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Moses Mendelssohn's Living Script: Philosophy, Practice, History, Judaism
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Moses Mendelssohn (1729-1786) is often described as the founder of modern Jewish thought and as a leading philosopher of the late Enlightenment. One of Mendelssohn's main concerns was how to conceive of the relationship between Judaism, philosophy, and the civic life of a modern state. Elias Sacks explores Mendelssohn's landmark account of Jewish practice--Judaism's "living script," to use his famous phrase--to present a broader reading of Mendelssohn's writings and extend inquiry into conversations about modernity and religion. By studying Mendelssohn's thought in these dimensions, Sacks suggests that he shows a deep concern with history. Sacks affords a view of a foundational moment in Jewish modernity and forwards new ways of thinking about ritual practice, the development of traditions, and the role of religion in society.

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  • Title Moses Mendelssohn's Living Script: Philosophy, Practice, History, Judaism
  • Author Elias Sacks
  • Binding Hardcover
  • Pages 334
  • Volumes 1
  • Language ENG
  • Publisher Indiana University Press
  • Date 2016-12-12
  • ISBN 9780253023742 / 0253023742
  • Weight 1.46 lbs (0.66 kg)
  • Dimensions 9 x 6 x 0.88 in (22.86 x 15.24 x 2.24 cm)
  • Themes
    • Chronological Period: Modern
    • Religious Orientation: Jewish
  • Library of Congress subjects Mendelssohn, Moses
  • Library of Congress Catalog Number 2016027822
  • Dewey Decimal Code 193

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Elias Sacks is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies and Jewish Studies at the University of Colorado Boulder.

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