Redemptive Theology in the Thought of Yeshayahu Leibowitz

  title={Redemptive Theology in the Thought of Yeshayahu Leibowitz},
  author={Haim O. Rechnitzer},
  journal={Israel Studies},
  pages={137 - 159}
Yeshayahu Leibowitz' concept of redemption is explored by focusing on his essay entitled "Redemption and the Dawn of Redemption". In a remarkably short span—only three pages—Leibowitz laid out a complex concept of redemption liberally seasoned with irony. The concept of 'redemption' is frequently woven into the platforms and credos of many Jewish religious social and political movements. I argue that Leibowitz intended to redeem 'redemption' from the grip of any competing Jewish interpretation… 
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