A reading of Franz Rosenzweig’s Star of Redemption, one of the most influential Jewish works of theology of the twentieth century, with an eye to our own time. Conceived on the front line of the First World War, the book scorns the arguments both of pacifists and of their opponents. Who are the fanatics today? What does it mean to engage with the grim reality of war? Rosenzweig has some interesting answers – but his work also provokes the question: should we pay especial heed to any writer who invokes a Jewish approach to war and peace?
Marian Oppenheim Hall, 4 Salisbury Road, 8pm