Religion and Philosophy (1951)

  • Asher D. Biemann


The difficulty in making a radical distinction between the spheres of philosophy and religion, and, at the same time, the correct way of overcoming this difficulty, appear most clearly to us when we contrast two figures who are representative of the two spheres—Epicurus1 and Buddha.


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  1. 15.
    Franz Rosenzweig (1886–1929), German-Jewish philosopher, author of The Star of Redemption (1921). The passage is from The Star of Redemption, trans. William Hallo (New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1970), p. 104. For a further discussion of this passage see Paul Mendes-Flohr, “Franz Rosenzweig’s Concept of Philosophical Faith,” in Leo Baeck Institute Yearbook 34 (1989), pp. 257–369. My thanks to Paul Mendes-Flohr for pointing me to the source.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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