Here, for the first time, faithfully translated in their entirety, are the principal texts for which Franz Rosenzweig initiated the project that would become The Star of Redemption.
Included in the volume are Rosenzweig’s essay, “The New Thinking;” four important reviews of The Star of Redemption, and his 1917 letter to Rudolf Ehrenberg, the “germcell” of The Star.
Barbara E. Galli ‘s own essay touches on the basic concepts of Rosenzweig’s work, while pointing to and going beyond his scholarship. Alan Udoff’s provocative closing essay situates Rosenzweig’s thought in the context of modem and postmodern philosophical concerns and suggests a new direction in assessing the philosopher’s theological accomplishment.
This volume is a perfect guide for students of the great philosopher and for a broader general audience
seeking an introduction to Rosenzwieg’s ideas.
About the Author
Franz Rosenzweig (1886-1929), one of the most significant philosophers and religious thinkers of the twentieth century, collaborated with Martin Buber on a new German translation of the Bible.
Alan Udoff is the Louis K. Kaplan Professor of Philosophy at Baltimore Hebrew University.
Barbara E. Galli is presently the Aaron Aaronov Chair of Judaic Studies at the University of Alabama.
Series: Library of Jewish Philosophy
5.5 x 8, 242 pages