Resisting History: Historicism and Its Discontents in German-Jewish Thought, by David N. Myers
Stargardt, Ute, Shofar
Princeton and Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2003. 253 pp. $29.95.
Ever since he wrote his dissertation under Yosef Hayim Yerushalmi, the author of Zakhor, a meditation on Jewish history and historians, historian David N. Myers has been intrigued by this subject and the tensions between modern history and its methodology (historicism) and faith. During the nineteenth century, these tensions escalated as the scientific study of the past threatened to reduce historical events to individual units linked in causal relationships that transformed human history into a "long, undulating but ultimately chartable current...[rather than] a vast Divine terrain whose grand design eludes …
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