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The Resource God interrupted : heresy and the European imagination between the world wars, Benjamin Lazier

God interrupted : heresy and the European imagination between the world wars, Benjamin Lazier

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God interrupted : heresy and the European imagination between the world wars
Title
God interrupted
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heresy and the European imagination between the world wars
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Benjamin Lazier
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eng
Summary
Could the best thing about religion be the heresies it spawns? Leading intellectuals in interwar Europe thought so. They believed that they lived in a world made derelict by God's absence and the interruption of his call. In response, they helped resurrect gnosticism and pantheism, the two most potent challenges to the monotheistic tradition. In God Interrupted, Benjamin Lazier tracks the ensuing debates about the divine across confessions and disciplines. He also traces the surprising afterlives of these debates in postwar arguments about the environment, neoconservative politics, and heretical forms of Jewish identity. In lively, elegant prose, the book reorients the intellectual history of the era. God Interrupted also provides novel accounts of three German-Jewish thinkers whose ideas, seminal to fields typically regarded as wildly unrelated, had common origins in debates about heresy between the wars. Hans Jonas developed a philosophy of biology that inspired European Greens and bioethicists the world over. Leo Strauss became one of the most important and controversial political theorists of the twentieth century. Gershom Scholem, the eminent scholar of religion, radically recast what it means to be a Jew. Together they help us see how talk about God was adapted for talk about nature, politics, technology, and art. They alert us to the abiding salience of the divine to Europeans between the wars and beyond--even among those for whom God was long missing or dead
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1971-
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Lazier, Benjamin
Dewey number
296.3/110904
Index
index present
LC call number
BM610
LC item number
.L3935 2008eb
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
BM610
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(INTERNET)
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Jonas, Hans
  • Scholem, Gershom
  • Strauss, Leo
  • God (Judaism)
  • Jewish philosophy
  • Heresy
  • Pantheism
  • Gnosticism
  • Europe
  • Jonas, Hans
  • Scholem, Gershom
  • Strauss, Leo
  • Jonas, Hans
  • Scholem, Gershom
  • Strauss, Leo
  • Gnosis
  • RELIGION
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • Gnosticism
  • God (Judaism)
  • Heresy
  • Intellectual life
  • Jewish philosophy
  • Pantheism
  • Europe
  • Jodendom
  • Gnosticisme
  • Pantheïsme
  • Afwezigheid van God
  • Europa (geografie)
  • Pantheismus
  • Jüdische Philosophie
  • Häresie
  • Pantheismus-Streit
  • Gnosis
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God interrupted : heresy and the European imagination between the world wars, Benjamin Lazier
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-244) and index
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online resource
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Contents
The Gnostic return -- God interrupted: Romans in Weimar -- Overcoming Gnosticism -- After Auschwitz, earth -- Pantheism revisited -- The Pantheism controversy -- From God to nature -- Natural right and Judaism -- Redemption through sin -- Jewish Gnosticism -- Raising Pantheism -- From nihilism to nothingness -- Scholem's golem
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1 online resource (xiv, 254 pages)
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online
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9781400837656
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computer
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(OCoLC)705945740
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God interrupted : heresy and the European imagination between the world wars, Benjamin Lazier
Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-244) and index
Carrier category
online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Gnostic return -- God interrupted: Romans in Weimar -- Overcoming Gnosticism -- After Auschwitz, earth -- Pantheism revisited -- The Pantheism controversy -- From God to nature -- Natural right and Judaism -- Redemption through sin -- Jewish Gnosticism -- Raising Pantheism -- From nihilism to nothingness -- Scholem's golem
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705945740
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unknown
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1 online resource (xiv, 254 pages)
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9781400837656
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttx3fr
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)705945740

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