Insofar as these confessional writings continue to a certain extent Levinas's meditations on the face, they are considered essential to a serious appraisal of his work as a whole. But there are additional reasons why these writings are of substantial interest. First, they make explicit a dimension in Levinas's work―its inspiration in or reference to Judaism―that is only implicit in the philosophical work... Secondly, these confessional writings in themselves constitute a remarkable access to and 'translation' of Judaism.(MLN)
Contributes to a growing debate about the significance of religion -- particularly Judaism and Jewish spiritualism -- in European philosophy.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.