skip to content
God interrupted : heresy and the European imagination between the world wars Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

God interrupted : heresy and the European imagination between the world wars

Author: Benjamin Lazier
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
Could the best thing about religion be the heresies it spawns? Leading intellectuals in interwar Europe thought so. They believed that they lived in a world made derelict by God's absence and the interruption of his call. In response, they helped resurrect gnosticism and pantheism, the two most potent challenges to the monotheistic tradition. In God Interrupted, Benjamin Lazier tracks the ensuing debates about the  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy online

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Lazier, Benjamin, 1971-
God interrupted.
Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2008
(DLC) 2008005405
(OCoLC)212375652
Named Person: Hans Jonas; Gershom Scholem; Leo Strauss; Hans Jonas; Gershom Scholem; Leo Strauss; Hans Jonas, Philosoph.; Gershom Scholem; Leo Strauss
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Benjamin Lazier
ISBN: 9781400837656 1400837650
OCLC Number: 705945740
Awards: Winner of American Academy of Religion: Best First Book in the History of Religions 2009.
Winner of John Templeton Award for Theological Promise 2008.
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 254 pages)
Contents: The Gnostic return --
God interrupted: Romans in Weimar --
Overcoming Gnosticism --
After Auschwitz, earth --
Pantheism revisited --
The Pantheism controversy --
From God to nature --
Natural right and Judaism --
Redemption through sin --
Jewish Gnosticism --
Raising Pantheism --
From nihilism to nothingness --
Scholem's golem.
Responsibility: Benjamin Lazier.

Abstract:

Could the best thing about religion be the heresies it spawns? Intellectuals in interwar Europe thought so. This book tracks the debates about the divine across confessions and disciplines and traces  Read more...

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

Elegant... Heresies, Lazier argues, represented an object of interest and inspiration. Yet his finely wrought analyses demonstrate that while all his subjects were indeed fascinated by the issues Read more...

