Jerusalem and Athens: Reason and Revelation in the Work of Leo Strauss

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Rowman & Littlefield, 1995 - Philosophy - 245 pages
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Leo Strauss dedicated his life to rejuvenating the serious study of political philosophy. But those who study his writings are at odds on the question of what he thought about revelation. By applying Strauss's own principles of analysis to his pivotal essay 'Jerusalem and Athens: Some Preliminary Reflections, ' Susan Orr reveals that Strauss's understanding of religion, contrary to what previous scholars have maintained, was more than simply political

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Contents

An Introduction to the Question
3
Preliminary Reflections
21
The Beginning of The Beginning of the Bible and Its Greek Counterparts
35
The Biblical Account of the Beginning
59
The Greek Counterparts
97
On Socrates and the Prophets
125
Conclusion
151
Notes
163
Two Works by Leo Strauss
181
Some Preliminary Reflections
183
On the Interpretation of Genesis
213
Bibliography
231
Index
241
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Susan Orr is the special assistant to the director of the Program Policy and Planning Division of the National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect.

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