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The Genius

Elijah of Vilna and the Making of Modern Judaism


Συγγραφέας: Stern Eliyahu
Εκδότης: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300179309
Αριθμός Σελίδων: 352
Διαστάσεις: 21x3x14
Έτος Έκδοσης: 2013

Σύνοψη του βιβλίου "The Genius"

Elijah ben Solomon, the "Genius of Vilna," was perhaps the best-known and most understudied figure in modern Jewish history. This book offers a new narrative of Jewish modernity based on Elijah's life and influence. While the experience of Jews in modernity has often been described as a process of Western European secularization-with Jews becoming citizens of Western nation-states, congregants of reformed synagogues, and assimilated members of society-Stern uses Elijah's story to highlight a different theory of modernization for European life. Religious movements such as Hasidism and anti-secular institutions such as the yeshiva emerged from the same democratization of knowledge and privatization of religion that gave rise to secular and universal movements and institutions. Claimed by traditionalists, enlighteners, Zionists, and the Orthodox, Elijah's genius and its afterlife capture an all-embracing interpretation of the modern Jewish experience. Through the story of the "Vilna Gaon," Stern presents a new model for understanding modern Jewish history and more generally the place of traditionalism and religious radicalism in modern Western life and thought.


Συγγραφέας/εις: Stern Eliyahu
ISBN: 9780300179309
Ημερ/νία έκδοσης: 04/01/2013
Εκδότης: Yale University Press
Εξώφυλλο: Hardback
Σελίδες: 352
Τόπος έκδοσης: New Haven
Χώρα έκδοσης: United States
Βάρος βιβλίου: 635 gr
Διαστάσεις βιβλίου: 21x3x14 cm

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