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La Legge e l’«ostinazione ebraica»: Franz Rosenzweig interprete di Paolo. Una prospettiva teologico-politica su Rm 9-11

Giacomo Petrarca


This paper aims to show the relations between Franz Rosenzweig and Paul of Tarsus concerning the notion of «Jewish obstinacy». According to Rosenzweig, the Jewish obstinacy is not simply an opposition to Christianity, but actually it is its firm and durable guarantee. It is enough to remember what Rosenzweig writes: «The pastor argued conclusively who, asked by Frederick the Great about the proof of Christianity, replied: “Majesty, the Jews”» (The Star of Redemption, tr. B. Galli, p. 438). The paper analyses this notion and its theologico-political implications in the chapter 11 of the Epistle to the Romans and in the Third part of The Star of Redemption.


Franz Rosenzweig; Paul of Tarsus; Romans; jewish obstinacy; Law; torah; political theology; community;

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