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Metaphysics of the profane : the political theology of Walter Benjamin and Gershom Scholem

Author: Eric Jacobson
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2003.
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Benjamin and Scholem are regarded as two of the most influential Jewish thinkers of the 20th century. With material dating from 1918 to 1923, this text aims to make their more obscure work accessible  Read more...

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Jacobson, Eric.
Metaphysics of the profane.
New York : Columbia University Press, c2003
(DLC) 2002031455
(OCoLC)50598143
Named Person: Walter Benjamin; Gershom Gerhard Scholem; Gershom Scholem
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Eric Jacobson
ISBN: 0231501536 9780231501538
OCLC Number: 53119491
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 337 p.)
Contents: pt. 1. Messianism --
pt. 2. On the origins of language and the true names of things --
pt. 3. Justice and redemption.
Responsibility: Eric Jacobson.

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Jacobson's superb undertaking reveals profound insights in the early writings of Benjamin and Scholem that may serve well in understanding and resolving contemporary problems in political theology... Read more...

 
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Walter Benjamin and Gershom Scholem

by seien (WorldCat user published 2005-11-26) Excellent Permalink
"The textual basis of this work is comprehensive, including several important texts that are discussed in this study for the first time. Jacobson’s carefully selected examples and thorough analysis provide us from now on with a firm basis of discussion for this fundamental aspect of Scholem’s and...
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