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ISBN-13: 9780739174463
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication date: 12/01/2013
Series: Graven Images Series
Pages: 346
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Ken Koltun-Fromm is professor of religion at Haverford College where he teaches courses in modern Jewish thought and material religion.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
Introduction by Ken Koltun-Fromm
Part I: About Culture
Chapter One: Jewish Peoplehood and the Nationalist Paradigm in American Jewish Culture
Noam Pianko
Chapter Two: Otherness and Liberal Democratic Solidarity: Buber, Kaplan, Levinas And Rorty’s Social Hope
Akiba Lerner
Chapter Three: Philip Rieff’s “Jew of Culture” and the Ends of Higher Education in America
Gregory Kaplan
Chapter Four: Reading a Book like an Object: The Case of The Jewish Catalog
Ari Y Kelman
Part II: Art, Literature, Culture
Chapter Five: Beyond the Chasm: Religion and Literature after the Holocaust
Claire E. Sufrin
Chapter Six: Celan’s Holocaust: The Scene of Instruction for America
Leonard Kaplan
Chapter Seven: Aura and the “Spiritual in Art” in the Age of Digital Reproduction
Zachary Braiterman
Part III: Theology and Culture
Chapter Eight: A Personal Partnership with God: Abraham Joshua Heschel’s Pragmatic Theodicy
Einat Ramon
Chapter Nine: “An Ethic of Suffering”: J.B. Soloveitchik as Pragmatist
Jessica Rosenberg
Chapter Ten: Intersubjectivity Meets Maternity: Buber, Levinas, and the Eclipsed Relation
Mara H. Benjamin
Chapter Eleven: Authenticity, Vision, Culture: Michael Wyschogrod’s The Body of Faith
Ken Koltun-Fromm
Postscript: Thinking Jewish Culture in America
Arnold Eisen
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