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Dilemmas in Modern Jewish Thought : The Dialectics of Revelation and History - Michael L. Morgan

Dilemmas in Modern Jewish Thought

The Dialectics of Revelation and History

Hardcover Published: 22nd November 1992
ISBN: 9780253338785
Number Of Pages: 212

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"MIchael Morgan has served up an intellectual treat. These subtle and carefully reasoned essays explore the dilemmas of the post-modern Jew who would take history seriously without losing the commanding presence Israel heard at Sinai.... It is a pleasure to be nourished by a fresh mind exploring the tension between reason and revelation, history and faith."A -- Rabbi Samuel Karff

"This is without doubt one of the most significant works in modern Jewish thought and a must for a thoughtful student of contemporary Jewish philosophy." -- Rabbie Sheldon Zimmerman

"This may well mark the next stage in the long history of Jewish self-understanding." -- Ethics

..". rigorous history of modern Jewish thought... " -- Choice

Is Judaism a timeless, universal set of beliefs or, rather, is it historical and contingent in its relation to different times and places? Morgan clarifies the tensions and dilemmas that characterize modern thinking about the nature of Judaism and clears the way for Jews to appreciate their historical situation, yet locate enduring values and principles in a post-Holocaust world.

"Michael Morgan has served up an intellectual treat. These subtle and carefully reasoned essays explore the dilemmas of the post-modern Jew who would take history seriously without losing the commanding presence Israel heard at Sinai... It is a pleasure to be nourished by a fresh mind exploring the tension between reason and revelation, history and faith."- Rabbi Samuel Karff "This is without doubt one of the most significant works in modern Jewish thought and a must for a thoughtful student of contemporary Jewish philosophy." - Rabbie Sheldon Zimmerman "This may well mark the next stage in the long history of Jewish self-understanding." - Ethics " ... rigorous history of modern Jewish thought ... " - Choice

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Overcoming the Remoteness of the Past: Memory and Historiography in Modern Jewish Thoughtp. 1
History and Modern Jewish Thought: Spinoza and Mendelssohn on the Ritual Lawp. 14
Liberalism in Mendelssohn's Jerusalemp. 27
The Curse of Historicity: The Role of History in Leo Strauss's Jewish Thoughtp. 40
Leo Strauss and the Possibility of Jewish Philosophyp. 55
Judaism and Peter Berger's Heretical Imperativep. 68
Jewish Ethics after the Holocaustp. 79
Historicism, Evil, and Post-Holocaust Moral Thoughtp. 96
Philosophy, History, and the Jewish Thinker: Jewish Thought and Philosophy in Emil Fackenheim's To Mend the Worldp. 111
Franz Rosenzweig, Objectivity, and the New Thinkingp. 125
Jewish Philosophy and Historical Self-Consciousnessp. 133
Contemporary Jewish Thought in Americap. 146
Notesp. 157
Indexp. 179
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ISBN: 9780253338785
ISBN-10: 0253338786
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 212
Published: 22nd November 1992
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 15.2  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.03