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.
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.