A Still Small Voice: Psalms and Correlation as Media of Communication in Hermann Cohen's Philosophy

Talya Alon-Altman

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Abstract

This article examines communication between a human being and God in the Jewish philosophy of Hermann Cohen (1842-1918). The article focuses on two distinct forms of biblical communication: lyrical psalms and a godly revelation in a still small voice. It investigates Cohen's Jewish philosophy in light of communication theories to deepen the philosophical and theoretical discussion. The article examines previously unexplored ideas in Cohen's writings, analyzes his religious perceptions in terms of communication, and at the same time expands the concept of communication. This new perspective sheds new light on Cohen's Jewish philosophy and offers a new philosophic perception of divine-human communication.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)163-186
Number of pages24
JournalJournal of Jewish Thought and Philosophy
Volume31
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2023
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • "a still small voice"
  • Hermann Cohen
  • Psalms
  • correlation
  • media theology
  • religious communication
  • revelation

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