Chapter 12. Metacritical Politics: On Mendelssohn's Jerusalem and the Modern Secular State

  1. John R. Betz

Published Online: 24 FEB 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444304572.ch12

After Enlightenment: The Post-Secular Vision of J. G. Hamann

After Enlightenment: The Post-Secular Vision of J. G. Hamann

How to Cite

Betz, J. R. (2008) Metacritical Politics: On Mendelssohn's Jerusalem and the Modern Secular State, in After Enlightenment: The Post-Secular Vision of J. G. Hamann, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444304572.ch12

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 24 FEB 2009
  2. Published Print: 10 OCT 2008

Book Series:

  1. Illuminations: Theory and Religion

Book Series Editors:

  1. Catherine Pickstock,
  2. John Milbank and
  3. Graham Ward

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405162463

Online ISBN: 9781444304572

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Keywords:

  • metacritical politics - Mendelssohn's Jerusalem and modern secular state;
  • metacritical politics;
  • modern Jewish–Christian dialogue;
  • synopsis of Mendelssohn's Jerusalem;
  • golgotha and scheblimini: by preacher in desert;
  • built upon sand - babel of modern natural rights;
  • defending judaism against secular reason, or the real content of real Jerusalem;
  • prospect for Jewish–Christian dialogue

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • A Synopsis of Mendelssohn's Jerusalem

  • Golgotha and Scheblimini: By a Preacher in the Desert

  • Built upon Sand: The Babel of Modern Natural Rights

  • Defending Judaism against Secular Reason, or the Real Content of the Real Jerusalem

  • Prospect for Jewish–Christian Dialogue