Jewish Thought Utopia and Revolution Kindle Ó Utopia

Jewish Thought Utopia and Revolution In response to the grim realities of the present world Jewish thought has not tended to retreat into eschatological fantasy but rather to project utopian visions precisely on to the present moment envisioning redemptions that are concrete immanent and necessarily political in nature In difficult times and through shifting historical contexts the messianic hope in the Jewish tradition has functioned as a political vision the dream of a peaceful kingdom of a country to return to or of a leader who will administer justice among the nations Against this background it is unsurprising that Jewish messianism in modern times has been transposed and lives on in secular political movements and ideologies The purpose of this book is to contribute to the deeper understanding of the relationship between Jewish thought utopia and revolution by taking a fresh look at its historical and religious roots We approach the issue from several perspectives with differences of opinion presented both in regard to what Jewish tradition is and how to regard utopia and revolution These notions are multifaceted comprising aspects such as political messianism religious renewal Zionism and different forms of Marxist and Anarchistic movements

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