ISBN-10:
0521672325
ISBN-13:
9780521672320
Pub. Date:
09/01/2010
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Judaism and Enlightenment

Judaism and Enlightenment

by Adam Sutcliffe, Quentin Skinner
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ISBN-13: 9780521672320
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 09/01/2010
Series: Ideas in Context Series , #66
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 338
Sales rank: 979,024
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.83(d)

About the Author

Adam Sutcliffe is Chaim Lopata Assistant Professor of European Jewish History at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Table of Contents

Introduction: disentangling Judaism and Enlightenment; Part I. The Crumbling of Old Certainties: Judaism, the Bible and the Meaning of History: 1. The crisis and decline of Christian Hebraism; 2. Hebraic politics: Respublica Mosaiaca; 3. Meaning and method: Jewish history, world history; 4. The limits of erudition: Jacques Basnage and Pierre Bayle; Part II. Judaism and the Formation of Enlightenment Radicalism: 5. Religious dissent and debate in Sephardi Amsterdam; 6. Judaism in Spinoza and his circle; 7. Spinoza: Messiah of the Enlightenment?; 8. Enlightenment and Kabbalah; 9. Judaism, reason and the critique of religion; Part III. Judaism, Nationhood and the Politics of Enlightenment: 10. Utopianism, Republicanism, Cosmopolitanism; 11. Judaism and the invention of toleration; 12. The ambiguities of Enlightenment: Voltaire and the Jews; Conclusion: reason versus myth?

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