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45 Of course, what is primarily rational will vary quite considerably, depending on the metaphysical assumptions of the respective theologian. For Cohen, being so influenced by Kant, the primary content of the Torah is the universalizable moral law it contains. 46 On purely Kantian grounds, the particularism of the doctrine 28 DAVID NOVAK of the election of Israel seems to be an embarassment. Cohen writes: Thus the question remains how could this thought of a unique God rein einzigen Gottes] become manifest uniquely and alone [einzig und allein] to the spirit of this people?
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