Negative Theology as Jewish Modernity

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Negative theology is the attempt to describe God by speaking in terms of what God is not. Historical affinities between Jewish modernity and negative theology indicate new directions for thematizing the modern Jewish experience. Questions such as, What are the limits of Jewish modernity in terms of negativity? Has this creative tradition exhausted itself? and How might Jewish thought go forward? anchor these original essays. Taken together they explore the roots and legacies of negative theology in Jewish thought, examine the viability and limits of theorizing the modern Jewish experience as negative theology, and offer a fresh perspective from which to approach Jewish intellectual history.

Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBloomington
PublisherIndiana University Press
Number of pages380
ISBN (Electronic)9780253025043
ISBN (Print)9780253024725
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2017

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NameNew Jewish Philosophy and Thought
PublisherIndiana University Press

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