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Judaism, Liberalism, and Political Theology

edited by Randi Rashkover & Martin Kavka
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, c2014.
9780253010278 (cloth), 0253010276 (cloth), 9780253010322 (paper), 0253010322 (paper), 9780253010391 (ebook)
"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.
  • Introduction / Randi Rashkover and Martin Kavka
  • Part I. Judaism and Liberalism. 1. Spinoza and the Possibility Condition of Modern Judaism / Jerome Copulsky ; 2. Plato Prophesied the Revelation: The Philosophico-Political Theology of Strauss' Philosophy and Law and the Guidance of Hermann Cohen / Dana Hollander ; 3. What Do the Dead Deserve?: Towards A Critique of Jewish Political Theology / Martin Kavka ; 4. The Zionism of Hannah Arendt 1941-1948 / Eric Jacobson
  • Part II. Messianism, Miracle and Power. 5. Power and Israel in Martin Buber's Critique of Carl Schmitt's Political Theology / Gregory Kaplan ; 6. The Political Theology of Ethical Monotheism / Daniel Weidner ; 7. The Miraculous Birth of the Given / Daniel Brandes
  • Part III. Ethics, Law and the Universal. 8. Bad Jews, Authentic Jews, Figural Jews / Sarah Hammerschlag ; 9. The Patient Gesture: Law, Liberalism, and Talmud / Zachary Braiterman
  • Part IV. The Mosaic Distinction. 10. Reason within the Bounds of Religion / Robert Erlewine ; 11. The Impossibility of the Prohibition of Images / Oona Eisenstadt ; 12. From Distortion to Displacement: Freud and the Mosaic Distinction / Brian Britt ; 13. Monotheism as a Political Problem / Bruce Rosenstock
  • Contributors
  • Index.
vii, 356 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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