Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy

and his significance

II. Journal Articles, Essays in Collections, & Book Reviews

  • Bruce Boston review of Die Sprache des Menschengeschlets, 2 vols. (1963), and Speech and Reality (1970) in Theology Today, XXVII, no. 3 (Oct. 1970), pp. 345-348.
    In only a few pages Boston excellently summarizes some of ERH’s esessential ideas, but also points out that his work may be too schematic. See also Boston’s 1973 dissertation, cited below.
  • ––––––––––, “’I Respond Although I Will Be Changed,’: Reflections on Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy,” Princeton Seminary Bulletin, LXIV, no. 1 (March, 1971), pp. 77-89.
  • Hermassi, E., “Towards a Comparative Study of Revolutions,” Comparative Studies in Society and History, XVIII (1976), pp. 211-235.
  • Duncanson, Thomas, “Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy and the Moral Criticism of Rhetoric.” Iowa Journal of Speech Communication, XI (Spring 1979), 9-16.
  • Faulenbach, Bernd, "Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy," in Hans-Ulrich Wehler, Deutsche Historiker (Göttingen, 1983), pp. 102-126.
  • Funke-Schmitt-Rink, Margret, "Rosenstock-Huessy, Eugen,” in Wilhelm Bernsdorf & Horst Knospe, Internationales Soziologen-Lexikon (Stuttgart: Enke, 1984), II, p. 725
  • Stahmer, Harold, “’Speech Letters’ and ‘Speech-thinking’: Franz Rosenzweig and Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy,” Modern Judaism, IV, (1984), pp. 57-81. See also Stahmer’s “Speak That I May See Thee!”: The Religious Significance of Language (New York: MacMillan, 1968).
    Stahmer was a student of Rosenstock’s at Dartmouth in the 1940s.
  • Bryant, M. Darrol, "Toward a Grammar of the Spirit in Society: The Contribution of Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy" in The Many Faces of Religion & Society (St. Paul, MN: Paragon House, 1985), pp. 173-189.
    This essay focuses on the contribution of ERH to an understanding of the "spirit in society." It argues that in a planetary era it is imperative for the religions of humankind to disclose their contributions to "our common but multiform social future."
  • Duncanson, Thomas, “A Reply to Tate and McConnell’s ‘Afterword and Comment’ to the ‘Special Issue on Teaching Critical Communication Studies.’” Canadian Journal of Communication, 11 (1985), 419-423. Errata, XII (1986), 83.
  • Kidd, J. ,“Dialogical Modes of Presence: Buber, Rosenstock-Huessy, and Strasser in Relation to Frankl and Scheler,” in Norman N. Goroff, ed., The Social Context of the Person’s Search for Meaning (Hebron: Practitioner’s Press, 1985, pp. 50-69.
  • Mayer, Reinhold, “Zum Briefwechsel zwischen Franz Rosenzweig und Eugen Rosenstock,” in Franz Rosenzweig und Hans Ehrenberg: Bericht einer Beziehung, Arnoldshainer Text, Band 42, ed. Werner Licharz and Manfred Keller (Frankfurt/M: Haag u. Herschen, 1986).
  • Stahmer, Harold, “Speech Is the Body of the Spirit: The Oral Hermeneutic in the Writings of Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy (1888-1973),” Oral Tradition, II, no. 2 (1987), pp. 301-322.
  • Dietmar Kamper, “Das Nachtgespräch vom 7. Juli 1913. Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy und Franz Rosenzweig,” in Wolfdietrich Schmied-Kowarzik, ed. Der Philosoph Franz Rosenzweig (1886-1929). Internationaler Kongreß Kassel 1986. (Karl Alber, Freiburg / München 1988), 97-104.
  • Collins, James, Mentors: Noted Dartmouth Alumni Reflect on the Teachers Who Changed Their Lives (Hanover: Dartmouth College, 1991).
    Contains an appreciation of R-H by a former student, Ronald Spiers (Dartmouth, 1948). “It’s hard to be specific about how he influenced my way of thinking. It was simply broadening and seeing things through a different prism.” Spiers was U. S. Ambassador to Turkey and Pakistan.
  • Hallo, William W., “Two Centenaries,” Leo Baeck Institute Year Book, 1991, vol. XXXVI, pp. 491-499.
    Concerns Franz Rosenzweig and R-H.
