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Moses Mendelssohn's Living Script : Philosophy, Practice, History, Judaism (Hardcover) (Elias Sacks)

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Moses Mendelssohn (1729–1786) is often described as the founder of modern Jewish thought and as a leading philosopher of the late Enlightenment. One of Mendelssohn's main concerns was how to conceive of the relationship between Judaism, philosophy, and the civic life of a modern state. Elias Sacks explores Mendelssohn's landmark account of Jewish practice--Judaism's "living script," to use his famous phrase--to present a broader reading of Mendelssohn's writings and extend inquiry into conversations about modernity and religion. By studying Mendelssohn's thought in these dimensions, Sacks suggests that he shows a deep concern with history. Sacks affords a view of a foundational moment in Jewish modernity and forwards new ways of thinking about ritual practice, the development of traditions, and the role of religion in society.

Number of Pages: 316
Genre: Philosophy, Religion + Beliefs
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Indiana Univ Pr
Author: Elias Sacks
Language: English
Street Date: December 12, 2016
TCIN: 51697910
UPC: 9780253023742
Item Number (DPCI): 248-28-8718
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