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Encountering the Jewish Future: With Wiesel, Buber, Hesschel, Arendt, Levinas
Fortress Press / 2010 / Paperback
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Ellis examines the most influential and exciting Jewish thinkers of the 20th century in terms of how they view God; the Holocaust; the prophetic legacy; Jewish empowerment and dissent; as well as their philosophical and ethical frameworks. Challenging questions that probe deeply the future of Jewish identity. 288 pages, softcover.
Marc Ellis maintains that the most vital questions about Judaism are prefigured in the work of Elie Wiesel, Martin Buber, Abraham Joshua Heschel, Hannah Arendt, and Emmanuel Levinas. Ellis's work is framed by encounters with each thinker's work, focusing on topics of God, the Holocaust, the prophetic legacy, philosophical and ethical standpoints, and Jewish empowerment and dissent.Two generations after the Holocaust and Israel's founding, Ellis argues that the uncertain future of Judaism requires a deeply personal and intellectual exploration of Jewish tradition and identity, in conversation with the best philosophical and theological minds of recent years.
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