  • Kohlenberger, Helmut, Wilfrid Gärtner, and Michael Gormann-Thelen, ”Eugen Moriz Friedrich Rosenstock-Huessy,” in Tumult, XX (Wien: Turia U. Kant, 1995).
  • Moses, Stephan, “On the Correspondence between Franz Rosenzweig and Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy,” in The German-Jewish Dialogue: A Symposium in Honour of Gorge Mosse, ed. Klaus Berghahn (New York: Peter Lang, 1996), 109-123.
  • Van der Pijl, Kees, “A Theory of Transnational Revolution: Universal History According to Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy and Its Implications,” Review of International Political Economy, III, no. 2 (1996), pp. 0000
    Van der Pijl teaches at the Universeity of Sussex.
  • Kaufmann, Franz-Xaver, “Religion and Modernization in Europe,” Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, vol. 153 (1997), pp. 80-99.
    Out of Revolution is briefly cited, as is Harold Berman extensively. The focus is on Max Weber, but Kaufmann draws from R-H more than he admits to. Anyone interested in Weber’s question as to the origins of “abendländische Sonderweg,” the specialness of the West in world history, implicit in Rosenstock’s work, will find this piece suggestive.
  • Sloterdijk, Peter and Hans-Jürgen Henirichs, “Kantilenen der Zeit: Zur Entidiotisierung des Ich und zur Entgreisung Europas,” Lettre international, no. 36 (1997), pp. 71-77.
    Sloterdijk, one of the most celebrated of contemporary German philosophers, refers to R-H in this piece as the greatest theorist of revolution. In his acceptance speech in 2005, when he was awarded the Sigmund Freud Prize by the German Academy of Language and Literature, Sloterdijk referred to R-H as the greatest philosopher of language of the twentieth century.
  • Cristaudo, Wayne, “Philosophy, Christianity, and Revolution in Eric Voegelin and Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy,” European Legacy, IV, no. 6 (December 1999), 58-74.
  • Kroesen, Otto, “Waarheen voert ons de netwerktechnologie?” in Tijdschrift voor Wetenschap, Techniek en Samenleving (Assen: Uitgeverij vn Gorcum, 1999), vol. 7, no. 3, pp. 100-107.
  • Büchsel, E., “Das verlässliche Wort Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy und Johann George Hamann,” Neue Zeitschrift fur systematische Theologie un Religionsphilosophie, XLII, no. 1 (2000), pp. 32-42.
    “The question is whether there is any substantial relation between Johann Georg Hamann and Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy concerning their concentration on speech and language being a gift from heaven and the basis and cornerstone of human society and history. In 1957 Rosenstock-Huessy published in German an imaginary letter from Heraclitus to Parmenides. . . . It is in this letter that the main elements of his speech-thinking are to be found (the emphasis is on names, imperatives, and mutual and true communication). These are set out and compared with the corresponding statements and quotations by Hamann. . . . “
  • Kroesen, Otto, “The Empowerment of Floating Identities,” in Ethics and the Internet, ed. Anton Vedder (Antwerpen, Groningen Oxford: Intersentia, 2001), pp. 143-159.
  • Kroesen, Otto, “Eigen en Anders - de wederzijdse toegankelijkheid van culturen in de Twintigste Eeuw,” in Otto Kroesen, Jan Baars, and Richard Starmans, eds, Acta van de Nederlands-Vlaamse Filosofendag, ( Delft: Katholieke Universiteit Brabant, 1999), pp. 161 – 175.
  • Kroesen, Otto, “Van theologie naar technologie: duizend jaar ordening’ in Wereld en Zending , no. 1 (2000) pp. 39-48.
  • Kroesen, Otto, “Een sociologie van de techniek - E. Rosenstock-Huessy,” in Filosofie , vol. 10, nr. 3 (2000), pp. 29-33.
  • Kroesen, Otto, “Post-Christelijke Ethiek?,” in Aan Babels’s stromen. Een Bevrijdend Perspectief op Ethick en Technik ed. Kees Boersma, Jan van der Stoep, Maarten Verkerk, and Ad Vlot (Amsterdam: Buijten en Schipperheijn, Amsterdam, 2002), pp.. 36-54 .
  • Samson, Steven Alan, “Edward Rozek: A Student’s Tribute,” Humanitas, XV, no. 2 (2002), 109-112.
    Rozek was a teacher of Samson’s at the University of Colorado. Samson cites Rosenstock several times on the meaning of teaching.
