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Socrates and the Jews: Hellenism and Hebraism from Moses Mendelssohn to Sigmund Freud

Miriam Leonard


“What has Athens to do with Jerusalem?” Asked by the early Christian Tertullian, this question was vigorously debated in the nineteenth century. While classics dominated the intellectual life of Europe, Christianity still prevailed and conflicts raged between the religious and the secular. Taking on the question of how the glories of the classical world could be reconciled with the Bible, this book explains how Judaism played a vital role in defining modern philhellenism. Exploring the tension between Hebraism and Hellenism, it looks at the philosophical tradition behind the development of cla ... More

Keywords: Tertullian, Christianity, philhellenism, classical philology, modernity, Matthew Arnold, rationalism, Sigmund Freud, Judaism, Hebraism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780226472478
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226472492.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Miriam Leonard, author