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Mendes-Flohr, Paul R.

Works: 125 works in 454 publications in 4 languages and 15,131 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Dictionaries  Conference papers and proceedings  Records and correspondence  Bibliography  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Honoree, Author of introduction, Interviewee, Creator, Contributor, Compiler, Thesis advisor
Classifications: DS102, 909.04924
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Most widely held works by Paul R Mendes-Flohr
The Jew in the modern world : a documentary history by Paul R Mendes-Flohr( Book )

33 editions published between 1980 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Synopsis: The last two centuries have witnessed a radical transformation of Jewish life. Marked by such profound events as the emancipation from the ghettoes of Europe, the Holocaust and the establishment of the State of Israel, Judaism's long journey through the modern age has been a complex and tumultuous one, leading many Jews to ask themselves not only where they have been and where they are going, but what it means to be a Jew in today's world. Tracing the dramatic changes in Jewish religion, culture, and identity from the seventeenth century to the present, The Jew in the Modern World, Third Edition, remains the most complete sourcebook on modern Jewish history available. Now thoroughly expanded and updated, this critically acclaimed volume of primary materials features previously unpublished and inaccessible sources concerning the Jewish experience in Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa; women in Jewish history; American Jewish life; the Holocaust; and Zionism and the nascent Jewish community in Palestine on the eve of the establishment of the State of Israel. The documents are arranged chronologically in each chapter and are meticulously and extensively annotated and cross-referenced. Providing useful tables detailing Jewish demographic trends, this unique text is ideal for courses in modern Jewish history, Zionism and Israel, the Holocaust, or modern European history. New to this Edition: Over 100 new documents address important issues to understanding modern Jewish history, including the status of women, and debates between traditional and secular Jews and the role of Zionism in modern Jewish life; Two entirely new chapters-Chapter 8, "Sephardi and Middle Eastern Jewry," and Chapter 12, "Jewish Identity Challenged and Redefined"--Enhance the book's scope and chronology; Four new maps show the concentration of Jews throughout the Mediterranean and Middle East. The Appendix has been completely updated with the latest population figures
Contemporary Jewish religious thought : original essays on critical concepts, movements, and beliefs by Arthur A Cohen( Book )

18 editions published between 1983 and 1993 in English and Hebrew and held by 958 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ecstatic confessions by Martin Buber( Book )

17 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 777 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Available for the first time in paperback, Ecstatic Confessions is Martin Buber's unique, personal gathering of the testimonies of mystics throughout the centuries expressing their encounters with the divine. It features the author's seminal introduction to mysticism, "Ecstasy and Confession", which probes the nature of what Buber terms the "most inward of all experiences ... God's highest gift". Buber sifted through texts from oriental, pagan, Gnostic, Eastern Orthodox, Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, and Muslim sources down the centuries to cull those moving records that manage to convey some quality of an experience that is essentially beyond the power of words to capture. Ecstatic Confessions orchestrates these reports from the edge of human experience into a revealing look at the nature of the ecstatic experience itself and the tension arising from the mystic's compelling need to give witness to an event that can never truly be verbalized. -- Publisher description
A land of two peoples : Martin Buber on Jews and Arabs by Martin Buber( Book )

12 editions published between 1983 and 2005 in English and Hebrew and held by 761 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

German Jews : a dual identity by Paul R Mendes-Flohr( Book )

9 editions published in 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book the author explores through the prism of Rosenweig's image of how German Jews have understood and contended with their two-fold spiritual patrimony. He deepens the discussion to consider also how the German-Jewish experience bears upon the general random experience of living with multiple cultural identities
The letters of Martin Buber : a life of dialogue by Martin Buber( Book )

8 editions published between 1991 and 1996 in English and German and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This carefully edited selection of correspondence includes letters both to - and from - Martin Buber from world-renowned scholars, thinkers, and philosophers. This edition contains the Preface to the German edition, as well as a Biographical Sketch by Grete Schaeder."--Jacket
From mysticism to dialogue : Martin Buber's transformation of German social thought by Paul R Mendes-Flohr( Book )

18 editions published between 1974 and 1989 in German and English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gershom Scholem : the man and his work by Gershom Scholem( Book )

13 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the early part of the twentieth century, Gershom Scholem (1897-1982) founded the academic discipline of the study of Jewish Mysticism. In so doing, he not only broke new scholarly ground; but he also revolutionized the field of Judaic Studies as a whole and left an indelible mark on the study of religion. This book presents essays by several of Israel's eminent scholars, reflecting on Scholem's impact on the academic and Jewish worlds, and his life as a scholar, a Jewish thinker, and an activist. The editor has provided an intellectual and spiritual biography of Scholem, which complements the papers by Ephraim Urbach, Joseph Ben-Shlomo, Isaiah Tishby, Rivka Schatz, Malachi Beit-Arie, Nathan Rotenstreich, and Joseph Dan. Together, they highlight the enduring signficance of Scholem's work, which has remained the touchstone for all further scholarship on Jewish Mysticism and Kabbala. This volume thus sets the context for the current debate conducted by a new generation of scholars, who have introduced fresh ideas, new methodologies--and radical critique of the man they still revere as their master. -- Back cover
The Philosophy of Franz Rosenzweig by Jerusalem Philosophical Encounter( Book )

10 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Divided passions : Jewish intellectuals and the experience of modernity by Paul R Mendes-Flohr( Book )

7 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Divided passions is a collection of essays in which Paul Mendes-Flohr writes about the problems that Buber, Rosenzweig, Bloch, Simon, Scholem, and others Jewish intellectuals tried to Crystallize and resolve
On faith by Nathan Rotenstreich( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Martin Buber : a contemporary perspective by Paul R Mendes-Flohr( Book )