 
User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/705945740> # God interrupted : heresy and the European imagination between the world wars
    a schema:CreativeWork, schema:MediaObject, schema:Book ;
   library:oclcnum "705945740" ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/nju> ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/257243911#Place/princeton_n_j> ; # Princeton, N.J.
   schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/296.3110904/e22/> ;
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1245064> ; # Europe.
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/257243911#Person/jonas_hans_philosoph> ; # Philosoph. Hans Jonas
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/955449> ; # Heresy
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/257243911#Topic/jonas_hans_1903_1993> ; # Jonas, Hans, 1903-1993
   schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2010014774> ; # Jewish philosophy--20th century
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/257243911#Topic/pantheisme> ; # Pantheïsme
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/975769> ; # Intellectual life
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/944160> ; # God (Judaism)--History of doctrines
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/257243911#Place/europe> ; # Europe
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/257243911#Topic/religion> ; # Religion
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1730516> ; # Jewish philosophy
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/257243911#Topic/gnosticisme> ; # Gnosticisme
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/257243911#Topic/gnosticism_history_20th_century> ; # Gnosticism--History--20th century
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/257243911#Person/strauss_leo> ; # Leo Strauss
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/257243911#Topic/europe_intellectual_life_20th_century> ; # Europe--Intellectual life--20th century
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1052224> ; # Pantheism
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/257243911#Topic/pantheism_history_20th_century> ; # Pantheism--History--20th century
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/257243911#Topic/pantheismus> ; # Pantheismus
   schema:about <http://viaf.org/viaf/14777054> ; # Leo Strauss
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/257243911#Topic/afwezigheid_van_god> ; # Afwezigheid van God
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/257243911#Person/jonas_hans_1903_1993> ; # Hans Jonas
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/257243911#Place/europa_geografie> ; # Europa (geografie)
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/257243911#Topic/god_judaism_history_of_doctrines_20th_century> ; # God (Judaism)--History of doctrines--20th century
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/257243911#Topic/philosophy_religious> ; # PHILOSOPHY--Religious
   schema:about <http://viaf.org/viaf/4931565> ; # Hans Jonas
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/257243911#Topic/haresie> ; # Häresie
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/257243911#Event/1900_1999> ; # 1900-1999
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/257243911#Topic/religion_judaism_theology> ; # RELIGION--Judaism--Theology
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/257243911#Topic/gnosis> ; # Gnosis
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/257243911#Topic/heresy_history_20th_century> ; # Heresy--History--20th century
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/257243911#Topic/jodendom> ; # Jodendom
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/257243911#Topic/pantheismus_streit> ; # Pantheismus-Streit
   schema:about <http://viaf.org/viaf/66473364> ; # Gershom Scholem
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/257243911#Topic/scholem_gershom_gerhard_1897_1982> ; # Scholem, Gershom Gerhard, 1897-1982
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/257243911#Person/scholem_gershom_1897_1982> ; # Gershom Scholem
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/257243911#Topic/philosophy_jewish_history_20th_century> ; # Philosophy, Jewish--History--20th century
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/257243911#Topic/judische_philosophie> ; # Jüdische Philosophie
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/943906> ; # Gnosticism
   schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/classification/BM610> ;
   schema:author <http://viaf.org/viaf/70856893> ; # Benjamin Lazier
   schema:bookFormat schema:EBook ;
   schema:copyrightYear "2008" ;
   schema:datePublished "2008" ;
   schema:description "The Gnostic return -- God interrupted: Romans in Weimar -- Overcoming Gnosticism -- After Auschwitz, earth -- Pantheism revisited -- The Pantheism controversy -- From God to nature -- Natural right and Judaism -- Redemption through sin -- Jewish Gnosticism -- Raising Pantheism -- From nihilism to nothingness -- Scholem's golem."@en ;
   schema:description "Could the best thing about religion be the heresies it spawns? Leading intellectuals in interwar Europe thought so. They believed that they lived in a world made derelict by God's absence and the interruption of his call. In response, they helped resurrect gnosticism and pantheism, the two most potent challenges to the monotheistic tradition. In God Interrupted, Benjamin Lazier tracks the ensuing debates about the divine across confessions and disciplines. He also traces the surprising afterlives of these debates in postwar arguments about the environment, neoconservative politics, and heretical forms of Jewish identity. In lively, elegant prose, the book reorients the intellectual history of the era. God Interrupted also provides novel accounts of three German-Jewish thinkers whose ideas, seminal to fields typically regarded as wildly unrelated, had common origins in debates about heresy between the wars. Hans Jonas developed a philosophy of biology that inspired European Greens and bioethicists the world over. Leo Strauss became one of the most important and controversial political theorists of the twentieth century. Gershom Scholem, the eminent scholar of religion, radically recast what it means to be a Jew. Together they help us see how talk about God was adapted for talk about nature, politics, technology, and art. They alert us to the abiding salience of the divine to Europeans between the wars and beyond--even among those for whom God was long missing or dead."@en ;
   schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/257243911> ;
   schema:genre "Electronic books"@en ;
   schema:genre "History"@en ;
   schema:inLanguage "en" ;
   schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/212375652> ;
   schema:name "God interrupted : heresy and the European imagination between the world wars"@en ;
   schema:productID "705945740" ;
   schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/705945740#PublicationEvent/princeton_n_j_princeton_university_press_2008> ;
   schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/257243911#Agent/princeton_university_press> ; # Princeton University Press
   schema:url <http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt7t9x8> ;
   schema:url <http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=355995> ;
   schema:url <http://site.ebrary.com/id/10443120> ;
   schema:url <http://public.eblib.com/choice/publicfullrecord.aspx?p=664572> ;
   schema:url <http://muse.jhu.edu/books/9781400837656/> ;
   schema:url <http://hdl.handle.net/2027/heb.30740> ;
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781400837656> ;
   wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/705945740> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/257243911#Agent/princeton_university_press> # Princeton University Press
    a bgn:Agent ;
   schema:name "Princeton University Press" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/257243911#Person/jonas_hans_1903_1993> # Hans Jonas
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:birthDate "1903" ;
   schema:deathDate "1993" ;
   schema:familyName "Jonas" ;
   schema:givenName "Hans" ;
   schema:name "Hans Jonas" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/257243911#Person/jonas_hans_philosoph> # Philosoph. Hans Jonas
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:familyName "Jonas" ;
   schema:givenName "Hans" ;
   schema:name "Philosoph. Hans Jonas" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/257243911#Person/scholem_gershom_1897_1982> # Gershom Scholem
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:birthDate "1897" ;
   schema:deathDate "1982" ;
   schema:familyName "Scholem" ;
   schema:givenName "Gershom" ;
   schema:name "Gershom Scholem" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/257243911#Person/strauss_leo> # Leo Strauss
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:familyName "Strauss" ;
   schema:givenName "Leo" ;
   schema:name "Leo Strauss" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/257243911#Place/europa_geografie> # Europa (geografie)
    a schema:Place ;
   schema:name "Europa (geografie)" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/257243911#Place/princeton_n_j> # Princeton, N.J.
    a schema:Place ;
   schema:name "Princeton, N.J." ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/257243911#Topic/afwezigheid_van_god> # Afwezigheid van God
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Afwezigheid van God"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/257243911#Topic/europe_intellectual_life_20th_century> # Europe--Intellectual life--20th century
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Europe--Intellectual life--20th century"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/257243911#Topic/god_judaism_history_of_doctrines_20th_century> # God (Judaism)--History of doctrines--20th century
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:hasPart <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2008118220> ;
   schema:name "God (Judaism)--History of doctrines--20th century"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/257243911#Topic/jonas_hans_1903_1993> # Jonas, Hans, 1903-1993
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Jonas, Hans, 1903-1993"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/257243911#Topic/judische_philosophie> # Jüdische Philosophie
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Jüdische Philosophie"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/257243911#Topic/philosophy_jewish_history_20th_century> # Philosophy, Jewish--History--20th century
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Philosophy, Jewish--History--20th century"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/257243911#Topic/philosophy_religious> # PHILOSOPHY--Religious
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "PHILOSOPHY--Religious"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/257243911#Topic/religion_judaism_theology> # RELIGION--Judaism--Theology
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "RELIGION--Judaism--Theology"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/257243911#Topic/scholem_gershom_gerhard_1897_1982> # Scholem, Gershom Gerhard, 1897-1982
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Scholem, Gershom Gerhard, 1897-1982"@en ;
    .

