Rosenzweig on Profane/secular History
This monograph deals with Rosenzweig's presentation of how profane/secular history comes to be constituted and thereby precipitates the fundamental problem of an all-encompassing relativism. In as much as the whole Rosenzweigian philosophical/theological edifice can be seen as an attempt to overcome this problem by finding anchorage in a reference point that is absolute in its permanence, the topic which this work addresses can be seen as the foundation on which Rosenzweig's entire system stands. This careful treatment of Rosenzweig's presentation of the self-constituting nature of history makes a vital contribution to an appreciation of Rosenzweig's thought as a whole.
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Academic Commentary act of evaluation act of selectivity act of unification agency arrogated to Judaism arrogated to Paganism Baba Batra Bavli Tractate brute-temporal-past characterizations clearly Complete Outline consciousness context criterion of transcendence defined Division of Appointed domain of religion elapsed encompasses enterprise of history entity essay established ethnic-national collectivity evaluation and comparison flux of history flux of profane/secular full-fledged eternity full-fledged-historical-past fundamental problematic Halakha historical past historical-past history that constitutes human impinge inescapably interests and values introductory segment Land of Israel linear Midrash Mishnah necessarily implicates Neusner Neusner Neusner Niddah objective passage occurrences Pesahim philosophy of history pointing-to precipitated precursory solution present problematic of relativism process of history profane/secular history proto-historical-past Rabbinic Judaism Rosenzweig's formulation sense Shabbat signification speculative philosophy Talmud of Babylonia Talmuds Compared temporality terms of Rosenzweig's totality Tractate Berakhot transformation vantage-point Volume Weltanschauung arrogated Weltanschauung of Christianity Weltanschauung of Judaism Weltanschauung of Paganism Yebamot Zebahim Zeitgeist