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Socrates and the Jews: Hellenism and Hebraism from Moses Mendelssohn to Sigmund Freud (Hardback)

Miriam Leonard

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ISBN 10: 0226472477 / ISBN 13: 9780226472478
Edité par The University of Chicago Press, United States, 2012
Neuf(s) Etat : New Hardback
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Language: English . Brand New Book. What has Athens to do with Jerusalem? Asked by the early Christian Tertullian, the question was vigorously debated in the nineteenth century. While classics dominated the intellectual life of Europe, Christianity still prevailed and conflicts raged between the religious and the secular. Taking on the question of how the glories of the classical world could be reconciled with the Bible, Socrates and the Jews explains how Judaism played a vital role in defining modern philhellenism. Exploring the tension between Hebraism and Hellenism, Miriam Leonard gracefully probes the philosophical tradition behind the development of classical philology and considers how the conflict became a preoccupation for the leading thinkers of modernity, including Matthew Arnold, Moses Mendelssohn, Kant, Marx, Nietzsche, and Freud. For each, she shows how the contrast between classical and biblical traditions is central to writings about rationalism, political subjectivity, and progress. Illustrating how the encounter between Athens and Jerusalem became a lightning rod for intellectual concerns, this book is a sophisticated addition to the history of ideas. N° de réf. du libraire AAH9780226472478

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Titre : Socrates and the Jews: Hellenism and ...

Éditeur : The University of Chicago Press, United States

Date d'édition : 2012

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre :New

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"What has Athens to do with Jerusalem?" Asked by the early Christian Tertullian, the question was vigorously debated in the nineteenth century. While classics dominated the intellectual life of Europe, Christianity still prevailed and conflicts raged between the religious and the secular. Taking on the question of how the glories of the classical world could be reconciled with the Bible, "Socrates and the Jews" explains how Judaism played a vital role in defining modern philhellenism. Exploring the tension between Hebraism and Hellenism, Miriam Leonard gracefully probes the philosophical tradition behind the development of classical philology and considers how the conflict became a preoccupation for the leading thinkers of modernity, including Matthew Arnold, Moses Mendelssohn, Kant, Marx, Nietzsche, and Freud. For each, she shows how the contrast between classical and biblical traditions is central to writings about rationalism, political subjectivity, and progress. Illustrating how the encounter between Athens and Jerusalem became a lightning rod for intellectual concerns, this book is a sophisticated addition to the history of ideas.

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"An extraordinarily rich and multilayered book that is at once intellectual history, reception studies, and philosophical-cum-philological inquiry. A remarkable achievement." (Elizabeth Wingrove, University of Michigan)"

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