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By Dominic Rubin

Holy Russia, Sacred Israel examines how Russian non secular thinkers, either Jewish and Christian, conceived of Judaism, Jewry and the ‘Old testomony’ philosophically, theologically and individually at a time while the Messianic aspect in Russian attention was once being encouraged by means of occasions starting from the pogroms of the Eighteen Eighties, via Revolutions and global Wars, to exile in Western Europe. An try out is made to find the limits among the Jewish and Christian, Russian and Western, Gnostic-pagan and Orthodox parts in Russian concept during this interval. the writer displays in my opinion on how the history of those thinkers – little analyzed or translated within the West – may also help Orthodox (and different) Christians reply to Judaism (including ‘Messianic Judaism’), Zionism, and Christian anti-Semitism this day.

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