Jewish Messianic Thoughts in an Age of Despair (BOK)

Kenneth Seeskin

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Belief in the coming of a Messiah poses a genuine dilemma. From a Jewish perspective, the historical record is overwhelmingly against it. If, despite all the tragedies that have befallen the Jewish people, no legitimate Messiah has come forward, has the belief not been shown to be groundless? Yet for all the problems associated with messianism, the historical record also shows it is an idea with enormous staying power. The prayer book mentions it on page after page. The great Jewish philosophers all wrote about it. Secular thinkers in the twentieth century returned to it and reformulated it. And victims of the Holocaust invoked it in the last few minutes of their life. This book examines the staying power of messianism and formulates it in a way that retains its redemptive force without succumbing to mythology.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2012 Forfatter Kenneth Seeskin
Forlag
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
ISBN 9781107017924
Antall sider 232 Dimensjoner 13,8cm x 21,6cm x 2,2cm
Vekt 390 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
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