A New Physiognomy of Jewish Thinking: Critical Theory After Adorno as Applied to Jewish Thought

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Bloomsbury Academic, May 26, 2011 - Religion - 208 pages
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A New Jewish Thinking is a search for authenticity that combines critical thinking with a yearning for heartfelt poetics, because returning to religion with the hope of achieving some kind of redemption still needs to remain possible. This book explores how Adorno's ruminations on the essence of music can lead to an understanding of how the metaphysics of music temporality can redeem thinking and thus religion. The author demonstrates that the return to authenticity can inform an integrated praxis of Critical Judaism. Increasingly, there is a growing sentiment that Judaism is in the midst of a theological crisis. By turning to Adorno, Aubrey L. Glazer seeks to reinvigorate and revitalize Jewish thought for the 21st century. By scrutinizing one of the most important critical junctures in modern intellectual history, with Adorno and the Frankfurt School, Glazer formulates new spiritual and intellectual guidelines for the a new Jewish thinking.

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Aubrey L. Glazer received his PhD in Hebrew Hermeneutics from the University of Toronto, Canada. He is Senior Rabbi of the Jewish Community Center of Harrison, NY, USA.

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