Judaism, Liberalism, and Political Theology (Hardcover)

By Randi Rashkover (Editor), Martin Kavka (Editor), Robert Erlewine (Contribution by)

Indiana University Press, 9780253010278, 376pp.

Publication Date: December 1, 2013

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Judaism, Liberalism, and Political Theology provides the first broad encounter between modern Jewish thought and recent developments in political theology. In opposition to impetuous associations of Judaism and liberalism and charges that Judaism cannot engender a universal political order, the essays in this volume propose a new and richly detailed engagement between Judaism and the political. The vexed status of liberalism in Jewish thought and Judaism in political theology is interrogated with recourse to thinking from across the Continental tradition.

About the Author

Randi Rashkover is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at George Mason University. She is author of Freedom and Law: A Jewish-Christian Apologetics, and Revelation and Theopolitics: Barth, Rosenzweig, and the Politics of Praise.Martin Kavka is Associate Professor in the Department of Religion at Florida State University. He is author of Jewish Messianism and the History of Philosophy, which was awarded the Jordan Schnitzer Book Award in Philosophy and Jewish Thought in 2008. He has also co-edited four books, including Judaism, Liberalism, and Political Theology (Indiana University Press, 2014). He is also co-editor of the Journal of Religious Ethics.