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Hasidism IncarnateHasidism, Christianity, and the Construction of Modern Judaism$
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Shaul Magid

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780804791304

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804791304.001.0001

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Liberal Judaism, Christianity, and the Specter of Hasidism

Liberal Judaism, Christianity, and the Specter of Hasidism

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(p.137) 6 Liberal Judaism, Christianity, and the Specter of Hasidism
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Hasidism Incarnate
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Shaul Magid

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Stanford University Press
DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804791304.003.0007

This chapter explores attitudes modern Jews have had toward Christianity through the work of four figures: Leo Baeck, Hans Joachim Schoeps, Michael Wyschogrod and Elliot Wolfson. The chapter argues that the prewar Jewish attitude toward Christianity is largely constructed in an apologetic frame. This represents what I call Judaism under the “Christian gaze,” an apologetic approach that requires Jews to focus on Judaism’s distinctiveness from Christianity. In the writings of Wyschogrod and Wolfson we see a shift whereby these scholars are no longer defensive about Judaism but are willing to engage the deep structural similarities between these religions without the need to extenuate distinctiveness. This illustrates a change in orientation that opens the reader to viewing the complex nature of Jewish attitudes toward incarnation and divine embodiment that were deflected by the earlier apologetic thinkers.

Keywords:   Apologetics, Paul, Romantic Religion, revelation, incarnation, imaginal body

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