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Routledge Jewish Studies Series


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Studies, which are interpreted to cover the disciplines of history, sociology, anthropology, culture, politics, philosophy, theology, religion, as they relate to Jewish affairs. The remit includes texts which have as their primary focus issues, ideas, personalities and events of relevance to Jews, Jewish life and the concepts which have characterised Jewish culture both in the past and today. The series is interested in receiving appropriate scripts or proposals.

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Modern Gnosis and Zionism The Crisis of Culture, Life Philosophy and Jewish National Thought

Modern Gnosis and Zionism: The Crisis of Culture, Life Philosophy and Jewish National Thought

1st Edition

By Yotam Hotam
July 27, 2017

In the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, the German intellectual world was challenged by a growing distrust in the rational ideals of the enlightenment, and consequently by a belief in the existence of a radical ‘cultural crisis’. One response to this crisis was the emergence of ‘Life ...

Jewish Cryptotheologies of Late Modernity Philosophical Marranos

Jewish Cryptotheologies of Late Modernity: Philosophical Marranos

1st Edition

By Agata Bielik-Robson
June 16, 2017

This book aims to interpret ‘Jewish Philosophy’ in terms of the Marrano phenomenon: as a conscious clinamen of philosophical forms used in order to convey a ‘secret message’ which cannot find an open articulation. The Marrano phenomenon is employed here, in the domain of modern philosophical ...

Judaism in Contemporary Thought Traces and Influence

Judaism in Contemporary Thought: Traces and Influence

1st Edition

Edited By Agata Bielik-Robson, Adam Lipszyc
June 16, 2017

The central aim of this collection is to trace the presence of Jewish tradition in contemporary philosophy. This presence is, on the one hand, undeniable, manifesting itself in manifold allusions and influences – on the other hand, difficult to define, rarely referring to openly revealed ...

Rabbinic Theology and Jewish Intellectual History The Great Rabbi Loew of Prague

Rabbinic Theology and Jewish Intellectual History: The Great Rabbi Loew of Prague

1st Edition

Edited By Meir Seidler
June 16, 2017

Rabbi Loew (the Maharal) of Prague remains one of the most influential and prolific Jewish thinkers of his time. Widely considered one of the fathers of Hassidic thought and a harbinger of Modern Jewish philosophy, his life and work have retained their influence and remain prevalent today. Adopting...

Jesus among the Jews Representation and Thought

Jesus among the Jews: Representation and Thought

1st Edition

Edited By Neta Stahl
May 31, 2017

For almost two thousand years, various images of Jesus accompanied Jewish thought and imagination: a flesh-and-blood Jew, a demon, a spoiled student, an idol, a brother, a (failed) Messiah, a nationalist rebel, a Greek god in Jewish garb, and more. This volume charts for the first time the ...

Abū’l-Barakāt al-Baghdādī’s Metaphysical Philosophy The Kitāb al-Mu‘tabar

Abū’l-Barakāt al-Baghdādī’s Metaphysical Philosophy: The Kitāb al-Mu‘tabar

1st Edition

By Moshe M Pavlov
April 20, 2017

Abū’l-Barakāt is a renowned philosopher of the Arabic-Jewish milieu who composed in his magnum opus the Kitāb al-Mu‘tabar, a comprehensive metaphysics which challenged the accepted notions of the traditional metaphysical philosophy. ‘Abū’l-Barakāt al-Baghdādī’s Metaphysical Philosophy’ examines ...

Contemporary Sephardic and Mizrahi Literature A Diaspora

Contemporary Sephardic and Mizrahi Literature: A Diaspora

1st Edition

Edited By Dario Miccoli
April 17, 2017

In the last few years, the fields of Sephardic and Mizrahi Studies have grown significantly, thanks to new publications which take into consideration unexplored aspects of the history, literature and identity of modern Middle Eastern and North African Jews. However, few of these studies abandoned ...

Israeli Holocaust Research Birth and Evolution

Israeli Holocaust Research: Birth and Evolution

1st Edition

By Boaz Cohen
April 13, 2017

An exploration of the development of Holocaust research in Israel, this book ranges from the consolidation of Holocaust research as an academic subject in the late 1940s to the establishment of Yad Vashem and beyond. Research on the story of historiography is often a work on books, on the "final ...

Moses Maimonides

Moses Maimonides

1st Edition

By Oliver Leaman
October 10, 1997

Moses Maimonides (1135--1204) is recognized both as a leading Jewish thinker and as one of the most radical philosophers of the Islamic world. The study reveals the significance of Maimonides to contemporary philosophical and theological problems....

Abū’l-Barakāt al-Baghdādī’s Scientific Philosophy The Kitāb al-Mu‘tabar

Abū’l-Barakāt al-Baghdādī’s Scientific Philosophy: The Kitāb al-Mu‘tabar

1st Edition

By Moshe M. Pavlov
September 14, 2016

Abū’l-Barakāt is often considered one of the most comprehensive philosophers of the Arabic-Jewish milieu in the medieval age. His extensive and unique philosophical theories, especially his theories in the particular sciences, were seen as a major challenge for the traditional conceptions of the ...

Emmanuel Levinas and the Limits to Ethics A Critique and a Re-Appropriation

Emmanuel Levinas and the Limits to Ethics: A Critique and a Re-Appropriation

1st Edition

By Aryeh Botwinick
August 03, 2016

Emanuel Levinas and the Limits to Ethics highlights how radically different Jewish ethics is from Christian ethics, and the profound affinities that subsist between Jewish ethics and philosophical and political liberalism. The philosophy of Emmanuel Levinas has captured the imagination of a global ...

Ethics and Suffering since the Holocaust Making Ethics

Ethics and Suffering since the Holocaust: Making Ethics "First Philosophy" in Levinas, Wiesel and Rubenstein

1st Edition

By Ingrid L Anderson
May 11, 2016

For many, the Holocaust made thinking about ethics in traditional ways impossible. It called into question the predominance of speculative ontology in Western thought, and left many arguing that Western political, cultural and philosophical inattention to universal ethics were both a cause and an ...

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