Voltaire's Jews and Modern Jewish Identity: Rethinking the Enlightenment

Voltaire's Jews and Modern Jewish Identity: Rethinking the Enlightenment

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Harvey Mitchell's book argues that a reassessment of Voltaire's treatment of traditional Judaism will sharpen discussion of the origins of, and responses to, the Enlightenment. His study shows how Voltaire's nearly total antipathy to Judaism is best understood  by stressing his self-regard as the author of an enlightened and rational universal history, which found  Judaism's memory of its past incoherent, and, in addition, failed to meet the criteria of objective… (more)

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Publisher: Routledge (August 21, 2012)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 296 pages

File size: 520 KB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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