Snow Storm Slog — (Jewish) Political Theology — Ecological Apocalypse


In the car with Randi Rashkover and Martin Kavka’s new edited book on Jewish philosophy, liberalism, and political theology, this is what it looked like on rt. 90 trying to get out of Boston last Tuesday after the annual conference of the Association of Jewish Studies. An unpleasant  7 hour trip, it took 2 hours to get to rt. 84, and then smooth sailing all the way home. Jewish philosophy and political theology embedded in fields of steel and snow and electronic information, stuck at a standstill. Today it feels like 75 degrees. The planet heats up. Political theology before the face of ecological apocalypse just before the end of time. A patient philosophical form, Liberal Jewish Philosophy Place can drive through anything.

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Zachary Braiterman is Professor of Religion in the Department of Religion at Syracuse University. His specialization is modern Jewish thought and philosophical aesthetics.
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2 Responses to Snow Storm Slog — (Jewish) Political Theology — Ecological Apocalypse

  1. efmooney says:

    Can’t help but share my excitement at spending thee days in Frankfurt with scholars devoted to the intersection of Jewish philosophy and Kierkegaard studies — Buber, Adorno, Kafka, Arendt, Levinas. What makes a philosophy ‘Jewish’? Why did these inter-war Germans think they had to start with a Dane? Michael Mogan said ‘Hi.’

    • zjb says:

      Rosenzweig includes Kierk. as part of the new thinking in the intro. to the Star, but doesn’t do much with him. Have fun in Frankfurt and say hi to Michael.

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