Reluctant Theologians: Franz Kafka, Paul Celan, Edmond Jabes (Studies in Religion and Literature) (Paperback)

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Reluctant Theologians: Franz Kafka, Paul Celan, Edmond Jabes (Studies in Religion and Literature) (Paperback)

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Beth Hawkins focuses on the problematic faith in the works of Kafka, Celan, and Jab's to reevaluate the notions of God and covenant in light of Nietzsche's death of God hypothesis. the divine-human relation. In Reluctant Theologians, she shows that Kafka, Celan, and Jab's offer as a testament, as three unique instances of Kiddush Ha-Shem (sanctification of the divine name), to a divine source that persists at the same time as it is being continuously reconstituted in the moment of writing. What connects Kafka, Celan, and Jab's to a postmodern philosophy is their shared belief that a specifically Jewish ethic can serve as a model for a universal ethic.
Beth Hawkins is the Assistant Professor of English at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana.
Product Details ISBN: 9780823222018
ISBN-10: 0823222012
Publisher: Fordham University Press
Publication Date: January 1st, 2002
Pages: 265
Language: English
Series: Studies in Religion and Literature