Franz Rosenzweig

Franz Rosenzweig (fränts rō´zəntsvīkh´), 1886–1929, German-Jewish philosopher, b. Kassel. As a youth he was thoroughly trained in German philosophy and, after a near conversion to Christianity, dedicated himself to Jewish scholarship. His chief work, The Star of Redemption (1921; tr. of 2d ed. 1971), begun while he was a soldier in World War I, proved him to be one of the most original of modern Jewish thinkers. He drew from Orthodox, Reform, and Zionist views and created a philosophy that greatly attracted Jewish youth. Later, with his friend Martin Buber, he translated the Hebrew Scriptures into German. Other works in English include On Jewish Learning, ed. by N. N. Glatzer (1955).

See B. Martin, comp., Great Twentieth-Century Jewish Philosophers: Shestov, Rosenzweig, Buber (1969) and Franz Rosenzweig: His Life and Thought, presented by N. N. Glatzer (3d ed. 1998); studies by L. Anckaert et al., ed. (2004) and B. Pollock (2009).

The Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright© 2015, The Columbia University Press.

Franz Rosenzweig: Selected full-text books and articles

Philosophical and Theological Writings By Franz Rosenzweig; Paul W. Franks; Michael L. Morgan; Paul W. Franks; Michael L. Morgan Hackett, 2000
Rosenzweig and Heidegger: Between Judaism and German Philosophy By Peter Eli Gordon University of California Press, 2003
Correlations in Rosenzweig and Levinas By Robert Gibbs Princeton University Press, 1992
Contemporary Jewish Theology: A Reader By Elliot N. Dorff; Louis E. Newman Oxford University Press, 1999
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 3 "The Star of Redemption" by Franz Rosenzweig
Beginning without End: Christianity in Franz Rosenzweig's Star of Redemption * By Worthen, Jeremy Journal of Ecumenical Studies, Vol. 39, No. 3-4, Summer-Fall 2002
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Revelation and the God of Israel By Norbert M. Samuelson Cambridge University Press, 2002
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 4 "Franz Rosenzweig"
Speaking/Writing of God: Jewish Philosophical Reflections on the Life with Others By Michael Oppenheim State University of New York Press, 1997
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 1 "Franz Rosenzweig and Emmanuel Levinas: A Midrash or Thought Experiment"
An Introduction to Modern Jewish Philosophy By Norbert M. Samuelson State University of New York Press, 1989
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 11 "Franz Rosenzweig"
The Range of Interpretation By Wolfgang Iser Columbia University Press, 2000
Librarian’s tip: Chap. Five "The Traveling Differential: Franz Rosenzweig, The Star of Redemption"
Intersecting Pathways: Modern Jewish Theologians in Conversation with Christianity By Marc A. Krell Oxford University Press, 2003
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 1 "From the Outside Looking In: Franz Rosenzweig's Construction of a Jewish Theology in Light of His Ambivalent Encounter with Christianity"
The German-Jewish Dialogue Reconsidered: A Symposium in Honor of George L. Mosse By Klaus L. Berghahn Peter Lang, 1996
Librarian’s tip: "On the Correspondence between Franz Rosenzweig and Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy" begins on p. 109
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