Leo Strauss and Judaism: Jerusalem and Athens Critically Revisited

Leo Strauss and Judaism: Jerusalem and Athens Critically Revisited

By: David Novak (author)Paperback

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This collection of original essays by prominent scholars of political philosophy analyzes Leo Strauss's thoughts concerning the relationship between revelation and reason within the context of Jewish religion and thought. Unlike other edited collections about Strauss, the contributors to Leo Strauss and Judaism: Jerusalem and Athens Critically Revisited examine their subject using a wide range of ideological and methodological approaches, arriving at a variety of conclusions, many of which are controversial. This book will be of interest to students and scholars of Leo Strauss, Jewish philosophy, and political theory.

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David Novak is the Edgar M. Bronfman Professor of Modern Judaic Studies at the University of Virginia. He is the author of numerous books on Jewish religious and political thought.


Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Athens and Jerusalem: The Legacy of Leo Strauss Chapter 3 Strauss, Reason, and Revelation: Unraveling the Essential Question Chapter 4 A Word Fitly Spoken: The Interpretation of Maimonides and the Legacy of Leo Strauss Chapter 5 Maimonides' Conception of Philosophy Chapter 6 Leo Strauss and Jewish Modernity Chapter 7 Leo Strauss and the Fourth Wave of Modernity Chapter 8 Athens and Jerusalem or Jerusalem and Athens? Chapter 9 Philosophy and the Possibility of Revelation: A Theological Response to the Challenge of Leo Strauss Chapter 10 Afterword

Product Details

  • publication date: 28/01/1996
  • ISBN13: 9780847681471
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 208
  • ID: 9780847681471
  • weight: 299
  • ISBN10: 0847681475

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