Publishing of a book by Gilad Sharvit and Willi Goetschel: "Canonization and Alterity Heresy in Jewish History, Thought, and Literature"

The Stephen Roth Institute is happy to announce the publishing of a book by Dr. Gilad Sharvit and Prof. Willi Goetschel, titled "Canonization and Alterity Heresy in Jewish History, Thought, and Literature".

30 December 2020
The Stephen Roth Institute is happy to announce the publishing of a book by Dr. Gilad Sharvit, a vistting scholar at our Institute and a long-standing member of our research groups, and Prof. Willi Goetschel, titled "Canonization and Alterity Heresy in Jewish History, Thought, and Literature".
 
This volume offers a discussion of varied forms of expressions of heresy in Jewish history, thought and literature. Contributions explore the formative role of the figure of the heretic and of heretic thought in the development of the Jewish traditions from antiquity to the 20th century. Chapters address the role of heresy in the Hellenic period and Rabbinic literature; the signifance of heresy to Kabbalah, and the critical and often formative importance the challenge of heresy plays for modern thinkers such as Spinoza, Freud, and Derrida, and literary figures such as Kafka, Tchernikhovsky, and I. B. Singer. Examining heresy as a boundary issue constitutive for the formation of Jewish tradition, this book contributes to a better understanding of the significance of the figure of the heretic for tradition more generally. 
 
The volume was published in 2020 at Degruyter publishers, in the series: Perspective on Jewish Texts and Contexts. It can be accessed here.

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