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Better than Wine Love, Poetry, and Prayer in the Thought of Franz Rosenzweig by Yudit Kornberg Greenberg

Better than Wine Love, Poetry, and Prayer in the Thought of Franz Rosenzweig

Part of the AAR Reflection and Theory in the Study of Religion Series


Better than Wine Love, Poetry, and Prayer in the Thought of Franz Rosenzweig by Yudit Kornberg Greenberg

This book offers a hermeneutical reading of Franz Rosenzweig's 1921 masterpiece, The Star of Redemption. In her analysis, Yudit K. Greenberg draws on German idealistic and Romantic ideas as well as Kabbalistic philosophical strands in Rosenzweig's thinking. She portrays Rosenzweig as a transitional figure between philosophy and theology, Judaism and German culture, modernity and postmodernity.


The author of Better Than Wine has chosen love, poetry, and prayer as doors to lead us into Rosenzwieg's 'New Thinking.
These show us how remarkably well Rosenzweig addresses the concerns and interests of contemporary Jewish and Christian theologians. Here is a trustworthy companion volume that will help you into that fascinating and seminal book

,The Star of Redemption. * Paul M. van Buren * Franz Rosenzweig deserves this careful and creative study of his thought by Yudit K. Greenberg. By showing his affinities to classical Jewish mysticism, she has made his connection to the Jewish past that much stronger; and by connecting his thought to postmodern and feminist concerns, she has made his voice speak that much more effectively in present discussions of Jewish thought. * David Novak *

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Book Info

Publication date

2nd January 1996


Yudit Kornberg Greenberg

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Oxford University Press Inc


184 pages


Philosophy of religion
Translation & interpretation
Gender studies, gender groups



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