The Orthodox Jew as Intellectual Crank

Singer, David
August 1990
First Things: A Monthly Journal of Religion & Public Life;Aug/Sep1990, Issue 5, p44
Examines the reputation of Orthodox Jewish intellectuals Baruch Kurzweil and Yeshayahu Leibowitz as intellectual cranks. Types of response to the challenge of modernity according to sociologist Peter Berger; Description of the key typological features of the Orthodox intellectual crank; Characterization of their encounter with modernity.


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