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Religion Theology

Judaism, Liberalism, and Political Theology

edited by Randi Rashkover & Martin Kavka

contributions by Robert Erlewine, Eric Jacobson, Gregory Kaplan, Daniel Weidner, Sarah Hammerschlag, Zachary J. Braiterman, Eisenstadt Oona, Jerome E. Copulsky, Dana Hollander, Daniel Brandes, Brian Britt & Bruce Rosenstock

Indiana University Press
Initial publish date
Dec 2013
Theology, Religion, Politics & State
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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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Editorial Reviews

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.


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