Jewish Thought, Utopia and Revolution

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In respons to the grim realities of the present world, Jewish thought has not tended to retreat into eschatological fantasy, but rather to project utopian visions precisely onto the present moment, envisioning redemptions that are concrete, immanent, and necessarily political in nature. The purpose of this book is to contribute to the deeper understanding of the relationship between Jewish thought, utopia, and revolution, by taking a fresh look at its historical and religious roots.


External organisations
  • Stockholm school of theology
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Philosophy, Ethics and Religion


  • political philosophy, rationalism, Jewish thought, utopia, revolution, messianism, hope, redemption
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages211
ISBN (Print)978-90-420-3833-2
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Publication categoryResearch
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameValue inquiry book series
ISSN (Print)0929-8436

Related research output

Jayne Svenungsson, 2014, Jewish Thought, Utopia and Revolution. Namli, E., Svenungsson, J. & Vincent, A. M. (eds.). Rodopi, Vol. 274. p. 69-84

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