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Title: Religion, nationalism, and historiography: Yehezkel Kaufmann’s account of Jesus and Early Christianity
Authors: Berger, David
Landman, Leo
Keywords: Judaism --History --Congresses.
Jewish scholars --Congresses.
Jews --Historiography --Congresses.
Issue Date: 1990
Publisher: YU Press
Citation: Berger, D. (1990). Religion, nationalism, and historiography: Yehezkel Kaufmann’s account of Jesus and Early Christianity. In L. Landman, (Ed.), Scholars and scholarship: The interaction between Judaism and other cultures (pp. 149-168). Yeshiva University Press.
Series/Report no.: Bernard Revel Faculty Publications;1990
Abstract: To open a volume by Yehezkel Kaufmann is to embark upon an intellectual adventure. A stimulating, polemical style draws us into the presence of a creative and probing mind that scrutinized the problems of the Jewish experience from the religious struggles of the biblical period to the Zionist controversies of the twentieth century. One does not read Kaufmann: one confronts him. ¶ Though Kaufmann is best known for his monumental Toledot HaEmunah HaYisre' elit (History of the Religion of Israel), 1 which presents a strikingly original, sweeping reevaluation of the biblical evidence for the faith of ancient Israel, his earlier Golah VeNekhar (Exile and Alien Lands)2 examines the even larger canvas of Jewish history as a whole with the broad vision and penetrating brilliance that are the hallmark of his work. The ambitious subtitle, "A Historical-Sociological Study of the Question of Jewish Destiny from Antiquity to the Present," is almost understated: Golah VeNekhar is probably the only serious effort to construct a detailed philosophy of Jewish history in this century. (from Introduction)
Description: Scholarly book chapter
ISBN: 0881253448
Appears in Collections:Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies (BRGS): Faculty Publications

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