Faith, Reason, Politics: Essays on the History of Jewish Thought by Michah GottliebFaith, Reason, Politics: Essays on the History of Jewish Thought by Michah Gottlieb

Faith, Reason, Politics: Essays on the History of Jewish Thought

byMichah Gottlieb

Hardcover | February 1, 2013

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The past decade has witnessed renewed interest in the faith-reason debate. But all too often the debate is treated in generic terms, without paying attention either to differences between religious traditions or to the historical development of these traditions. Judaism, with its emphasis on religious law, yields insights into the political ramifications of the problem that differ greatly from Christian approaches. In Faith, Reason, Politics, Michah Gottlieb explores Jewish approaches to the faith-reason debate through detailed analyses of Jewish thinkers from the twelfth to the twentieth centuries, including Judah Halevi, Maimonides, Spinoza, Moses Mendelssohn, Samson Raphael Hirsch, and Leo Strauss. This book will appeal to scholars and students interested in the problem of faith versus reason and in the relationship between religion and politics.
Michah Gottlieb (PhD Indiana University) is assistant professor in the Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies at NYU. Previously he taught at Brown University. He had held fellowships at Princeton University, at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and the Humanities Initiative at NYU. He is author of Faith and Freedom: Moses ...
Title:Faith, Reason, Politics: Essays on the History of Jewish ThoughtFormat:HardcoverDimensions:260 pagesPublished:February 1, 2013Publisher:Academic Studies PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1936235870

ISBN - 13:9781936235872


Editorial Reviews

"With Faith and Freedom: Moses Mendelssohn's Theological Political Thought, Michah Gottieb has established himself as a top scholar of modern Jewish philosophy. The current collection of essays is another superb contribution to the field."