Religion and Rationality: Essays on Reason, God and Modernity

Religion and Rationality: Essays on Reason, God and Modernity

by J?rgen Habermas, Eduardo Mendieta
     
 

ISBN-10: 0262582163

ISBN-13: 9780262582162

Pub. Date: 09/09/2002

Publisher: MIT Press

This important new volume brings together Jürgen Habermas's key writings on religion and religious belief. In these essays, Habermas explores the relations between Christian and Jewish thought, on one hand, and the Western philosophical tradition on the other. He often approaches these issues through critical encounters with the work of others, including

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This important new volume brings together Jürgen Habermas's key writings on religion and religious belief. In these essays, Habermas explores the relations between Christian and Jewish thought, on one hand, and the Western philosophical tradition on the other. He often approaches these issues through critical encounters with the work of others, including Walter Benjamin, Martin Heidegger, Johann Baptist
Metz, and Gershom Scholem.In an introduction written especially for this volume,
Eduardo Mendieta places Habermas's engagement with religion in the context of his work as a whole. Mendieta also discusses Habermas's writings in relation to Jewish
Messianism and the Frankfurt School, showing how these essays reflect an important yet often neglected dimension of critical theory. The volume concludes with an original extended interview that examines Habermas's current views on religion and modern society.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262582162
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
09/09/2002
Series:
Studies in Contemporary German Social Thought Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
184
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction1
1The German Idealism of the Jewish Philosophers37
2On the Difficulty of Saying No60
3Transcendence from Within, Transcendence in this World67
4To Seek to Salvage an Unconditional Meaning Without God is a Futile Undertaking: Reflections on a Remarks of Max Horkheimer95
5Communicative Freedom and Negative Theology: Questions for Michael Theunissen110
6Israel or Athens: Where does Anamnestic Reason Belong? Johannes Baptist Metz on Unity amidst Multicultural Plurality129
7Tracing the Other of History in History: Gershom Scholem's Sabbati Sevi139
8A Conversation About God and the World: Interview with Eduardo Mendieta147
Index168

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