Is the Human Being Redeemable? Consolation as an Integral Meaning of Rosenzweig’s Understanding of Redemption: A Blumenbergian Reflection

In: The Journal of Jewish Thought and Philosophy
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  • 1 Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, Evangelisch-Theologische Fakultät, Abteilung Praktische TheologieTübingenGermany
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In this article, I test out Hans Blumenberg’s understanding of consolation as a pattern to interpret Rosenzweig’s “new thinking.” Drawing on Blumenberg’s philosophical anthropology, I explore the connection between the concept of redemption as consolation and the image of the human being that it presupposes. I further examine the function of consolation in concepts and non-conceptual images through a comparison of redemptive consolation in the respective thought of Luther and Rosenzweig.

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