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The Hyphen: Between Judaism and Christianity Jean-François Lyotard

The Hyphen: Between Judaism and Christianity

Jean-François Lyotard

Published March 1st 1999
ISBN : 9781573926355
Hardcover
120 pages
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This brilliant and engaging critical encounter between Jean-Franìois Lyotard and Eberhard Gruber has as its focus a single punctuation mark-the hyphen connecting Jew and Christian in the expression Judeo-Christian. While focusing on the nature,MoreThis brilliant and engaging critical encounter between Jean-Franìois Lyotard and Eberhard Gruber has as its focus a single punctuation mark-the hyphen connecting Jew and Christian in the expression Judeo-Christian. While focusing on the nature, meaning, and function of this hyphen, the authors are able to analyze many of the essential differences between Judaism and Christianity, as well as the most significant historical and political consequences of these differences from the Roman Empire to the Shoah. Beginning with a reading of the Letters of Paul, they contrast the Jewish and Christian positions on a variety of issues ranging from emancipation, history, sacrifice, incarnation, faith, law, and sexual difference to the value that is accorded reading, writing, and interpretation within these two traditions.