AI205 Franz Rosenzweig's 'The Star of Redemption'

Franz Rosenzweig’s s "Der Stern der Erlösung" (1921) is arguably the greatest work of modern Jewish philosophy. It presents a system of philosophy that seeks to give a comprehensive and ramified account of “All” that is, and of the human being’s place within that “All”. It is a description, schematized on the Star of David, of the three relationships between God, humanity, and the world, as they are connected by creation, revelation and redemption. In this course we will submit the Star to a close reading with an eye to how the "new thinking" is able to reclaim an "old" tradition in an unprecedented manner.

  • Course Specifications
  • Type: Elective
  • Lesson type: Lecture
  • Hours: 28 (5 credits)
  • Requirement: 1 quiz & 1 essay
  • Instructor: Prof. PAUL FRANKS
  • Status: The course will be available in 2022.
  • Course Readings 1
  • Franz Rosenzweig, The Star of Redemption (HR&W, 1971)