Rosenzweig and War. A Question of "Point of View"

Bensussan, Gérard
April 2013
CR: The New Centennial Review;Spring2013, Vol. 13 Issue 1, p115
Academic Journal
The article discusses Jewish theologian and philosopher Franz Rosenzweig's understanding of war as it is outlined in a series of unpublished texts on the subject entitled "Vox Dei," "Cannes et Gorlice," and "Globus." The author compares Rosenzweig's geopolitical view of history as outlined in these texts to his discussion of war found in the opening pages of his best known work, "The Star of Redemption." He begins by evaluating the impact of Rosenzweig's experience in World War I on "The Star," and goes on to explain Rosenzweig's ambivalence towards pacifism based in his belief on the interconnected nature of peace and war.


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