Vol. 37 No. 1 (2017): Language and Truth. Philosophy and Religious Discourse
Articles

Yigdal, qinah, she’elah - Inno, lamentazione, domanda. Tre discorsi ebraici nel pensare a Dio

Irene Kajon
Facoltà di Lettere e Filosofia Università di Roma La Sapienza
Teoria (vol 37, no 1, year 2017)

Published 2017-07-14

Keywords

  • truth,
  • philosophy,
  • religion,
  • conceptual and metaphorical speech.

How to Cite

Kajon, I. (2017). Yigdal, qinah, she’elah - Inno, lamentazione, domanda. Tre discorsi ebraici nel pensare a Dio. Teoria. Rivista Di Filosofia, 37(1), 71–84. https://doi.org/10.4454/teoria.v37i1.4

Abstract

The contribution deals with the difference between philosophy and religion in thinking truth. It opposes the religious metaphorical speech and the philosophic conceptual speech. Hymn, lamentation, question are three forms of religious metaphorical speech in Jewish praying. The contribution offers examples of these three lyric forms and, taking inspiration from Hermann Cohen and Franz Rosenzweig, it shows how they represent human universal manners to address God although in a particular language.