The Hyphen: Between Judaism and Christianity

The Hyphen: Between Judaism and Christianity

by Jean-Francois Lyotard
     
 

This brilliant and engaging critical encounter between Jean-Franìois Lyotard and Eberhard Gruber has as its focus a single punctuation mark-the hyphen connecting "Jew" and "Christian" in the expression "Judeo-Christian." While focusing on the nature, meaning, and function of this hyphen, the authors are able to analyze many of the essential differences between

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This brilliant and engaging critical encounter between Jean-Franìois Lyotard and Eberhard Gruber has as its focus a single punctuation mark-the hyphen connecting "Jew" and "Christian" in the expression "Judeo-Christian." While focusing on the nature, meaning, and function of this hyphen, the authors are able to analyze many of the essential differences between Judaism and Christianity, as well as the most significant historical and political consequences of these differences from the Roman Empire to the Shoah. Beginning with a reading of the Letters of Paul, they contrast the Jewish and Christian positions on a variety of issues ranging from emancipation, history, sacrifice, incarnation, faith, law, and sexual difference to the value that is accorded reading, writing, and interpretation within these two traditions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781573926355
Publisher:
Prometheus Books
Publication date:
06/28/2003
Series:
Philosophy and Literary Theory Series
Pages:
120
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

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