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The Legacy of Liberal Judaism


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Acknowledgements Introduction Chapter 1. 'This Man of Our Destiny': Moses Mendelssohn, Nathan the Wise, and the emergence of a Liberal Jewish Ethos Chapter 2. Diasporic Visions: The emergence of Liberal Judaism Chapter 3. Abraham Geiger: Rabbi and Writer Chapter 4. Hermann Cohen's Prophetic Judaism Chapter 5. Ernst Cassirer and the Ethical Legacy of Hermann Cohen Chapter 6. Ernst Cassirer: The Enlightenment as Counter-History Chapter 7. Hannah Arendt: The Task of the Historian Chapter 8. Hannah Arendt: A Question of Character Conclusion: The Legacies of Liberal Judaism Bibliography Index

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Ned Curthoys is a Senior Lecturer in English and Cultural Studies at the University of Western Australia. He has co-edited two edited collections, Edward Said: the Legacy of a Public-Intellectual (Melbourne University Press, 2007) and Representing Humanity in the Age of Enlightenment (Pickering and Chatto, 2013) and has contributed to journals including Theory and Event, Comparative Literature Studies, Intellectual History Review and Journal of Genocide Research.


"Most readers will finish this work with a renewed appreciation of the continuing significance of the moral vision articulated by these exemplars of liberal Judaism." Choice

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