WorldCat Identities

Portnoff, Sharon

Works: 5 works in 15 publications in 1 language and 1,080 library holdings
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: BL51, 210
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Sharon Portnoff
Reason and revelation before historicism Strauss and Fackenheim by Sharon Portnoff( )
4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Can contemporary religion, and particularly Judaism, exist without being informed by history? This question was debated in 1940s New York by two German refugees who later rose to prominence--Leo Strauss, one of the twentieth century's most significant political philosophers, and Emil L. Fackenheim, an important post-Holocaust Jewish theologian. There has been little consensus, however, on the definitive meaning of their work. Reason and Revelation before Historicism, the first full-length comparison of Strauss and Fackenheim, places the informal teacher and student in conversation alongside sections of their analyses of notable thinkers. Sharon Portnoff suggests that both saw historicism as the nexus of the intersection and tension between philosophy and religion and raised the possibility of the persistence of the permanent in the modern world. Portnoff illuminates our understanding of Strauss's relationship with Judaism, Fackenheim's oft-overshadowed great philosophical depth, and the function and character of Jewish thought in a secular, post-Holocaust world."--Jacket
Emil L. Fackenheim philosopher, theologian, Jew by Sharon Portnoff( )
7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A tribute to Fackenheim's memory. It covers a spectrum of Fackenheim's work including biographical, philosophical, and theological aspects of his thought
The companionship of books : essays in honor of Laurence Berns ( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Leo Strauss & Emil Fackenheim in conflict : reason, revelation, historicism by Sharon Portnoff( Book )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Emil L philosopher, theologian, Jew ( )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.60 (from 0.47 for Leo Straus ... to 0.89 for The compan ...)
Alternative Names
Portnoff, Sharon Jo
English (15)