8 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Texts and responses : studies presented to Nahum N. Glatzer on the occasion of his seventieth birthday by his students by Michael A Fishbane( Book )

12 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in 3 languages and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Franz Rosenzweig's philosophy of existence : an analysis of The star of redemption by Else Freund( Book )

7 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Star of Redemption, * which presents Franz Rosenzweig's system of philosophy, begins with the sentence "from death, (vom Tode), from the fear of death, originates all cognition of the All" and concludes with the words "into life." This beginning and this conclusion of the book signify more than the first and last words of philosophical books usually do. Taken together - "from death into life"--They comprise the entire meaning of Rosenzweig's philosophy. The leitmotif of this philosophy is the life and death of the human being and not the I of philosophical idealism, where man ultimately signifies "for ethics" no more than" ... a point to which it (ethics) relates its problems, as for science also he (man) is only a particular case of its general laws. "l Rosenzweig deals with the individual's actual existence, that which is termi nated by death; he speaks of the individual's hic et nunc, of his actions and decisions in the realm of concrete reality. This philosophy is not an exposition of theoretical principles. It is not concerned with man in general in abstract time, but rather with the individual human being, designated by a proper name, living in his particular time. ** Human existence in its finiteness and temporalness forms the focus in which Rosenzweig's motif can be gathered together
German-Jewish thought between religion and politics : festschrift in honor of Paul Mendes-Flohr on the occasion of his seventieth birthday( Book )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Since the Enlightenment period, German-Jewish intellectuals have been prominent voices in the multi-facetted discourse on the reinterpretation of Jewish tradition in light of modern thinking. Paul Mendes-Flohr, one of the towering figures of current scholarship on German-Jewish intellectual history, has made invaluable contributions to a better understanding of the religious, cultural and political dimensions of these thinkers' encounter with German and European culture, including the tension between their loyalty to Judaism and the often competing claims of non-Jewish society and culture. This volume assembles essays by internationally acknowledged scholars in the field who intend to honor Mendes-Flohr's work by portraying the abundance of religious, philosophical, aesthetical and political aspects dominating the thinking of those famous thinkers populating German Jewry's rich and complex intellectual world in the modern period. It also provides a fresh theoretical outlook on trends in Jewish intellectual history, raising new questions concerning the dialectics of assimilation. In addition to that, the volume sheds light on thinkers and debates that hitherto have not been accorded full scholarly attention."--Publisher's website
Dialogue as a trans-disciplinary concept : Martin Buber's philosophy of dialogue and its contemporary reception by Paul R Mendes-Flohr( Book )

10 editions published in 2015 in English and German and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume of essays takes as its point of departure Martin Buber's principle of dialogue, which he applied as a comprehensive hermeneutic method for the study of various cultural phenomena. The volume critically evaluates the methodological purchase to be gained by the introduction of Buber's conception of dialogue in political theory, psychology and psychiatry, and religious studies"--
20th century Jewish religious thought : original essays on critical concepts, movements, and beliefs by Paul R Mendes-Flohr( Book )

9 editions published in 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

JPS is proud to reissue Cohen and Mendes-Flohr's classic work, perhaps the most important, comprehensive anthology available on 20th century Jewish thought. This outstanding volume presents 140 concise yet authoritative essays by renowned Jewish figures Eugene Borowitz, Emil Fackenheim, Blu Greenberg, Susannah Heschel, Jacob Neusner, Gershom Scholem, Adin Steinsaltz, and many others. They define and reflect upon such central ideas as charity, chosen people, death, family, love, myth, suffering, Torah, tradition and more. With entries from Aesthetics to Zionism, this book provides striking i
Gustav Landauer : anarchist and Jew by Paul R Mendes-Flohr( Book )

9 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and German and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gustav Landauer's Reading of SpinozaGustav Landauer and Gerhard Scholem: Anarchy and Utopia; Ina Britschgi-Schimmer: Co-Editor of Gustav Landauer's Letters; Gustav Landauer and his Judaism; Der werdende Mensch und der werdende Jude: Gustav Landauer's Development as a Human Being and Jew; My Father, Gustav Landauer; Index; Contributors
Deutsch-jüdische Geschichte in der Neuzeit by Avraham Barkai( Book )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and German and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Judaism despite Christianity : the 1916 wartime correspondence between Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy and Franz Rosenzweig by Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Before they were both internationally renowned philosophers, Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy and Franz Rosenzweig were young German soldiers fighting in World War I corresponding by letter and forming the foundation of their deep intellectual friendship. Collected here, this correspondence provides an intimate portrait of their views on history, philosophy, rhetoric, and religion as well as on their writings and professors. Most centrally, Rosenstock-Huessy and Rosenzweig discuss, frankly but respectfully, the differences between Judaism and Chiristianity and the reasons they have chosen their respective faiths. This edition includes a new foreword by Paul Mendes-Flohr, a new preface by Harold Stahmer along with his original introduction, and essays by Dorothy Emmet and Alexander Altmann, who calls this correspondence 'one of the most important religious documents of our age' and 'the most perfect example of a human approach to the Jewish-Christian problem.'"--Publisher's description
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The Jew in the modern world : a documentary history
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Contemporary Jewish religious thought : original essays on critical concepts, movements, and beliefsEcstatic confessionsA land of two peoples : Martin Buber on Jews and ArabsGerman Jews : a dual identityThe letters of Martin Buber : a life of dialogueThe Philosophy of Franz RosenzweigOn faithMartin Buber : a contemporary perspective