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Judaism Despite Christianity

The 1916 Wartime Correspondence Between Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy and Franz Rosenzweig

With a New Foreword by Paul Mendes-Flohr, a New Preface by Harold Stahmer, and a New Chronology by Michael Gormann-Thelen

Judaism Despite Christianity

The 1916 Wartime Correspondence Between Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy and Franz Rosenzweig

With a New Foreword by Paul Mendes-Flohr, a New Preface by Harold Stahmer, and a New Chronology by Michael Gormann-Thelen
Before they were both internationally renowned philosophers, Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy and Franz Rosenzweig were young German soldiers fighting in World War I corresponding by letter and forming the foundation of their deep intellectual friendship. Collected here, this correspondence provides an intimate portrait of their views on history, philosophy, rhetoric, and religion as well as on their writings and professors. Most centrally, Rosenstock-Huessy and Rosenzweig discuss, frankly but respectfully, the differences between Judaism and Chiristianity and the reasons they have chosen their respective faiths.
 
This edition includes a new foreword by Paul Mendes-Flohr, a new preface by Harold Stahmer along with his original introduction, and essays by Dorothy Emmet and Alexander Altmann, who calls this correspondence “one of the most important religious documents of our age” and “the most perfect example of a human approach to the Jewish-Christian problem.”

224 pages | 1 halftone | 6 x 9 | © 1935, 2011

Jewish Studies

Religion: Comparative Studies and History of Religion, Judaism

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Foreword
by Paul Mendes-Flohr

Preface
by Harold Stahmer

Chronology
by Michael Gormann-Thelen

Introduction
by Harold Stahmer

1 About the Correspondence
Essays by Alexander Altmann and Dorothy M. Emmet

2 Prologue/Epilogue to the Letters—Fifty Years Later

3 The Dialogue on Christianity and Judaism

4 The Epilogue

5 Hitler and Israel, or On Prayer

 Index

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