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The ExorbitantEmmanuel Levinas Between Jews and Christians$
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Kevin Hart and Michael A. Signer

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780823230150

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: March 2011

DOI: 10.5422/fso/9780823230150.001.0001

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“Love Strong As Death”

“Love Strong As Death”

Levinas and Heidegger

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(p.108) “Love Strong As Death”
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The Exorbitant
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Jeffrey L. Kosky

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Fordham University Press
DOI:10.5422/fso/9780823230150.003.0007

This chapter proposes the issue “love strong as death,” an issue of concern to members of both Jewish and Christian traditions, and perhaps equally to those committed to neither. Whether or not Levinas's account of this love strong as death is Jewish, Christian, or neither is, beside the point. We, as readers, confront Levinas's text from our own positions as a Jew, a Christian, a resolutely secular, or some confused commitment to them all. We can learn much about ourselves and our own positions from our response to the challenge his text poses: To what extent do our commitments to these traditions admit alteration by confrontation with Levinas? To what extent do our commitments to these traditions refuse to budge and not let us accept anything from Levinas beyond a certain point? What do our responses to both these questions tell us about ourselves and the world we inhabit? These questions are asked in this chapter.

Keywords:   Emmanuel Levinas, love, death, Judaism, Jews, Christians

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