Franz Rosenzweig's The New Thinking

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Here, for the first time, faithfully translated in their entirety, are the principal texts for which Franz Rosenzweig initiated the project that would become The Star of Redemption.

Included in the volume are Rosenzweig's essay, "The New Thinking"; four important reviews, of The Star of Redemption, and his 1917 letter to Rudolf Ehrenberg, the "germcell" of The Star.

Barbara E. Galli's own essay touches on the basis concepts of Rosenzweig's work, while pointing to and going beyond his scholarship. Alan Udoff's provocative closing essay situates Rosenzweig's thought in the context of modern and postmodern philosophical concerns and suggests a new direction in assessing the philosopher's theological accomplishment.

This volume is a perfect guide for students of the great philosopher and for a broader general audience seeking an introduction to Rosenzwieg's ideas.

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Rosensweig (1886-1929), who collaborated with Martin Buber on a new German translation of the Bible, wrote "The New Thinking" as a supplementary guide to (1921). Udoff (philosophy, Baltimore Hebrew U.) and Galli (Judaic Studies, U. of Alabama) present for the first time in translation this essay, a letter and reviews treating the , and situate Rosensweig's new Jewish thought and the renewed interest in it in the modern/postmodern philosophical spectra. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780815627845
  • Publisher: Syracuse University Press
  • Publication date: 4/1/1999
  • Series: Library of Jewish Philosophy
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 232
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

1 "The New Thinking": An Introduction 1
2 "Germ Cell" of The Star of Redemption 45
3 "The New Thinking": A Few Supplementary Remarks to The Star [of Redemption] 67
4 The Exodus from Philosophy 105
5 New Philosophy 112
6 The Star of Redemption 121
7 The Star of Redemption 124
8 Franz Rosenzweig: The Star of Redemption (A Review) 133
9 Retracing the Steps of Franz Rosenzweig 153
Notes 177
Index 215
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