Judaism, Liberalism, and Political Theology

Judaism, Liberalism, and Political Theology

By: Martin Kavka (editor), Randi Rashkover (editor)Paperback

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Judaism, Liberalism, and Political Theology provides the first broad encounter between modern Jewish thought and recent developments in political theology. In opposition to impetuous associations of Judaism and liberalism and charges that Judaism cannot engender a universal political order, the essays in this volume propose a new and richly detailed engagement between Judaism and the political. The vexed status of liberalism in Jewish thought and Judaism in political theology is interrogated with recourse to thinking from across the Continental tradition.

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Randi Rashkover is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at George Mason University. She is author of Freedom and Law: A Jewish-Christian Apologetics, and Revelation and Theopolitics: Barth, Rosenzweig, and the Politics of Praise. Martin Kavka is Associate Professor in the Department of Religion at Florida State University. He is author of Jewish Messianism and the History of Philosophy, which was awarded the Jordan Schnitzer Book Award in Philosophy and Jewish Thought in 2008. He has also co-edited four books, including Judaism, Liberalism, and Political Theology (Indiana University Press, 2014). He is also co-editor of the Journal of Religious Ethics.


Introduction Randi Rashkover and Martin Kavka Part I. Judaism and Liberalism 1. Spinoza and the Possibility Condition of Modern Judaism, Jerome Copulsky 2. Plato Prophesied the Revelation: The Philosophico-Political Theology of Strauss' Philosophy and Law and the Guidance of Hermann Cohen, Dana Hollander 3. What Do the Dead Deserve?: Towards A Critique of Jewish Political Theology, Martin Kavka 4. The Zionism of Hannah Arendt 1941-1948, Eric Jacobson Part II. Messianism, Miracle and Power 5. Power and Israel in Martin Buber's Critique of Carl Schmitt's Political Theology, Gregory Kaplan 6. The Political Theology of Ethical Monotheism, Daniel Weidner 7. The Miraculous Birth of the Given, Daniel Brandes Part III. Ethics, Law and the Universal 8. Bad Jews, Authentic Jews, Figural Jews, Sarah Hammerschlag 9. The Patient Gesture: Law, Liberalism, and Talmud, Zachary Braiterman Part IV. The Mosaic Distinction 10. Reason within the Bounds of Religion, Robert Erlewine 11. The Impossibility of the Prohibition of Images, Oona Eisenstadt 12.From Distortion to Displacement: Freud and the Mosaic Distinction, Brian Britt 13. Monotheism as a Political Problem, Bruce Rosenstock Contributors Index

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  • publication date: 25/10/2013
  • ISBN13: 9780253010322
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 366
  • ID: 9780253010322
  • weight: 472
  • ISBN10: 0253010322

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