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Another ModernityElia Benamozegh's Jewish Universalism$
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Clémence Boulouque

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781503612006

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: January 2021

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9781503612006.001.0001

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(p.193) Epilogue
Another Modernity

Clémence Boulouque

Stanford University Press

THE FIRST REVIEW of Israel and Humanity appeared in 1914. It was penned by Maurice Vexler, a promising rabbi soon to perish at Verdun. Vexler’s perceptive review captured Benamozegh’s achievements and shortcomings—and his idiosyncrasy. He characterized Benamozegh’s mindset as a “very peculiar” one: “The modern and the ancient coexist in him, and the mix of the two is disconcerting.” Still, Vexler contended, “regardless of what one may think [of Benamozegh] as scholar, historian, exegete, or grammarian, his speculative boldness, the audacity and magnitude of his religious conceptions, and the freshness and spontaneity of his theological sensibilities make him one of the most notable Jewish theologians to emerge in the modern period.”...

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