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Rosenzweig and Buber

Jon Levenson / December 25, 2013

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While Rosenzweig and Levinas share much in common with Buber, they stress the fundamentally asymmetrical nature of our relation to others and to God. What are the implications of these three philosophers’ ideas for inter-religious dialogue?




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Jon Levenson

Jon Levenson is the Albert A. List Professorof Jewish Studies at Harvard University. His book Resurrection and the Restoration of Israel: TheUltimate Victory of the God of Life (Yale University Press, 2006) won a National Jewish Book Award and the Biblical Archaeology Society Publication Award in the category of Best Book Relating to the Hebrew Bible published in 2005 or 2006. His most recent book is Inheriting Abraham: The Legacy of the Patriarch in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam (Princeton University Press, 2012). His work concentrates onthe interpretation of the Hebrew Bible, including its reinterpretations in the “rewritten Bible” of SecondTemple Judaism and rabbinic midrash.

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