The Resource What Are Jews For? : History, Peoplehood, and Purpose, Adam Sutcliffe

What Are Jews For? : History, Peoplehood, and Purpose, Adam Sutcliffe

Label
What Are Jews For? : History, Peoplehood, and Purpose
Title
What Are Jews For?
Title remainder
History, Peoplehood, and Purpose
Statement of responsibility
Adam Sutcliffe
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Author
Author
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Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
A wide-ranging look at the history of Western thinking since the seventeenth century on the purpose of the Jewish people in the past, present, and futureWhat is the purpose of Jews in the world? The Bible singles out the Jews as God's "chosen people," but the significance of this special status has been understood in many different ways over the centuries. What Are Jews For? traces the history of the idea of Jewish purpose from its ancient and medieval foundations to the modern era, showing how it has been central to Western thinking on the meanings of peoplehood for everybody. Adam Sutcliffe delves into the links between Jewish and Christian messianism and the association of Jews with universalist and transformative ideals in modern philosophy, politics, literature, and social thought.The Jews have been accorded a crucial role in both Jewish and Christian conceptions of the end of history, when they will usher the world into a new epoch of unity and harmony. Since the seventeenth century this messianic underlay to the idea of Jewish purpose has been repeatedly reconfigured in new forms. From the political theology of the early modern era to almost all domains of modern thought-religious, social, economic, nationalist, radical, assimilationist, satirical, and psychoanalytical-Jews have retained a close association with positive transformation for all. Sutcliffe reveals the persistent importance of the "Jewish Purpose Question" in the attempts of Jews and non-Jews alike to connect the collective purpose of particular communities to the broader betterment of humanity.Shedding light on questions of exceptionalism, pluralism, and universalism, What Are Jews For? explores an intricate question that remains widely resonant in contemporary culture and political debate
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DE-B1597
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Sutcliffe, Adam
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other
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Language note
In English
LC call number
  • BM613
  • BM613
LC item number
  • .S88 2020
  • .S88 2020
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Jews
  • Abraham Kook
  • Ahad Ha'am
  • Baruch Spinoza
  • Carl Schmitt
  • Daniel Deronda
  • Elijah Benamozegh
  • George Eliot
  • Grace Aguilar
  • Hannah Arendt
  • Hebraic political theology
  • Hebraism
  • Horace Kallen
  • Jewish capitalism
  • Jewish ethics
  • Jewish suffering
  • Jewish teaching
  • Jewish transformation
  • Mark Lilla;The Stillborn God;Todd Gitlin;Liel Leibovitz;The Chosen Peoples;Arnold Eisen;S. Leyla Gurkan;The Jews as a Chosen People;Avi Becker;David Novak;The Election of Israel;Daniel Frank;A People Apart;Old Testament;Jewish Studies;theology;religious studies;Jewish-Christian relations;Judaism;Jewish history;Zionism;Jewish religious thought;Jewish nationalism;Israel;Jewish political purpose;Jews in early Islam;medieval Christianity
  • Mordecai Kaplan
  • Moses Mendelssohn
  • Pierre Bayle
  • Sabbatai Zevi
  • Samson Hirsch
  • Samuel Hirsch
  • Voltaire
  • Walter Benjamin
  • Walter Scott
  • anti-Semitism
  • the Enlightenment
  • the Holocaust
  • RELIGION / Judaism / History
Target audience
specialized
Label
What Are Jews For? : History, Peoplehood, and Purpose, Adam Sutcliffe
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Publication
Copyright
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5. Normalization and Its Discontents
  • Conclusion. So What Are Jews For? Jews and Contempor ary Purpose
  • Notes
  • Index
  • A NOTE ON THE TYPE
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Preface and Acknowledgements
  • Introduction. What Are Jews For? History and the Purpose Question
  • 1. Religion, Sovereignty, Messianism
  • 2. Reason, Toleration, Emancipation
  • 3. Teachers and Traders
  • 4. Light unto the Nations
Extent
1 online resource (376 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780691201931
Lccn
2019032983
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1515/9780691201931
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (DE-B1597)545486
  • (DE-B1597)9780691201931
Label
What Are Jews For? : History, Peoplehood, and Purpose, Adam Sutcliffe
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5. Normalization and Its Discontents
  • Conclusion. So What Are Jews For? Jews and Contempor ary Purpose
  • Notes
  • Index
  • A NOTE ON THE TYPE
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Preface and Acknowledgements
  • Introduction. What Are Jews For? History and the Purpose Question
  • 1. Religion, Sovereignty, Messianism
  • 2. Reason, Toleration, Emancipation
  • 3. Teachers and Traders
  • 4. Light unto the Nations
Extent
1 online resource (376 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780691201931
Lccn
2019032983
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1515/9780691201931
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (DE-B1597)545486
  • (DE-B1597)9780691201931

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