By Sharon Jo Portnoff
Can modern faith, and especially Judaism, exist with no being expert via background? this query was once debated in Nineteen Forties manhattan via German refugees who later rose to prominence — Leo Strauss, one of many 20th century's most vital political philosophers, and Emil L. Fackenheim, an incredible post-Holocaust Jewish theologian. there was little consensus, even if, at the definitive which means in their work.
Reason and Revelation earlier than Historicism, the 1st full-length comparability of Strauss and Fackenheim,places the casual instructor and pupil in dialog along sections in their analyses of remarkable thinkers. Sharon Portnoff means that either observed historicism because the nexus of the intersection and stress among philosophy and faith and raised the potential of the endurance of the everlasting within the glossy global. Portnoff illuminates our knowing of Strauss's dating with Judaism, Fackenheim's oft-overshadowed nice philosophical intensity, and the functionality and personality of Jewish suggestion in a secular, post-Holocaust world.