Religion, Redemption and Revolution: The New Speech Thinking Revolution of Franz Rozenzweig and Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy

By Wayne Cristaudo

© 2012

Religion, Redemption, and Revolution closely examines the intertwined intellectual development of one of the most important Jewish thinkers of the twentieth century, Franz Rosenzweig, and his friend and teacher, Christian sociologist Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy. The first major English work on Rosenstock-Huessy, it also provides a significant reinterpretation of Rosenzweig's writings based on the thinkers' shared insights — including their critique of modern Western philosophy, and their novel conception of speech.

This groundbreaking bookprovides a detailed examination of their ‘new speech thinking’ paradigm, a model grounded in the faith traditions of Judaism and Christianity. Wayne Cristaudo contrasts this paradigm against the radical liberalism that has dominated social theory for the last fifty years. Religion, Redemption, and Revolution provides powerful arguments for the continued relevance of Rosenzweig and Rosenstock-Huessy's work in navigating the religious, social, and political conflicts we now face.

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Religion, Redemption, and Revolution provides powerful arguments for the continued relevance of Rosenzweig and Rosenstock-Huessy's work in navigating the religious, social, and political conflicts we now face.

Religion, Redemption and Revolution: The New Speech Thinking Revolution of Franz Rozenzweig and Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy

By Wayne Cristaudo

© 2012

Religion, Redemption, and Revolution closely examines the intertwined intellectual development of one of the most important Jewish thinkers of the twentieth century, Franz Rosenzweig, and his friend and teacher, Christian sociologist Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy. The first major English work on Rosenstock-Huessy, it also provides a significant reinterpretation of Rosenzweig's writings based on the thinkers' shared insights — including their critique of modern Western philosophy, and their novel conception of speech.

This groundbreaking bookprovides a detailed examination of their ‘new speech thinking’ paradigm, a model grounded in the faith traditions of Judaism and Christianity. Wayne Cristaudo contrasts this paradigm against the radical liberalism that has dominated social theory for the last fifty years. Religion, Redemption, and Revolution provides powerful arguments for the continued relevance of Rosenzweig and Rosenstock-Huessy's work in navigating the religious, social, and political conflicts we now face.

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Product Details

  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 624 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.4in x 1.4in x 9.3in
  • Author Information

    Wayne Cristaudo is the deputy head and an associate professor in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures at the University of Hong Kong.

  • Table of contents

    ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

    PREFACE

    INTRODUCING ROSENZWEIG AND ROSENSTOCK-HUESSY AND THEIR “COMMON LIFE’S WORK” 

    CHAPTER 1: WHICH SPIRIT TO SERVE? THE STIRRING OF THE LIVING LOVING GOD 

     CHAPTER 2: THE NEW THINKING

    CHAPTER 3: GRAMMATICAL ORGANONS IN ROSENSTOCK-HUESSY AND ROSENZWEIG

    CHAPTER 4: ON GOD AS AN INDISSOLUBLE NAME AND AN INDISPENSIBLE POLE OF THE REAL

    CHAPTER 5: THE SUNDERED AND THE WHOLE: ROSENZWEIG’S DISTINCTION BETWEEN THE PAGANS AND THE ELECT 

    CHAPTER 6: ROSENSTOCK-HUESSY’S INCARNATORY CHRISTIANITY

    CHAPTER 7: THE AGES OF THE CHURCH AND REDEMPTION THROUGH REVOLUTION

    CHAPTER 8: THE MODERN HUMANISTIC TURN OF THE FRENCH REVOLUTION IN ROSENSTOCK-HUESSY

    CHAPTER 9: BEYOND THE IDOL OF THE NATION: ROSENSTOCK-HUESSY IN THE AFTERMATH OF THE GREAT WAR 

    CHAPTER 10: BEYOND THE IDOL OF THE STATE: ROSENZWEIG ON HEGEL

    CHAPTER 11: BEYOND THE IDOL OF ART PART 1: ROSENZWEIG AND THE ROLE OF ART IN REDEMPTION

    CHAPTER 12: BEYOND THE IDOL OF ART PART 2: ROSENSTOCK-HUESSY AND ART IN SERVICE TO REVOLUTION

    CHAPTER 13: BEYOND THE PROPHETS OF MODERNITY: ROSENZWEIG AND ROSENSTOCK-HUESSY ON NIETZSCHE AND MARX

    CHAPTER 14: ROSENZWEIG ON WHY ALLAH IS NOT THE LOVING REVEALING REDEEMING GOD

    CHAPTER 15: ROSENSTOCK-HUESSY ON ISLAM, CONFUCIANISM, TAOISM AND BUDDHISM

    CONCLUSION - PAGAN, JEW, CHRISTIAN OR THREE LIVES IN ONE LOVE

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