Dissenting from Redemption

Judaism and Political Theology

in European Judaism
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  • 1 University of Chester
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Abstract

The mobilization of theological concepts within the political sphere is increasingly dependent upon the capacity of those concepts to bear the weight of a discourse of universalism; this universalization becomes problematic when such theo-political concepts are then taken up as terms of commonality in interreligious dialogue. This article will focus on one such concept, redemption, as a case study, uncovering the ways that assumptions of universalism might betray the mutual understanding towards which dialogue aims.

Contributor Notes

Alana M. Vincent is Senior Lecturer in Jewish Studies at the University of Chester. She researches Jewish-Christian dialogue and religion and the arts.

European Judaism

A Journal for the New Europe