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Giving beyond the gift : apophasis and overcoming theomania

Author: Elliot R Wolfson
Publisher: New York : Fordham University Press, 2014. ©2014
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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This book explores the co-dependency of monotheism and idolatry by examining the thought of several prominent twentieth-century Jewish philosophers Cohen, Buber, Rosenzweig, and Levinas. While all of these thinkers were keenly aware of the pitfalls of scriptural theism, to differing degrees they each succumbed to the temptation to personify transcendence, even as they tried either to circumvent or to restrain it by  Read more...
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Wolfson, Elliot R.
Giving Beyond the Gift : Apophasis and Overcoming Theomania.
Oxford : Fordham University Press, ©2014
Named Person: Martin Buber; Hermann Cohen; Jacques Derrida; Emmanuel Lévinas; Franz Rosenzweig; Edith Wyschogrod
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Elliot R Wolfson
ISBN: 9780823255733 0823255735 9780823255740 0823255743 9780823261079 0823261077
OCLC Number: 870969979
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Introduction: imagination and the prism of the inapparent --
1. Via negativa and the imaginal configuring of God --
2. Apophatic vision and overcoming the dialogical --
3. Echo of the otherwise and the lure of theolatry --
4. Secrecy of the gift and the gift of secrecy --
5. Immanent atheology and the trace of transcendence --
6. Undoing (k)not of apophaticism: a Heideggerian afterthought.
Responsibility: Elliot R. Wolfson.

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Explores the co-dependency of monotheism and idolatry by examining the thought of several prominent twentieth-century Jewish philosophers - Cohen, Buber, Rosenzweig, and Levinas.  Read more...

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