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Author Hotam, Yotam

Title Modern Gnosis and Zionism : the Crisis of Culture, Life Philosophy and Jewish National Thought
Published Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (273 pages)
Series Routledge Jewish Studies Series
Routledge Jewish studies series.
Contents Germany, the crisis of culture and secular theology -- Life philosophy or modern gnosis -- Modern Jewish gnosis -- Zionist thought
Summary In the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, the German intellectual world was challenged by a growing distrust in the rational ideals of the enlightenment, and consequently by a belief in the existence of a radical 'cultural crisis'. One response to this crisis was the emergence of 'Life Philosophy', which celebrated the irrational, expressive, instinctive and spontaneous, while rejecting the rational, conscious, and logical. Around the same time and place, Zionist thought crystallized. It discussed issues like the 'Jewish essence', the creation of a new Jewish person and a new Jewi
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 236-250) and index
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Subject Jewish philosophy.
Jews -- Germany -- Social conditions
Philosophy, German -- 19th century.
Zionism and Judaism.
Zionism -- Germany -- History
Jewish philosophy.
Jews -- Social conditions.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Ideologies -- Nationalism.
Philosophy, German.
Zionism and Judaism.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0203084292