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Is the World Redeemable? Contra Redemption

In: The Journal of Jewish Thought and Philosophy
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  • 1 Professor Emeritus, University of ChicagoChicagoUSA
  • | 2 Professor Emeritus, The Hebrew University of JerusalemJerusalemIsrael
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Abstract

At this juncture in history what is urgently needed, to state it rather paradoxically, is redemption from visions of redemption. In my brief reflections, I appeal for a studied, indeed resolute retreat from the very concept of redemption, in particular from its contemporary theological and secular iterations.

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