- Title Pages
- Part 1 Benamozegh’s Texts and Contexts: Morocco, the Risorgimento, and the Disputed Manuscript
- Chapter 1 The Moroccan World of a Livornese Jew
- Chapter 2 An Italian Jewish Patriot in the Risorgimento
- Chapter 3 The Banned Author and the Oriental Publisher
- Chapter 4 Expanding His Readership
- Chapter 5 The Afterlives of a Manuscript
- Part II Universalism as an Index of Jewish Modernity
- Chapter 6 Situating Benamozegh in the Debate on Jewish Universalism
- Chapter 7 Normativity and Inclusivity in Modernity
- Chapter 8 Cosmopolitanism and Universalism
- Chapter 9 Universalism in Particularism
- Part III Beyond Binaries: Kabbalah as a Tool for Modernity
- Chapter 10 Kabbalah
- Chapter 11 Beyond Dualism
- Chapter 12 Kabbalah as Politics
- Part IV Past Enmity: Modes of Interreligious Engagement and Jewish Self-Affirmation
- Chapter 13 Religious Enmity and Tolerance Reconsidered
- Chapter 14 “The Iron Crucible” and Loci of Religious Contact
- Chapter 15 Self-Assertion and a Jewish Theology of Religions
- Chapter 16 Modes of Interreligious Engagement
- Stanford Studies in Jewish History and Culture
- (p.193) Epilogue
- Another Modernity
- 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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