<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2010014774> # Jewish philosophy--20th century
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Jewish philosophy--20th century"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1052224> # Pantheism
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Pantheism"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1245064> # Europe.
    a schema:Place ;
   schema:name "Europe." ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1730516> # Jewish philosophy
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Jewish philosophy"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/943906> # Gnosticism
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Gnosticism"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/944160> # God (Judaism)--History of doctrines
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "God (Judaism)--History of doctrines"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/955449> # Heresy
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Heresy"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/975769> # Intellectual life
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Intellectual life"@en ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/14777054> # Leo Strauss
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:familyName "Strauss" ;
   schema:givenName "Leo" ;
   schema:name "Leo Strauss" ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/4931565> # Hans Jonas
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:birthDate "1903" ;
   schema:deathDate "1993" ;
   schema:familyName "Jonas" ;
   schema:givenName "Hans" ;
   schema:name "Hans Jonas" ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/66473364> # Gershom Scholem
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:birthDate "1897" ;
   schema:deathDate "1982" ;
   schema:familyName "Scholem" ;
   schema:givenName "Gershom" ;
   schema:name "Gershom Scholem" ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/70856893> # Benjamin Lazier
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:birthDate "1971" ;
   schema:familyName "Lazier" ;
   schema:givenName "Benjamin" ;
   schema:name "Benjamin Lazier" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781400837656>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "1400837650" ;
   schema:isbn "9781400837656" ;
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/212375652>
    a schema:CreativeWork ;
   rdfs:label "God interrupted." ;
   schema:description "Print version:" ;
   schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/705945740> ; # God interrupted : heresy and the European imagination between the world wars
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.