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Stasis In Moltmann E Schmitt, Pier Giuseppe Monateri Dec 2013

Stasis In Moltmann E Schmitt, Pier Giuseppe Monateri

Pier Giuseppe Monateri

The essay introduces an original interpretation of Moltmann’s thought on Christian kenosis, according to the fundamental critical method known as ‘close reading’. On this ground, the Author brings to the surface the complex bulk of literary quotations which give substance to a specific passage in Moltmann’s work “The Crucified God”. Quotations become an intellectual device apt to produce meaning through its proper deferral and suspension. Within this framework, the Author’s main purpose is to put at the centre of the scene the explicit reference made by Moltmann to C. Schmitt’s concept of stasis, in order to ...


נבואה והסדר המדיני המושלם: התיאולוגיה המדינית של ליאו שטראוס Prophecy And The Perfect Political Order: The Political Theology Of Leo Strauss, Haim חיים O. Rechnitzer רכניצר Nov 2012

נבואה והסדר המדיני המושלם: התיאולוגיה המדינית של ליאו שטראוס Prophecy And The Perfect Political Order: The Political Theology Of Leo Strauss, Haim חיים O. Rechnitzer רכניצר

Haim O Rechnitzer חיים א. רכניצר

The theological-political problem, the inherent tensions between religion, human intellect and political society are the focus of the book Philosophy and the Perfect Political Order: the Political Theology of Leo Strauss. Strauss, (1899-1973) one of the greatest scholars of political philosophy, never produced an independent philosophy. Instead, his philosophical thought is entwined within commentary on the works of Maimonides, Hobbes, Spinoza, Nietzsche and others. In this book, it is reconstructed through a comprehensive investigation of his works. Strauss placed himself in opposition to his teachers and colleagues Herman Cohen, Franz Rosenzweig, and Martin Buber. He challenged their syntheses of Judaism ...


Hobbes, Maimonides, Healthcare Reform And Tzelem Elohim: The Political Theology Of Universal Health Care, Haim O. Rechnitzer Jan 2010

Hobbes, Maimonides, Healthcare Reform And Tzelem Elohim: The Political Theology Of Universal Health Care, Haim O. Rechnitzer

Haim O Rechnitzer חיים א. רכניצר

Are we as a society morally obligated to guarantee everyone equal access to health care? Religious leaders cannot exempt themselves from the discussion, leaving the politicians to determine the ideological parameters of the debate and the experts to phrase the questions. The way the problem is defined determines the solutions. The economics regarding feasibility and logistics should be secondary.


The Political Theology Of Leo Strauss" (Hebrew), Haim O. Rechnitzer Jan 2009

The Political Theology Of Leo Strauss" (Hebrew), Haim O. Rechnitzer

Haim O Rechnitzer חיים א. רכניצר

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Tell Me What Your Questions Are And I Will Tell You Who You Are: Some Reflections On The 'Proposed Taxonomy For A Twenty-First-Century Theology Of Reform Zionism' By S. M. Davids, Haim O. Rechnitzer Jul 2008

Tell Me What Your Questions Are And I Will Tell You Who You Are: Some Reflections On The 'Proposed Taxonomy For A Twenty-First-Century Theology Of Reform Zionism' By S. M. Davids, Haim O. Rechnitzer

Haim O Rechnitzer חיים א. רכניצר

In the following pages I examine the article" A Proposed Taxonomy for a Twenty-First Century Theology of Reform Zionism" by Stanley M. Davids and argue that the "Taxonomy" in question is in fact a political theology. In that sense it is a signifies a change in the way Reform Zionism understood itself juxtapose the relations between Church and State at least in the context of the State of Israel.


Judaism And The Idea Of The Law: Leo Strauss And Yeshayahu Leibowitz's Philosophical And Ideological Interpretations Of Maimonides, Haim O. Rechnitzer Jan 2008

Judaism And The Idea Of The Law: Leo Strauss And Yeshayahu Leibowitz's Philosophical And Ideological Interpretations Of Maimonides, Haim O. Rechnitzer

Haim O Rechnitzer חיים א. רכניצר

The ideas of the modem Jewish thinkers Leo Strauss and Yeshayahu Leibowitz share a common root. Both men place the interpretation ofMaimonides at the center of their research and their own philosophical statements. Both emphasize the centrality of the Law (halalchah) as the core of Judaism and draw heavily on Maimonides to support their claims. Although Strauss and Leibowitz agree on the centrality of the Law in Maimonidean thought, they differ in interpreting the meaning of the Law in Maimonides. Strauss views the task of the Law as the creation of a political theology and identifies the Maimonidean ideal archetype ...


Redemptive Theology In The Thought Of Yeshayahu Leibowitz, Haim O. Rechnitzer Jan 2008

Redemptive Theology In The Thought Of Yeshayahu Leibowitz, Haim O. Rechnitzer

Haim O Rechnitzer חיים א. רכניצר

Yeshayahu Leibowitz’ concept of redemption is explored by focusing on his essay entitled “Redemption and the Dawn of Redemption”. In a remarkably short span—only three pages—Leibowitz laid out a complex concept of redemption liberally seasoned with irony. The concept of ‘redemption’ is frequently woven into the platforms and credos of many Jewish religious social and political movements. I argue that Leibowitz intended to redeem ‘redemption’ from the grip of any competing Jewish interpretation, and that he perceived all uses other than his own strict interpretation of the word ‘redemption’ as erroneous and idolatrous, and that reclaiming ‘redemption’ impacts ...