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The Redemption of Israel

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The Redemption of Israel, by John Friedman. The Catholic Book Club, 1947. Hdbk. 139 pp. Pale greenish-blue cloth boards, with the spine somewhat faded due to exposure to sunlight.

A very Catholic slant on the destiny of 'Israel' (not yet the nation state it would become a year after this book was published, but rather here a collective term for the Jewish people and religion). In the light of nearly two millennia of Christian anti-Semitism, this book seems really rather mild and compassionate (by Catholic standards, that is). No doubt the author was still reeling from the discovery of what that long history of intolerance had led to in the Nazi concentration camps. Given that Christianity has as distinctive and dogmatic a take on the meaning and purpose of world history as do the Marxists, it can come as no surprise that this book is divided into two main parts: 1) Egypt and Babylon (the 'First' and 'Second' epochs respectively); and 2) 'Third or Universal Epoch' (with one chapter entitled 'Israel's Fate among the Gentiles'). There is an interesting final chapter on Henri Bergson. Catholic intellectuals like the author seem to have held this Jewish French philosopher in high regard.

The book is prefixed with the obligatory 'Nihil Obstat' and 'Imprimatur', which demonstrate to the devout Catholic reader that it's been given the official Vatican thumbs-up in terms of its general doctrinal okayness.

Yours for a paltry £6.99.

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Author(s):
John Friedman
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Used: very good
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Hardback
Number of pages:
139
Publisher:
The Catholic Book Club
Title:
The Redemption of Israel

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The Redemption of Israel, by John Friedman. The Catholic Book Club, 1947. Hdbk. 139 pp. Pale greenish-blue cloth boards, with the spine somewhat faded due to exposure to sunlight.

A very Catholic slant on the destiny of 'Israel' (not yet the nation state it would become a year after this book was published, but rather here a collective term for the Jewish people and religion). In the light of nearly two millennia of Christian anti-Semitism, this book seems really rather mild and compassionate (by Catholic standards, that is). No doubt the author was still reeling from the discovery of what that long history of intolerance had led to in the Nazi concentration camps. Given that Christianity has as distinctive and dogmatic a take on the meaning and purpose of world history as do the Marxists, it can come as no surprise that this book is divided into two main parts: 1) Egypt and Babylon (the 'First' and 'Second' epochs respectively); and 2) 'Third or Universal Epoch' (with one chapter entitled 'Israel's Fate among the Gentiles'). There is an interesting final chapter on Henri Bergson. Catholic intellectuals like the author seem to have held this Jewish French philosopher in high regard.

The book is prefixed with the obligatory 'Nihil Obstat' and 'Imprimatur', which demonstrate to the devout Catholic reader that it's been given the official Vatican thumbs-up in terms of its general doctrinal okayness.

Yours for a paltry £6.99.

Author(s):
John Friedman
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
139
Publisher:
The Catholic Book Club
Title:
The Redemption of Israel

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