Book Launch

Spinoza's Challenge to Jewish Thought: Writings on HIs Life, Philosophy, and Legacy edited by Daniel B. Schwartz brings together excerpts of Jewish literary and philosophical responses to Spinoza's challenge over a period of 350 years. They demonstrate the wide gamut of Jewish reactions to Spinoza, ranging from outraged condemnation to enthusiastic rehabilitation to a fundamental ambivalence over whether Spinoza was a heretic or a hero.