Between Athens and Jerusalem: Philosophy, Prophecy, and P... and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more
Buy New
  • List Price: $29.95
  • Save: $1.50 (5%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by
Gift-wrap available.
Add to Cart
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Between Athens and Jerusalem: Philosophy, Prophecy, and Politics in Leo Strauss's Early Thought (Suny Series in the Thought and Legacy of Leo Strauss) Paperback – January 8, 2009

ISBN-13: 978-0791473924 ISBN-10: 0791473929

Buy New
Price: $28.45
4 New from $28.45 6 Used from $27.99
Amazon Price New from Used from
"Please retry"
"Please retry"
$28.45 $27.99


Save up to 90% on Textbooks
Rent textbooks, buy textbooks, or get up to 80% back when you sell us your books. Shop Now

Product Details

Editorial Reviews

From the Back Cover

Praised as a major political thinker of the twentieth century and vilified as the putative godfather of contemporary neoconservatism, Leo Strauss (1899-1973) has been the object of heated controversy both in the United States and abroad. This book offers a more balanced appraisal by focusing on Strauss's early writings. By means of a close and comprehensive study of these texts, David Janssens reconstructs the genesis of Strauss's thought from its earliest beginnings until his emigration to the United States in 1937. He discusses the first stages in Strauss's grappling with the "theological-political problem," from his doctoral dissertation on Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi to his contributions to Zionist periodicals, from his groundbreaking study of Spinoza's critique of religion to his research on Moses Mendelssohn, and from his rediscovery of medieval Jewish and Islamic philosophy to his research on Hobbes. Throughout, Janssens traces Strauss's rediscovery of the Socratic way of life as a viable alternative to both modern philosophy and revealed religion.
"In revising and enlarging a book that was originally written and published in Dutch for Europeans, the author has done a good job of addressing himself and his account to Americans. This is a major and serious scholarly contribution to the vibrant ongoing study and interpretation of Strauss's thought. It adds a whole new dimension to the discussion of Strauss and will greatly deepen and broaden the understanding of him in the English-speaking world." -- Thomas L. Pangle, author of Leo Strauss: An Introduction to His Thought and Intellectual Legacy
"An extremely helpful introduction to the major themes of Strauss's thought for both students and scholars, as well as a compelling demonstration of the light his early European work sheds on the themes of his more familiar American work." -- Nathan Tarcov, author of Locke's Education for Liberty --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

About the Author

David Janssens is Assistant Professor of Philosophy of Law at Tilburg University in The Netherlands.

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

There are no customer reviews yet.
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
Share your thoughts with other customers

Customer Images