"Allen Scult proposes to read Heidegger not as a mystagogic seerpresuming to echo the very voice of Being but as a kind of Rabbinicsage who carefully reads the classic texts of Greek philosophy in order to make its most basic words speak again to us postmoderns in all their elemental force, just as the long line of rabbis read--study and, - teach--the classic text grounding Jewish tradition, the Torah, patiently waiting for the primeval words spoken at Sinai to speak again with the same divine force to new generations of Jews recalling their ancient roots and identity. This unabashed return to our recoupled 'JewGreek' origins, flying in the face of postmod fashions, is sprinkled with other unorthodoxies. . . . Scult waxes eloquent especially about what it means to be and to become Jewish--say, by reading Heidegger!--and is absolutely brilliant in his rhetorical return."
About the Author
Allen Scult, is National Endowment for the Humanities Professor of Philosophy and Rhetoric at Drake University. He is co-author of Rhetoric and Biblical Interpretation.