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

Author: Benjamin Lazier
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2008.
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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...
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Lazier, Benjamin, 1971-
God interrupted.
Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, c2008
(DLC) 2008005405
(OCoLC)212375652
Named Person: 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
Notes: Includes index.
Awards: Winner of John Templeton Award for Theological Promise 2008.
Winner of American Academy of Religion: Best First Book in the History of Religions 2009.
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.

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