Franz Rosenzweig: His Life and Thought

Franz Rosenzweig: His Life and Thought

by Nahum N. Glatzer
     
 
Franz Rosenzweig was a prominent figure in the development of Jewish existentialism and a major influence on the work Emil Fackenheim amongst others. This work offers an array of significant texts and presents Rosenzweig's life in an informative way.

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Franz Rosenzweig was a prominent figure in the development of Jewish existentialism and a major influence on the work Emil Fackenheim amongst others. This work offers an array of significant texts and presents Rosenzweig's life in an informative way.

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Was Rosenzweig (1886-1929) an observant Jew or the assimilated German author of Hegel und der Staat (Hegel and the State)? In his introduction, Glatzer responds to that query and other paradoxes of the Frankfort resident's life and works. This edition (previous, 1961) bears a new foreword by Paul Mendes-Flohr, and includes a chronology; list of Rosenzweig's writings; annotated list of persons referred to in the text; and bibliography in English, Hebrew and Yiddish, German and other European languages updated to 1997. Paper edition ($16.95), unseen. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
From the Publisher

Rosenzweig's life combined a fabulous spiritual search, a profound engagement with philosophy as well as with Judaism, and enormous accomplishment in the face of overwhelming physical handicaps. His thought is both illuminated by and realized in his amazing life. Nahum Glatzer has brought both the life and the thought together in this marvelous collection. There is no better introduction to this seminal Jewish thinker. --Hilary Putnam, Harvard University

Glatzer's anthology not only makes available an important array of texts; it also presents Rosenzweig's life in a way that is as moving as it is informative. --Michael Morgan, Indiana University

This is an excellent and important volume. I'm very glad you have brought it back into print--especially in an edition that is so faithful to the original. --Robert Gluck, University at Albany

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780805200218
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/13/1962
Pages:
404
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.66(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

The late Nahum N. Glatzer was Lown Professor of Judaic Studies, Brandeis University and University Professor, Boston University.

Paul Mendes-Flohr is Professor of Jewish Thought, Hebrew University.

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