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The Cross and the Star free pdf Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy, a Christian convert and a social philosophy scholar, had an intense conversation with the Jewish thinker Franz Rosenzweig in 1913. This 'Leipzig Conversation' shattered Rosenzweig's understanding of the meaning of religion, but it also propelled him to embrace his innate Jewish faith. Three years later, they engaged in a correspondence that has emerged as an historic, stunning dialogue on Jewish-Christian thinking. Rosenzweig went on to write "The Star of Redemption", a classic work of modern Jewish philosophical theology and to become one of the most important and influential figures of twentieth-century German Jewry. Rosenstock-Huessy took a different path - writing his "Sociology", which pointed the social sciences in a new direction based on speech-thinking, and an enormous, rich body of work covering grammar and society, revolutions, Church history, and industrial law- teaching generations of European and American university students- and, putting his faith into action. This is the first major collection of essays on these two close friends' 'new thinking'. Their dialogue mirrored Nietzsche's anti-transcendent reading of Judaism and Christianity, as well as his attack on idealism. But their dialogue also resurrected the redemptive cores of these faiths as sources for the rejuvenation of human society. This book brings to publication three essays by Rosenstock-Huessy on Nietzsche, and a translation of a chapter from his "Sociology", clarifying the post-Nietzschean approach of the 'new thinking'. "The Cross and the Star", a 50-year span of significant scholarship, vivifies the reasons for Rosenzweig's and Rosenstock-Huessy's influence on faith and society, and why their respective thought speaks directly and enduringly to the global human challenges of our time.

About Wayne Cristaudo

Wayne Cristaudo is the Director of European Studies at the University of Hong Kong. He is the author and editor of books and articles on social and political theory including Power, Love and Evil: Contribution to a Philosophy of the Damaged. He has just completed a major study on Rosenzweig and Rosenstock-Huessy entitled Religion, Redemption, and Revolution: The Speech Thinking of Franz Rosenzweig and Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy. Frances Huessy's editorial work includes the transcription of Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy's 300 recorded English-language lectures- copyediting his bibliography- and editing and annotating the 1937 essay, A Classic and a Founder. She specializes in editorial assistance to innovative thinkers, concentrating in subject areas ranging from philosophy, religion, economics, and environmental policy to scientific research.

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Author : Wayne Cristaudo
Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Data Published : 01 August 2009
ISBN : 1443810118
EAN : 9781443810111
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 390 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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