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The Star of Redemption (Modern Jewish Philosophy and Religion) Hardcover – March 15, 2005


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Product Details

  • Series: Modern Jewish Philosophy and Religion
  • Hardcover: 480 pages
  • Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press; 1 edition (March 15, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 029920720X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0299207205
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.2 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,567,976 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“Rosenzweig was a pioneer in the recovery of Jewish theological thought in the twentieth century, a great partner of Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy, and perhaps the most innovative Jewish thinker in decades. His Star of Redemption is regularly treated as a classic, and deservedly so.”
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“While not claiming final truth, the chapters of Star of Redemption provide a balanced approach, asking questions of origins, religious and historic traditions, and the influence of Jewish and non-Jewish traditions on one another. As such, the volume has contributed enormously to the direction of contemporary ecumenical dialogues.” —Religious Studies Review
--This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Text: English, German (translation) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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66 of 67 people found the following review helpful By Neddhartha on February 1, 2009
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This book was first translated into English by William W. Hallo and published by Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Inc., in 1971. It was republished in 1985 by the University of Notre Dame Press, and is still available directly from UNDP at [...] (It is not currently listed on Amazon.) In 2005 the Barbara E. Galli translation appeared.

The book as written in the original German is indeed a formidable work. This is because Rosenzweig was able to assume a level of education in his post-World-War-One audience that hardly survives today. He often does not name his sources directly, for example alluding to Goethe's "Faust" throughout the book without citing it explicitly. The same goes for figures in the history of philosophy and theology.

Thus any translation is a daunting task, as the translator must understand not just Rosenzweig himself, but the cultural tradition he constantly refers to. Add to this that Rosenzweig was a true master of the German language, able to use all its resources and refinements, and you have a job that would send most translators running for the exits.

The Hallo translation certainly has its faults, but I would maintain that it is still the best choice for anyone who cannot read Rosenzweig in the original. I will give an example.
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32 of 42 people found the following review helpful By J. Michaelson on February 18, 2000
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Franz Rosenzweig is among the most important figures in Jewish, and general, philosophy of the 20th century. His ideas on particularity, contingency, and responsibility influenced Heidegger, Levinas, Derrida, Buber, and countless others, while his theology of creation-revelation-redemption informs a fascinating depiction of Judaism. It's not easy reading and although not a clear translation, this is the one there is.
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By James on August 11, 2014
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Fantastic and fascinating book. Fast delivery as well!
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By ebelula on December 14, 2012
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El libro llegó en el tiempo estimadoProducto en muy buen estado,No hay queja alguna o reclamo, todo en orden Recomiendo
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1 of 7 people found the following review helpful By the queen on January 23, 2014
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Very Inspiring And Its For Such A Time As This In Anticipating The Return Of JESUS CHRIST THE MESSIAH ♢ YESHUA♢HAKADOSH BARUCH HU ♡ ♡ ~
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