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Giving Beyond the Gift: Apophasis and Overcoming Theomania

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Giving Beyond the Gift: Apophasis and Overcoming Theomania

Elliot R. Wolfson

The book explores the codependency of monotheism and idolatry by examining the thought of several prominent twentieth-century Jewish philosophers—Hermann Cohen, Martin Buber, Franz Rosenzweig, and Emmanuel Levinas. While all of these thinkers were keenly aware of the pitfalls of scriptural theism, in differing degrees, they each succumbed to the temptation to personify transcendence, even as they tried either to circumvent or to restrain it by apophatically purging kataphatic descriptions of the deity. ... Read more


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