Thinking in Translation: Scripture and Redemption in the Thought of Franz Rosenzweig
- Prof. Paul Mendes-Flohr, Hebrew University of Jerusalem and University of Chicago
- Prof. Abigail Gilman, Boston University
- Prof. Annabel Herzog, The University of Haifa
- Moderator: Dr. Yotam Hotam, The University of Haifa
- Concluding remarks: Dr. Orr Scharf, The University of Haifa
About the book:
Thinking in Translation addresses a lacuna in Rosenzweig scholarship, by offering a critical evaluation of the thinker's engagement with the Bible through a comparative study of The Star of Redemption and Rosenzweig's Bible translation with Martin Buber. The book analyzes the unique hermeneutic approach Rosenziweg developed to philosophy and scripture as a symbiosis of critique and cross-fertilization, facilitated by translation. An analysis of the Star exposes Rosenzweig's employment of translation in grafting biblical verses unto the philosophical discussion. Thinking in Translation recasts Rosenzweig's life's work as a project of melding Judaism and modernity in an attempt to secure their spiritual and intellectual survival.