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Freedom and Law: A Jewish-Christian Apologetics by Randi Rashkover

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Freedom and Law: A Jewish-Christian Apologetics Freedom and Law offers a provocative new view of the relationship between human desire the production of knowledge and conceptions of power by developing a nonpolemical account of divine law Where recent trends in political theology have insisted upon the antagonistic nature of the law this book presents the paradigm altering power of a discourse in the nexus between law and freedom It demonstrates how this nexus catapults religious thought into a free and powerful engagement with nonreligious political ethical and social positions Freedom and Law challenges a contemporary wave of scholarship including the work of Jacob Taubes Giorgio Agamben and Slavoj Zizek that identifies Jewish law as the originary soucre of polemic between nations and therefore as historically responsible for the exceptionalism that undergirds contemporary conflict By contrast Freedom and Law argues that only in an account of revelatory law can divine freedom and human freedom be thought of without contradiction The first part analyzes the logic of exceptionalism In the second part the author argues that one cannot invoke a doctrine of election without rigorous scrutiny of texts that portray an electing God and an elected people Once we scrutinize these texts the character of freedom and law within the divine human relationship shows itself to be different from that found in exceptionalist logics The third and final part examines the impact of the logic of the law on Jewish Christian apologetics Rather than require that one defend one s position to a nonbeliever this logic situates all epistemological justification within the order or freedom of God If the condition of the possibility of my claim is the reality of divine freedom such freedom also justifies the possibility of another s claim In a significant contribution to the post ecclesiastical reengagement between religion critical theory and the political Freedom and Law introduces new categories of knowledge and action into Jewish and Christian thinking unbound by the dialectics of desire that has dominated the discourse of both traditions for centuries It shows how thinking of law and freedom together may now enable Judaism and Christianity to engage in a historically self conscious and nonrelativistic relation to each other and to nonbelievers

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Imagining the Jewish God (Graven Images), Liturgy, Time, and the Politics of Redemption, Litrgy, Time, and the Politics of Redemption, Freedom and Law: A Jewish-Christian Apologetics, Judaism, Liberalism, and Political Theology, Revelation and Theopolitics: Barth, Rosenzweig and the Politics of Praise, Judaism, Liberalism, and Political Theology, Revelation and Theopolitics: Barth, Rosenzweig and the Politics of Praise
Judaism Liberalism and Political Theology provides the first broad encounter between modern Jewish thought and recent developments in political theology In opposition to impetuous associations of Judaism and liberalism and charges that Judaism cannot engender a universal political order the essays in this volume propose a new and richly detailed engagement between Judaism and the political The vexed status of liberalism in Jewish thought and Judaism in political theology is interrogated with recourse to thinking from across the Continental tradition, Revelation and Theopolitics Barth Rosenzweig and the Politics of Praise overcomes false dichotomies between reason and faith spawned by modernity s emphasis on rationalism arguing that such errors are overcome by a theology of testimony exemplified in the thought of Karl Barth and Franz Rosenzweig br br Rejecting the neo Kantian emphasis on moral self reliance Barth and Rosenzweig present what Rashkover terms a theology of testimony to the God who loves through the event of divine election Moreover determined by their scriptural theologies of testimony Barth and Rosenzweig present a parallel re interpretation of the Word of God that re enlivens the meaningful and non dogmatic character of Jewish and Christian religious life and strengthens them to provide a voice of cultural criticism and faithful witness in the context of the challenges posed by contemporary society, No description available, Freedom and Law offers a provocative new view of the relationship between human desire the production of knowledge and conceptions of power by developing a nonpolemical account of divine law Where recent trends in political theology have insisted upon the antagonistic nature of the law this book presents the paradigm altering power of a discourse in the nexus between law and freedom It demonstrates how this nexus catapults religious thought into a free and powerful engagement with nonreligious political ethical and social positions Freedom and Law challenges a contemporary wave of scholarship including the work of Jacob Taubes Giorgio Agamben and Slavoj Zizek that identifies Jewish law as the originary soucre of polemic between nations and therefore as historically responsible for the exceptionalism that undergirds contemporary conflict By contrast Freedom and Law argues that only in an account of revelatory law can divine freedom and human freedom be thought of without contradiction The first part analyzes the logic of exceptionalism In the second part the author argues that one cannot invoke a doctrine of election without rigorous scrutiny of texts that portray an electing God and an elected people Once we scrutinize these texts the character of freedom and law within the divine human relationship shows itself to be different from that found in exceptionalist logics The third and final part examines the impact of the logic of the law on Jewish Christian apologetics Rather than require that one defend one s position to a nonbeliever this logic situates all epistemological justification within the order or freedom of God If the condition of the possibility of my claim is the reality of divine freedom such freedom also justifies the possibility of another s claim In a significant contribution to the post ecclesiastical reengagement between religion critical theory and the political Freedom and Law introduces new categories of knowledge and action into Jewish and Christian thinking unbound by the dialectics of desire that has dominated the discourse of both traditions for centuries It shows how thinking of law and freedom together may now enable Judaism and Christianity to engage in a historically self conscious and nonrelativistic relation to each other and to nonbelievers