Abstract/Details

The influence of Hegel on Emil Fackenheim's understanding of Judaism

Shulman, Celia.   Concordia University (Canada) ProQuest Dissertations Publishing,  2004. MQ91114.

Abstract (summary)

Fackenheim's use of Midrash resonates with a Hegelian prism through which one approaches philosophy, religion and history. The anti-Judaism that is found in Hegel is largely due to his unfamiliarity with Jewish sources. His main contention is that Judaism is no longer historically relevant because Jews have lost their sovereign state and that Judaism is no longer a true philosophy or religion, since revelation is a one time event, which cannot be carried to the present or the future. The undialectical nature of Judaism is, to Hegel, the reason why Judaism is surpassed by Christianity. Fackenheim juxtaposes Hegel's framework with Midrash to show that, indeed, a vital Judaism has appeared on the historical scene the second time. To Fackenheim, the Holocaust and the State of Israel are major watersheds in the history of Judaism, with the Holocaust having revelatory significance. Judaism's historical rootedness is paralleled by the importance Hegel attributed to history in his own analytical framework.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Religion
Classification
0318: Religion
Identifier / keyword
Philosophy, religion and theology; Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
Title
The influence of Hegel on Emil Fackenheim's understanding of Judaism
Author
Shulman, Celia
Number of pages
114
Degree date
2004
School code
0228
Source
MAI 42/06M, Masters Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
978-0-612-91114-7
Advisor
Oppenheim, Michael
University/institution
Concordia University (Canada)
University location
Canada -- Quebec, CA
Degree
M.A.
Source type
Dissertation or Thesis
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
MQ91114
ProQuest document ID
305130924
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
https://www.proquest.com/docview/305130924/fulltextPDF