Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eliezer Schweid: The Responsibility of Jewish Philosophy

Leiden: Brill, 2013. First edition. Hardcover. Octavo. xiii, 256pp. Select bibliography (with some Hebrew). Black over light blue boards, photo of Schweid on front cover. A fine, as new copy.

This volume features Eliezer Schweid's most original essays and an interview with him. Together they express his fundamental outlook: the faith of a secular Jew, articulating responsibility toward one's neighbor, one's people, the world, and God in a secular age. (OCLC)

This volume features Eliezer Schweid’s philosophy of Judaism for a secular age. The volume brings together four of Schweid’s most original and influential philosophical essays and an interview with him that together express his fundamental outlook: the faith of a secular Jew, freely choosing loyalty to his or her national culture and drawing on Jewish heritage to inform how to act responsibly toward one’s neighbor, one’s people, the world, and God. The themes span the gamut of Schweid’s life work: the existential loneliness of the modern Jew; Judaism as a culture; faith in light of the Holocaust; and appreciation for secular humanism with awareness of its shortcomings, given the enduring legacy of the Jewish biblical heritage. (Publisher)
Contents: Machine generated contents note:; Eliezer Schweid: An Intellectual Portrait /; Leonard Levin --; Judaism as a Culture --; Faith Confronting the Experiences of Our Age --; Humanism, Globalization, Postmodernism, and the Jewish People --; Drama of Secular History: The Return to Nature and Exit from the Other Side. (OCLC)

Brill's "Library of Contemporary Jewish Philosophers," Volume 1. Fine. Item #52101
ISBN: 9789004234840

Price: $95.00