Dialogical Affirmations of Theological Incommensurability – University of Copenhagen

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Dialogical Affirmations of Theological Incommensurability

Open lecture with Paul Mendes-Flohr.

Abstract

The 1916 wartime correspondence between Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy and Franz Rosenzweig  is an embryonic exemplification of what they would call „speech-thinking,“ or the dialogical exchange between individuals in which, as Rosenzweig noted, the other not only has ears to hear what I say, but a mouth that utters a response. In their often brutally frank exchange about Judaism and Christianity, they forged an inter-religious friendship grounded in a recognition and ultimately an affectionate affirmation of theological difference.

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