Glimpses of Theomorphism in Modern Hebrew Literature

Neta Stahl, PhD

The response of Hebrew writers to Nietzsche’s declaration of the death of God was to struggle endlessly to represent and to revive the divine. This talk focuses on their use of theomorphism - the idea that humans can take on the qualities of the divine - and demonstrates various trends and developments in the adoption of this concept among these writers throughout the 20th century.