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Socrates and the Jews : Hellenism and Hebraism from Moses Mendelssohn to Sigmund Freud, Hardback Book

Socrates and the Jews : Hellenism and Hebraism from Moses Mendelssohn to Sigmund Freud Hardback

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"What has Athens to do with Jerusalem?" Asked by the early Christian Tertullian, the question was vigorously debated in the nineteenth century.

While classics dominated the intellectual life of Europe, Christianity still prevailed and conflicts raged between the religious and the secular.

Taking on the question of how the glories of the classical world could be reconciled with the Bible, "Socrates and the Jews" explains how Judaism played a vital role in defining modern philhellenism.

Exploring the tension between Hebraism and Hellenism, Miriam Leonard gracefully probes the philosophical tradition behind the development of classical philology and considers how the conflict became a preoccupation for the leading thinkers of modernity, including Matthew Arnold, Moses Mendelssohn, Kant, Marx, Nietzsche, and Freud.

For each, she shows how the contrast between classical and biblical traditions is central to writings about rationalism, political subjectivity, and progress.

Illustrating how the encounter between Athens and Jerusalem became a lightning rod for intellectual concerns, this book is a sophisticated addition to the history of ideas.

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