  • Goldman, David B, “Historical Aspects of Globalization and Law,” in Jurisprudence for an Interconnected Globe, ed. Catherine Dauvergne (London: Ashgate, 2003).
    Goldman is a practicing lawyer in Australia and a productive scholar of legal history on the side. This article develops R-H’s fundamental distinction in chapter 9 of Out of Revolution (1938)––seventy years ago: “Many sects, many creeds, many races, many ways of education and self-expression, but one unshakable bondage––or freedom––of economic organization will remain for us in the future. The various creeds and denominations and national beliefs will be small parishes in a world-wide economic society. “ “In the beginning of European history, the opposite proportions between Church and economy prevailed. Economy was husbandry––something local, parochial, narrow––split into myriads of atoms. Christianity claimed universality and unity. One great ocean of creed and an archipelago of economic islands––that was the situation in year 1000. . . . Church and economy have changed their places during the last thousand years.”
  • Ravesteijn, W. en J. O. Kroesen, “De toekomst als opdracht – Utopie, Revolutie en Techniek in Europa,” in Europa, Balans en Richting, (Tielt: Lannoo Campus, 2003).
  • Zank, Michael, “The Rosenzweig-Rosenstock Triangle, Or, What Can We Learn from Letters to Gritli?: A Review Essay,” Modern Judaism, XXIII (2003), 74-98.
    A balanced treatment of a sensitive topic about which much information is not yet publicly available..
  • Leithart, Peter J., "The Sociology of Infant Baptism," Christendom Essays: Biblical Horizons Issue No. 100. (Niceville, Florida, DATE)
  • Cristaudo, Wayne, “Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy: Before, During, and After Post-Modernism,” in Revue Roumaine de Philosophie (2004), 190-203.
  • Gormann-Thelen, Michael, “Franz Rosenzweigs Briefe an Margrit (‘Gritli’) Rosenstock. Ein Zwischenbericht mit drei Documenten,” in The Legacy of Franz Rosenzweig. Collected Essays, ed. by Luc Anckaert et al. (Louvain, 2004).
  • Hovitz, Rivka, “The Shaping of Rosenzweig’s Identity According to the Gritli Letters,” in Martin Brasser, ed., Rosenzweig als Leser: Kontextuelle Kommentare zum Stern der Erlösung (Tubingen, 2004).
  • Kroesen, Otto, ”Imperatives, Communication, Sustainable Development,” in Mitteilungsblätter der Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy Gesellschaft, (Körle, 2004), pp. 101-109.
  • Kroesen, Otto, “From Thou to IT: Information Technology from the Perspective of the Language Philosophy of Franz Rosenzweig and Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy,“ in Ulf Görman, W. B. Drees, & H. Meisinger, eds., Creative Creatures: Values and Ethical Issues in Theology, Science and Technology (London - New York: T & T Clark International, 2005) (ISBN 0-567-03088-1).
  • Kroesen, Otto,
    • “Wat hebben joden, christenen en moslims elkaar te zeggen?” In de Waagschaal, vol. 34, no. 26 (February 2005), pp. 10-13; ** “Heilseconomie en heilsgeschiedenis, I” In de Waagschaal, vol. 35, no. 10 (February 2005), pp. 10-14;
    • “Heilseconomie en heilsgeschiedenis, II” In de Waagschaal, vol. 35, no. 12, pp. 356-360, pp. 10-14;
    • “Christus als centrum van de wereldgeschiedenis, In de Waagschaal, vol. 36, no. 7-8 (2007), pp. 210-213, 240-242.
      These are the most recent of many brief contributions Kroesen has made to this publication, In de Waagschaal, going back to 1991, if not before. The reader is advised to check the archives of the publication to see all of the relevant entries.
  • Kroesen, J. O., K. F. Mulder, & W. Ravesteijn, “Innovation through pluriformity: technology development in European history and in a globalizing world,“ in D. Trzmielak & M. Urbaniak, eds., Value-added partnering in a changing world (Lodz: Innovation Center, University of Lodz, 2005), pp. 215-220. (ISBN 83-9223750-1).
  • Ravesteijn, W. , E. Graaff, & J. O. Kroesen, “Competent to communicate technology: a new perspective on developing communicative skills in engineering education,“ in Cagdas Simsek & Yavuz Yaman, eds., SEFI Proceedings: Engineering education at the cross-roads of civilization (Ankara: Middle East Technical University, 2005), pp. 480-487. (ISBN 975-429-236-1).
