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Beyond Reasonable Doubt$
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Louis Jacobs

Print publication date: 1999

Print ISBN-13: 9781874774587

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: February 2021

DOI: 10.3828/liverpool/9781874774587.001.0001

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Liberal Supernaturalism

Liberal Supernaturalism

(p.31) Two Liberal Supernaturalism
Beyond Reasonable Doubt

Louis Jacobs

Liverpool University Press

This chapter describes “liberal supernaturalism,” which affirms both belief in God and a rejection of fundamentalism. It focuses on Nahman Krochmal, a pioneer of the Wissen schaft des Judentums movement, in which Judaism was studied in terms of its historical development. Krochmal wrote his Moreh nevukhei hazeman (“Guide for the Perplexed of the Time”), which was published in Lemberg in 1851, fifteen years after his death, by the great Jewish historian Leopold Zunz, the leading figure in the Wissenschaft des Judentums movement. Krochmal's title is directed to contemporaries and intelligent Jews in the first half of the nineteenth century. The chapter highlights how Krochmal offered guidance to Jews with the particular problem of their time, of the modern age.

Keywords:   liberal supernaturalism, fundamentalism, Nahman Krochmal, Wissen schaft des Judentums, Moreh nevukhei hazeman, Leopold Zunz, modern age

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