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Zionism's redemptions, images of the past and visions of the future in Jewish nationalism, Arieh Saposnik.

Summary
In this volume, Arieh Saposnik examines the complicated relations between nationalism and religious (and non-religious) redemptive traditions through the case study of Zionism. He provides a new framework for understanding the central ideas of this movement and its relationship to traditional Jewish ideas, Christian thought, and modern secular messianisms. Providing a longue-durée and broad view of the central themes and motivations in the making of Zionism, Saposnik connects its intellectual history with the concrete development of the Zionist project in Israel in its cultural, social, and political history. Saposnik demonstrates how Zionism offers lessons for a politics in which human perfectibility continues to serve as a guiding light and as a counter-narrative to the contemporary politics of self-interest, self-promotion and 'post-truth.' This is a study that bears implications for our understanding of modernity, of space and place, history and historical trajectories, and the place of Jews and Judaism in the modern world
Language
eng
Literary Form
non fiction
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 13 Dec 2021)
Physical Description
1 online resource (xii, 210 pages), digital, PDF file(s).
Specific Material Designation
remote
Form Of Item
online
Isbn
9781009036771

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