The Resource Redemptive hope : from the age of enlightenment to the age of Obama, Akiba J. Lerner

Redemptive hope : from the age of enlightenment to the age of Obama, Akiba J. Lerner

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Redemptive hope : from the age of enlightenment to the age of Obama
Title
Redemptive hope
Title remainder
from the age of enlightenment to the age of Obama
Statement of responsibility
Akiba J. Lerner
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This is a book about the need for redemptive narratives to ward off despair and the dangers these same narratives create by raising expectations that are seldom fulfilled. The quasi-messianic expectations produced by the election of President Barack Obama in 2008, and their diminution, were stark reminders of an ongoing struggle between ideals and political realities. Redemptive Hope begins by tracing the tension between theistic thinkers, for whom hope is transcendental, and intellectuals, who have striven to link hopes for redemption to our intersubjective interactions with other human beings. Lerner argues that a vibrant democracy must draw on the best of both religious thought and secular liberal political philosophy. By bringing Richard Rorty's pragmatism into conversation with early-twentieth-century Jewish thinkers, including Martin Buber and Ernst Bloch, Lerner begins the work of building bridges, while insisting on holding crucial differences in dialectical tension. Only such a dialogue, he argues, can prepare the foundations for modes of redemptive thought fit for the twenty-first century"--Provided by publisher
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Lerner, Akiba
Index
index present
LC call number
BD216
LC item number
.L47 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Commonalities
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  • Hope
  • Hope
  • Hope
  • Reconciliation
  • Religion and politics
  • Religion
  • Political science
  • Rorty, Richard
  • Jewish philosophy
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • RELIGION
  • HISTORY
  • Rorty, Richard
  • Hope
  • Hope
  • Hope
  • Jewish philosophy
  • Political and social views
  • Political science
  • Reconciliation
  • Religion and politics
  • Religion
  • Buber, Martin
  • Bloch, Ernst
Label
Redemptive hope : from the age of enlightenment to the age of Obama, Akiba J. Lerner
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-192) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Redemptive Hope and the Cunning of History -- Revival of Messianic Hope -- The God of Exodus and The School of Hope -- Richard Rorty's Social Hope and Postmetaphysical Redemption -- Conclusion: Between Pragmatic and Messianic Hopes
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 198 pages
Isbn
9780823267910
Lccn
2015002958
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)903424333
  • (OCoLC)ocn903424333
Label
Redemptive hope : from the age of enlightenment to the age of Obama, Akiba J. Lerner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-192) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Redemptive Hope and the Cunning of History -- Revival of Messianic Hope -- The God of Exodus and The School of Hope -- Richard Rorty's Social Hope and Postmetaphysical Redemption -- Conclusion: Between Pragmatic and Messianic Hopes
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 198 pages
Isbn
9780823267910
Lccn
2015002958
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)903424333
  • (OCoLC)ocn903424333

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