  • Miyajima, Naoki, Review of Out of Revolution, in Hogaku Shimpo- The Chuo Law Review (Tokyo: Chuo University Law Association), 112 (3.4), (July, 2005) pp. 235-246.
    There is a translation of this review available, by Prof. Lloyd Craighill, Amherst, MA. The review was prompted by the publication of Harold Berman’s Law and Revolution: The Formation of the Western Legal Tradition, which explicitly acknowledges the influence of R-H’s Out of Revolution.
  • Leutzsch, Andreas "'Zwischen Welt und Bielefeld. Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy, Georg Müller und ihr Archiv in Bielefeld-Bethel,” Jahresbericht des Historischen Vereins für die Grafschaft Ravensberg (Bielefeld, 2006), vol. XCI, pp. 225-250
  • Sherraden, Margaret; John Stringham; Simona Sow; Amanda McBrida, “The Forms and Structures of International Voluntary Service,” Voluntas: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations, XVII, no. 2 (June 2006), 156-180.
    R-H’s Planetary Service is cited twice, but not discussed substantively.
  • Bade, David, “Colorless green ideals in the language of bibliographic description: making sense and nonsense in the library. Language & Communication, XXVII no.1 (January 2007), 54-80.
    Cites R-H with relevance to the implicit communication between a library cataloguer, making decisions about how to describe a book, and the researcher who may be seeking such a book. See also, Bade, Misinformation and meaning in library catalogs (Chicago: D. W. Bade, 2003) and Bade, The theory and practice of bibliographic failure, or, Misinformation in the information society (Ulaanbaatar: Chuluunbat, 2004).
  • Cristaudo, Wayne, “Revolution and the Redeeming of the World: The Messianic History of Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy’s Out of Revolution,” in Messianism, Apocalypse, Redemption: 20th-Century German Thought, ed. Wendy Baker and Wayne Cristaudo (Adelaide: Australia Theological Forum, 2006).
  • --------------, “Rosenzweig’s and Rosenstock’s Critiques of Idealism: The Common Front of Contrary Allegiances,” in Franz Rosenzweig’s “Neues Denken,” ed. Wolfgang Schmied-Kowarzik (Freiburg: Karl Alber, 2006).
  • Brueggemann, Walter , “Life-Giving Speech Amid an Empire of Silence,” Michigan Law Review, CV, (April 2007), pp. 1115-1132.
    A review essay of James Boyd White, Living Speech: Resisting the Empire of Force. Brueggemann is a distinguished Old Testament scholar, retired from Columbia Theological Seminary. The essay includes a long quotation from R-H’s Speech and Reality.
  • Kroesen, J. O., “From empire to globalization and oecumene,” in Student World: Ecumenical Review World Student Christian Federation (2007), 26-34.
  • Kroesen, J. O., “Onderweg naar een andere bron van gezag,” in Speling: Tijdschrift voor bezinning (2007), 59(3), pp. 28-34.
  • Hart, Jeffrey, “Jeffrey Hart on Prof. Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy,” The Dartmouth Review (Monday, August 11, 2008).
    This short essay, in a publication edited by Dartmouth College students, is most easily found on the Review’s website, at: dartlog@dartreview.com. Hart is a professor emeritus of English literature at Dartmouth who, when he was an undergraduate at the College, took courses from ERH.
  • Duncanson, Thomas, “Discursive Disease and Toxic Leadership in the Speech-Thinking of Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy.” Das Beispiel Russland. Rudolf Hermeier, ed. (forthcoming)
  • Cristaudo, Wayne, “Love Is as Strong as Death: The Triadic Love of Franz Rosenzweig, Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy, and Gritli Rosenstock-Huessy,” in Persons, Love, and Intimacy (Rodopi: Amsterdam forthcoming). Vol. I, At the Interface Series.
  • Jakubowski, Zbigniew, “Myślenie mowy w dążeniu do osiągnięcia ładu i tożsamości społecznej według Eugena Rosenstocka-Huessy” [Speech-thinking in Pursuit of Social Order and Peace by Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy. Polish] (forthcoming in a Warsaw journal).
    Jakubowski has also translated Rosenstock’s “Farewell to Descartes” chapter (from Out of Revolution) into Polish.

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