Leo Strauss and Judaism: Jerusalem and Athens Critically Revisited

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David Novak
Rowman & Littlefield, 1996 - Philosophy - 200 pages
This collection of original essays by prominent scholars of political philosophy analyzes Leo Strauss's thoughts concerning the relationship between revelation and reason within the context of Jewish religion and thought. Unlike other edited collections about Strauss, the contributors to Leo Strauss and Judaism: Jerusalem and Athens Critically Revisited examine their subject using a wide range of ideological and methodological approaches, arriving at a variety of conclusions, many of which are controversial. This book will be of interest to students and scholars of Leo Strauss, Jewish philosophy, and political theory.
 

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Contents

Athens and Jerusalem The Legacy of Leo Strauss
1
Strauss Reason and Revelation Unraveling the Essential Question
25
A Word Fitly Spoken The Interpretation of Maimonides and the Legacy of Leo Strauss
55
Maimonides Conception of Philosophy
87
Leo Strauss and Jewish Modernity
111
Leo Strauss and the Fourth Wave of Modernity
131
Athens and Jerusalem or Jerusalem and Athens?
155
Philosophy and the Possibility of Revelation A Theological Response to the Challenge of Leo Strauss
173
Afterword
193
Index
195
About the Contributors
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\David Novak is the Edgar M. Bronfman Professor of Modern Judaic Studies at the University of Virginia. He is the author of numerous books on Jewish religious and political thought.

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