The Pursuit of the Ideal: Jewish Writings of Steven Schwarzschild

The Pursuit of the Ideal: Jewish Writings of Steven Schwarzschild

Menachem Kellner, Steven Schwarzschild


Steven Schwarzschild—rabbi, socialist, pacifist, theologian, and philosopher—is either the final of the foremost medieval Jewish philosophers and the main sleek. he's within the culture of the Jewish considering that started with Sa’adia Gaon and reached its optimum expression in Maimonides. those thinkers believed that Judaism needs to confront a few systematic view of the universe. Sa’adia did this with Kalam, ibn Gabirol with Neo-Platonism, and Maimonides with Aristotelianism. Schwarzschild does it with Neo-Kantianism. From this war of words, Schwarzschild derives vital insights into the character and constitution of latest Judaism and Jewish life within the post-modern international.

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