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By Mara H. Benjamin

ISBN-10: 052189526X

ISBN-13: 9780521895262

ISBN-10: 1107663253

ISBN-13: 9781107663251

Rosenzweig's Bible examines the excessive stakes, either theological and political, of Franz Rosenzweig's try to revivify the Hebrew Bible and use it because the foundation for a Jewish textual identification. Mara Benjamin's leading edge interpreting of The famous person of Redemption areas Rosenzweig's best-known paintings initially of an highbrow trajectory that culminated in a huge translation of the Bible, hence overturning primary assumptions that experience lengthy guided the appraisal of this titan of contemporary Jewish proposal. She argues that Rosenzweig's reaction to modernity used to be paradoxical: he challenged his readers to come across the biblical textual content as revelation, reinventing scripture – either the Bible itself and the very thought of a scriptural textual content – on the way to invigorate Jewish highbrow and social lifestyles, yet did so in a fantastically glossy key, finally reinforcing the rules of German-Jewish post-Enlightenment liberal inspiration. Rosenzweig's Bible illuminates the advanced interactions that come up while smooth readers interact the sacred texts of old non secular traditions.

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