Epub Jean-François Lyotard À À The HyphenBetween Judaism and Christianity Philosophy and

This brilliant and engaging critical encounter between Jean Franìois Lyotard and Eberhard Gruber has as its focus a single punctuation mark the hyphen connecting Jew and Christian in the expression Judeo Christian While focusing on the nature meaning and function of this hyphen the authors are able to analyze many of the essential differences between Judaism and Christianity as well as the most significant historical and political conseuences of these differences from the Roman Empire to the Shoah Beginning with a reading of the Letters of Paul they contrast the Jewish and Christian positions on a variety of issues ranging from emancipation history sacrifice incarnation faith law and sexual difference to the value that is accorded reading writing and interpretation within these two traditions

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