This paper attempts to present the multifaceted thought of Eliezer Goldman in a systematic way. The central axis of Goldman's thought is a response to modernity. His genius lies in his clear recognition that modernity concerns not only the given environment in which the believer lives, but also the quality that molds his very interpretation of religion and his perception of religiousness. The believer reinterprets his religious world in light of the sum of modernity's achievements in the realms of science, moral philosophy, and contemporary culture. This reinterpretation is salient with regard to the following topics: a) The grounding of religious commitment; b) The meaning of belief and concomitant basic concepts; c) The significance of the 'Commandments'. A detailed analysis leads us to conclude that Goldman's thought is radically new combining deep religious commitment, novel interpretations, and openness to the world.
|Translated title of the contribution||Religious Commitment in a Secularized World—Introductory Chapters of the Thought of Eliezer Goldman|
|Number of pages||19|
|Journal||Daat: A Journal of Jewish Philosophy & Kabbalah|
|State||Published - 1996|
- Goldman, Eliezer
- גולדמן, אליעזר