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Michah Gottlieb: Faith and Freedom. Moses Mendelssohn's Theological-Political Thought. Oxford University Press, 2011.
De uitgever: "Michah Gottlieb presents a new reading of Mendelssohn arguing that he defends Jewish religious concepts sincerely, but gives them a humanistic interpretation appropriate to life in a free, diverse modern society. Gottlieb argues that the faith-reason debate is best understood not primarily as an argument about metaphysical questions, such as whether or not God exists, but rather as a contest between two competing conceptions of human dignity and freedom. Mendelssohn, Gottlieb contends, gives expression to a humanistic religious perspective worthy of renewed consideration today."
Michah Gottlieb is Assistant Professor of Jewish Thought in the Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies. His current research centers on the Jewish-Christian debate over faith and reason in the period of the German Enlightenment, with attention to the social, political, and ethical dimensions of this debate. He has published numerous articles on medieval and modern Jewish thought and is editing a new collection of Moses Mendelssohn’s writings. From 2006-2007 he was a Yad Hanadiv Fellow at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. [cf hier]