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.
About the authors
Dana Hollander is an associate professor in the Department of Religious Studies at McMaster University.
The editors have done their work well and supplied a very faithful summary of the contributor's labours, while the contribuotrs themselves have shown exemplary diligence and intellectual clarity for which this reader is extremely grateful.
The Muslim World Book Review
The collection's sharp and nuanced insights into the role of Judaism (real or imagined) in the discourse of political theology, and its corrective to the ways that in which Judaism has been misrepresented and abused by this important stream of modern thought, are urgent, enlightening, and highly recommended reading.
[Proposes] a new and richly detailed engagement between Judaism and the political.Fall 2014
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