This book is the first greater attempt to construct a dialogical theology from a Jewish point of view. It contributes to an emerging new theology that promotes the interrelatedness of religions in which encounter, openness, and permanent learning are central. Meir analyses and critically discusses the writings of great contemporary Jewish dialogical thinkers and argues that the values of interreligious theology are moored in their thoughts.
Der jüdische Messianismus im Zeitalter der Emanzipation Reinterpretationen zwischen davidischem Königtum und endzeitlichem Sozialismus
Jewish Messianism in the Age of Emancipation: Reinterpretations between Davidic Kingship and Eschatological Socialism
During the first half of the 19th century, traditional Jewish conceptions of the Messiah underwent a profound reinterpretation. In place of the vision of a messianic king, new ideas arose about an ideal world. G. Kohler demonstrates that this new reading of Jewish messianism did not originate from the works of the philosopher Hermann Cohen, but instead, had already arisen during the 1840s.