CJS389H1: Jewish Secularism and Messianic Thought: From Spinoza to Derrida

Hours: 
24S

This course examines the critical role that Messianic thought plays in the emergence of modern Jewish secular thought. A study of the secular dimension of Messianism in the writings of Jewish philosophers, from Spinoza to Derrida, leading to the larger question of its place in the project of Jewish modernity.

Recommended Preparation: 
Distribution Requirements: 
Humanities
Breadth Requirements: 
Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)