The Star of Redemption / Edition 1

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“Franz Rosenzweig’s The Start of Redemption is one of the few lasting books of our century, a work whose originality transcends the disciplinary limits of philosophy and religion and which must be read by anyone whose concern with the meaning of daily life is urgent and abiding.” —Maurice Natanson, Yale University

The Star of Redemption is widely recognized as a key document of modern existential thought and a significant contribution to Jewish theology in the twentieth century. An affirmation of what Rosenzweig called “the new thinking,” the work ensconces common sense in the place of abstract, conceptual philosophizing and posits the validity of the concrete, individual human being over that of “humanity” in general. Fusing philosophy and theology, it assigns both Judaism and Christianity distinct but equally important roles in the spiritual structure of the world and finds in both biblical religions approaches toward a comprehension of reality.

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“Rosenzweig was a pioneer in the recovery of Jewish theological thought in the twentieth century, a great partner of Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy, and perhaps the most innovative Jewish thinker in decades. His Star of Redemption is regularly treated as a classic, and deservedly so.”
Christian Century

“While not claiming final truth, the chapters of Star of Redemption provide a balanced approach, asking questions of origins, religious and historic traditions, and the influence of Jewish and non-Jewish traditions on one another. As such, the volume has contributed enormously to the direction of contemporary ecumenical dialogues.” —Religious Studies Review

Library Journal
Rosenzweig's 1920 volume gets a modern translation. His philosophical scope takes in both Judaism and Christianity, granting each its own important place. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780268017187
  • Publisher: University of Notre Dame Press
  • Publication date: 7/28/1985
  • Series: ND boston u Studies
  • Edition description: 1
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 464
  • Sales rank: 1,488,734
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

FRANZ ROSENZWEIG (1886–1929) studied at the universities of Berlin, Freiburg, and Leipzig. In addition to The Star of Redemption, he published a two-volume study of Hegel’s political philosophy. His collaboration with Martin Buber on a translation of the Hebrew Bible is considered the finest in German since Martin Luther’s.
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Table of Contents

Introduction to Barbara Galli's translation of Rosenzweig's Star
The star of redemption
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