and Judaism in political theology is interrogated with recourse to thinking from across the Continental tradition."--Page [4] of cover.
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These essays propose "a new and richly detailed engagement between Judaism and the political" ( Jewish Book World ).



Judaism, Liberalism, and Political Theology provides the first broad encounter between modern Jewish thought and recent developments in political theology, arguing in opposition to impetuous associations of Judaism and liberalism and charges that Judaism cannot engender a universal political order. The vexed status of liberalism in Jewish thought and Judaism in political theology is interrogated with recourse to thinking from across the Continental tradition.



"This collection of essays, which examines political theology from the distinct perspective of Jewish philosophy, could not be timelier or more useful for scholars and students navigating what is often viewed as very dense and difficult material."--Claire Elise Katz, Texas A&M University