Moses Mendelssohn's Living Script: Philosophy, Practice, History, Judaism

Title

Moses Mendelssohn's Living Script: Philosophy, Practice, History, Judaism

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Description

Moses Mendelssohn (1729–1786) is often described as the founder of modern Jewish thought and as a leading philosopher of the late Enlightenment. One of Mendelssohn's main concerns was how to conceive of the relationship between Judaism, philosophy, and the civic life of a modern state. Elias Sacks explores Mendelssohn's landmark account of Jewish practice--Judaism's "living script," to use his famous phrase--to present a broader reading of Mendelssohn's writings and extend inquiry into conversations about modernity and religion. By studying Mendelssohn's thought in these dimensions, Sacks suggests that he shows a deep concern with history. Sacks affords a view of a foundational moment in Jewish modernity and forwards new ways of thinking about ritual practice, the development of traditions, and the role of religion in society. (Amazon.com)

ISBN

9780253023742

Publication Date

1-1-2017

Document Type

Book

Publisher

Indiana University Press

City

Bloomington

Department

Religious Studies

Keywords

Mendelssohn, Moses, 1729-1786; Mendelssohn, Moses, 1729-1786.