19 November 1925 Postmodern theorist Zygmunt Bauman born #otdimjh

On This Day In Messianic Jewish History


Zygmunt Bauman is a world-famous sociologist, cultural theorist and interpreter of Postmodernity. He is Jewish, but not, as far as I know, a believer in Yeshua. So why he is featured in “On this day in Messianic Jewish history”?

His life and work have great relevance to Messianic Jews and the Messianic Judaisms they are attempting to create. Although Bauman does not claim a belief in God, his work, especially on Jewish identity, the impact of the Holocaust, the nature of individual and communal existence, and the issues of modernity and postmodernity, are profound critical and often lyrical reflections, which often mirror the discourse of Jewish philosophers and Christian theologians.


His work on the Holocaust and Modernity is to me a profound examination of the human processes that created the Shoah, with several jumping off points for those who ponder also the mystery of God’s presence and absence in that…

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