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The Resource The first modern Jew : Spinoza and the history of an image, Daniel B. Schwartz

The first modern Jew : Spinoza and the history of an image, Daniel B. Schwartz

Label
The first modern Jew : Spinoza and the history of an image
Title
The first modern Jew
Title remainder
Spinoza and the history of an image
Statement of responsibility
Daniel B. Schwartz
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Pioneering biblical critic, theorist of democracy, and legendary conflater of God and nature, Jewish philosopher Baruch Spinoza (1632-1677) was excommunicated by the Sephardic Jews of Amsterdam in 1656 for his "horrible heresies" and "monstrous deeds." Yet, over the past three centuries, Spinoza's rupture with traditional Jewish beliefs and practices has elevated him to a prominent place in genealogies of Jewish modernity. The First Modern Jew provides a riveting look at how Spinoza went from being one of Judaism's most notorious outcasts to one of its most celebrated, if still highly controversial, cultural icons, and a powerful and protean symbol of the first modern secular Jew. Ranging from Amsterdam to Palestine and back again to Europe, the book chronicles Spinoza's posthumous odyssey from marginalized heretic to hero, the exemplar of a whole host of Jewish identities, including cosmopolitan, nationalist, reformist, and rejectionist. Daniel Schwartz shows that in fashioning Spinoza into "the first modern Jew," generations of Jewish intellectuals -German liberals, East European maskilim, secular Zionists, and Yiddishists- have projected their own dilemmas of identity onto him, reshaping the Amsterdam thinker in their own image. The many afterlives of Spinoza are a kind of looking glass into the struggles of Jewish writers over where to draw the boundaries of Jewishness and whether a secular Jewish identity is indeed possible. Cumulatively, these afterlives offer a kaleidoscopic view of modern Jewish culture and a vivid history of an obsession with Spinoza that continues to this day."--Print version jacket
Cataloging source
EBLCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1974-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Schwartz, Daniel B.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Spinoza, Benedictus de
  • Spinoza, Benedictus de
  • Jews
  • Jews
  • Jewish learning and scholarship
  • Jewish philosophy
  • RELIGION
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Jewish learning and scholarship
  • Jewish philosophy
  • Jews
  • Jews
Label
The first modern Jew : Spinoza and the history of an image, Daniel B. Schwartz
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : Spinoza's Jewish modernities -- Ex-Jew, eternal Jew: early representations of the Jewish Spinoza -- Refining Spinoza : Moses Mendelssohn's response to the Amsterdam heretic -- The first modern Jew : Berthold Auerbach's Spinoza and the beginnings of an image -- A rebel against the past, a revealer of secrets : Salomon Rubin and the east European Maskilic Spinoza -- From the heights of Mount Scopus : Yosef Klausner and the Zionist rehabilitation of Spinoza -- Farewell, Spinoza : I.B. Singer and the tragicomedy of the Jewish Spinozist -- Epilogue : Spinoza Redivivus in the twenty-first century
Control code
ocn777375439
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (270 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780691142913
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttffrf
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)777375439
Label
The first modern Jew : Spinoza and the history of an image, Daniel B. Schwartz
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : Spinoza's Jewish modernities -- Ex-Jew, eternal Jew: early representations of the Jewish Spinoza -- Refining Spinoza : Moses Mendelssohn's response to the Amsterdam heretic -- The first modern Jew : Berthold Auerbach's Spinoza and the beginnings of an image -- A rebel against the past, a revealer of secrets : Salomon Rubin and the east European Maskilic Spinoza -- From the heights of Mount Scopus : Yosef Klausner and the Zionist rehabilitation of Spinoza -- Farewell, Spinoza : I.B. Singer and the tragicomedy of the Jewish Spinozist -- Epilogue : Spinoza Redivivus in the twenty-first century
Control code
ocn777375439
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (270 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780691142913
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttffrf
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)777375439

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