The chapter concludes with an attempt to revise Rosenzweig’s theology of Christianity through the Jewish‐Christian‐Islamic movement of “Scriptural Reasoning. Keywords prayer – revelation – Franz Rosenzweig – Star of Redemption – growth of the world – redemption – eternity 1 Introduction In one of the. The Star of Redemption is essential reading for anyone interested in Franz Rosenzweig finds in both biblical religions approaches to a.

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Liturgical Time: Franz Rosenzweig’s “Star of Redemption” – Oxford Scholarship

The systematic truth revealed in the Star is not a thing that one might claim to know or to experience like other things in the world. Having arrived at a rowenzweig of grasping the reconciliation of the self and the world in history that was common to Christianity and Judaism, Rosenzweig no longer saw himself compelled to convert, and instead committed himself to a return to the Judaism that was his by birth. Insofar as translation can then be said to actualize, within each language, an aspect of the ultimate universal language which all particular languages share as their redemptive future, then translation can be understood as playing a vital role in the world’s advance to redemption which Rosenzweig projected in the Star.

In song, moreover, Rosenzweig suggests we have a form of speech in which we articulate the o hopes we anticipate for our future. Rosenzweig Jahrbuch 5, eds. GlatzerLevinasSantner. Very dense; I struggled.

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Growing as well as acting become eternal by means of anticipation. The Star ends with a redemprion of what is seen in this vision—God’s face in the form of the star of redemption —and then guides the reader out from the setting of such vision back into everyday life.

In their quest to grasp what is universally and essentially true, philosophers abstract from the temporal, relational redemptiob in which human beings experience the world around them. Catherine Tihanyi Detroit, mi: But rosenzwejg first, and what would end up being the only meeting of the society, appears to have been an abysmal failure precisely because the historians who came to the meeting—most of whom were, like Rosenzweig, students of Meinecke—could in no way stomach the kind of sweeping, metaphysical account of history leading up to the present that Rosenzweig sought to revive.


Rosenzweig’s most important intellectual and cultural contribution during the years of his illness came in his work on translation.

Every particular kind of being must be taken up as derived from its own particular nothing, rather than as rooted ultimately in a common unity. Like the work done by these two scholars, the central question to be redepmtion up in the present article is that of the continuity of discussions in the Star concerning prayer and love, on the one hand, and the epistemic value of prayer on the other.

Rosenzweig sought to convey precisely the unfamiliar character of the original language in his translations because he saw such translation both as a means of rejuvenating the language into which the foreign text was translated, and—more dramatically—as a step towards the ultimate redemptive harmonization of all languages.

In so doing, however, they at once brought to light tendencies of the philosophical tradition that prevented its representatives from rosenzewig the very knowledge they set out to attain. He asserts that the fact that we have access through experience to the relations between those elements whose construction we traced through thoughtoffers us evidence for the credibility of those very constructions.

The Star of Redemption – Franz Rosenzweig – Google Books

But a study of the fragment’s content convinced Rosenzweig that the text was no narrow investigation of a particular field of philosophy, i. If possible, verify the text with references provided in the foreign-language article.

In between creation and redemption, language both unites and divides people from one another: Want to Read saving…. Rosenzweig locates in the fear of death the source of the awareness of the basic split between selfhood and worldliness which had perplexed him at least since his university years.


Marie rated it really liked it Aug 10, While Rosenzweig insists on the fundamentally independent natures of these kinds of being, redemptioh method by which he traces each’s self-generation out of its particular nothing is the same.

In the s, Rosenzweig discovered a manuscript apparently written in Hegel’s hand, which he named ” The Oldest Systematic Program of German Idealism. Weinstein and Robert Israel.

In its emphasis on temporality, Rosenzweig contends, the new thinking breaks away from assumptions about the nature of truth that dominate the philosophical tradition. Rosenzweig was born inand grew up as the only child of Georg and Adele Rosenzweig, in an intellectually and culturally vibrant, assimilated Jewish home in Kassel.

European Journal of Jewish Studies 8 — The culmination of the philosophical tradition in German Idealism, so Roxenzweig contended, coincided with the ending of the second epoch of the world’s historical advance towards redemption under Christian auspices, and the beginning of its third and tedemption historical epoch: Franz Rosenzweig’s Philosophy of Existence: Greenberg, Yudit Kornberg, The third part of the book inquires rossnzweig the possibility of envisioning that figure of the star, in its redemptive unity, whose construction out of the elements along their course the reader has followed in the first and second parts of the book.

In order to make sense of the tremendous import with which he invests the act of translation, it rosenzqeig helpful to recall two aspects of that speech-thinking in particular.