Walter Benjamin and Gershom Scholem are regarded as two of the most influential Jewish thinkers of the twentieth century. Together they produced a dynamic body of ideas that has had a lasting impact on the study of religion, philosophy, and literary criticism. Drawing from Benjamin's and Scholem's ideas on messianism, language, and divine justice, this book traces the intellectual exchange through the early decades of the twentieth century--from Berlin, Bern, and Munich in the throws of war and revolution to Scholem's departure for Palestine in 1923. It begins with a close reading of Benjamin's early writings and a study of Scholem's theological politics, followed by an examination of Benjamin's proposals on language and the influence these ideas had on Scholem's scholarship on Jewish mysticism. From there the book turns to their ideas on divine justice--from Benjamin's critique of original sin and violence to Scholem's application of the categories to the prophets and Bolshevism. Metaphysics of the Profane is the first book to make this early period available to a wider audience, revealing the intricate structure of this early intellectual partnership on politics and theology.
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Descrizione libro Columbia University Press, 2003. Condizione libro: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: 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 Benjamin's contributions to twentieth-century thought. This work has to be seen as a major achievement in the understanding of the early writings of Walter Benjamin and Gershom Scholem, demonstrating the complex interrelationship between their ideas, reliance on one another, and their conflicts. Jacobson introduces several new subjects and problems, in addition to hitherto neglected texts, into the academic discourse. His erudition and exhaustive analysis, as well as his profound insights, are remarkable. Codice libro della libreria ABE_book_new_0231126573
Descrizione libro Columbia University Press, 2003. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0231126573
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