The Star of Redemption

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University of Wisconsin Pres, Mar 15, 2005 - Philosophy - 459 pages
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The Star of Redemption is essential reading for anyone interested in understanding religion and philosophy in the twentieth century. Fusing philosophy and theology, the book assigns both Judaism and Christianity distinct but equally important roles in the spiritual structure of the world. Franz Rosenzweig finds in both biblical religions approaches to a comprehension of reality.
The major themes and motifs of The Star—the birth, life, death, and the immortality of the soul; Eastern philosophies and Jewish mysticism; the relationship between God, world and humanity over time; and revelation as the real biblical miracle of faith and path to redemption—resonate meaningfully.


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Rosenzweig's 1920 volume gets a modern translation. His philosophical scope takes in both Judaism and Christianity, granting each its own important place. Read full review

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Franz Rosenzweig (1886-1929) helped establish Das freie jüdische Lehrhaus (Free House of Jewish Learning) in Frankfurt-am-Main. Rosenzweig is one of the greatest contributors to Jewish philosophy in the twentieth century His German translation, with Martin Buber, of the Bible is considered the finest since Martin Luther's. A reprint of his classic On Jewish Learning is also available from the University of Wisconsin Press.

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