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Homolka, Walter

Overview
Works: 128 works in 443 publications in 2 languages and 7,503 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Conference papers and proceedings  Literature 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Other, Author of introduction, Creator, Arranger
Classifications: BM538.P3, 296.387873
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Most widely held works by Walter Homolka
The gate to perfection : the idea of peace in Jewish thought by Walter Homolka( Book )

8 editions published in 1994 in English and German and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The authors maintain that peace has always played an important role in Jewish thought, that in fact Judasim as a religion is characterized by the striving for peace. they examine sources, ranging from biblical text to modern philosophy
How to do good & avoid evil : a global ethic from the sources of Judaism by Hans Küng( Book )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and German and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this impressive volume, Hans Küng, probably the most famous living Roman Catholic theologian, and Rabbi Walter Homolka, head of Germany's Abraham Geiger rabbinical seminary and distinguished professor, draw on the Jewish tradition to show the riches that Judaism can offer people of all faiths and nonbelievers in achieving these directives."--Book jacket
Jewish identity in modern times : Leo Baeck and German Protestantism by Walter Homolka( Book )

7 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Culture first! : promoting standards in the new media age( Book )

9 editions published between 1996 and 2016 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As the 'digital code' begins to penetrate the whole of our social fabric, we are increasingly conscious of living in a new era whose scale, dimensions and implications we do not fully comprehend. 'Interactivity', 'virtual reality' and 'global communications' are some of the most obvious dimensions of this new reality. Its implications include new cross-media acquisitions and mergers by players like Murdoch, Viacom and Disney and major questions about the future of printed word and reading." "This book does not attempt to offer a broad survey of the new 'digital age' in all its aspects. Instead, it restricts its questions to cultural standards and the issue of quality in media, to questions with an unavoidably normative content." "Culture First! challenges two fashionable arguments in cultural studies and media studies: that, in the modern 'digital age' of reproduction and simulation, technological change has made traditional conceptions of standards and quality in media obsolescent; that we can feel secure about standards in the face of evidence that the user of media is actively selecting, interpreting and remaking media culture." "Culture First! argues that the proper study of culture is normative; and that the proper, and neglected, purpose of cultural studies should be the nurturing of normative argument and judgement. This purpose can be better pursued if we return to the distinction between our 'best self' and our 'ordinary self' when thinking about cultural questions; if we seek to articulate and think rigorously about aesthetic and ethical standards; and if we recognize the specific cultural values of the printed word and reading as an activity and that the printed word is more than just a medium."--BOOK JACKET
Not by birth alone : conversion to Judaism( Book )

7 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study of Proselytes in Jewish history is intended to demonstrate that conversion to Judaism has not always been looked upon suspiciously as it has been in recent years and that, historically, converts were welcomed. There are essays discussing the contemporary outreach program and the laws of conversion, specifically relating to the israeli law of return. Many testimonies of conversion are included
Das Judentum hat viele Gesichter : die religiösen Strömungen der Gegenwart by Gilbert S Rosenthal( Book )

18 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in German and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ein deutscher und ein US-Rabbiner geben in diesem Buch einen Überblick über die relevantesten religiösen Strömungen im Judentum: orthodoxes, konservatives und Reformjudentum, Rekonstruktionismus und Chassidismus und deren Entwicklung. Friedrich Andrae urteilte: "Als Leitfaden durch die Vielfalt geistiger Strömungen des überhaupt nicht monolithischen Judentums gut geeignet". Der Vergleich der nun bei Hentrich & Hentrich verlegten mit der (Bastei-Lübbe- )Ausgabe von 2006 zeigte die punktuelle Fortschreibung des Texts und den Austausch von Illustrationen. Mit - für Schülerreferate nützlichen - kurzen Zusammenfassungen, einem grafischen Überblick und Glossar. Gut geeignet zur Vertiefung einschlägiger Abschnitte in der knappen Überblicksdarstellung von A. Brämer sowie zur Erweiterung des von I. Brodersen behandelten Themenspektrums
Und Brecht sah das Tragische nicht : Plädoyers, Polemiken, Profile by Rolf Hochhuth( Book )

13 editions published in 1996 in German and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Preaching in Judaism and Christianity : encounters and developments from biblical times to modernity by International Conference on Preaching in Judaism and Christianity( Book )

10 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Main description: It is a widespread idea that the roots of the Christian sermon can be found in the Jewish Derasha. But the story of the interrelation of the two homiletical traditions, Jewish and Christian, from New Testament times to the present day is still untold. This book offers the papers of the first international conference (Bamberg, Germany, 6th to 8th March 2007) which brought together Jewish and Christian scholars to discuss Jewish and Christian homiletics in their historical development and relationship and to sketch out common homiletical projects
Rabbi - pastor - priest : their roles and profiles through the ages( Book )

11 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Judentum und Christentum haben Amtsträger, um die vielfältigen Aufgaben der Gemeinschaft zu erfüllen. Die konkreten Verwirklichungsformen und Funktionen des Amtes sind dabei einem ständigen Wandel unterworfen. Die Beiträge gehen diesen Erwartungen an geistliche Amtsträger, an ihre Identität und Legitimation im Wandel der letzten Jahrhunderte nach und bringen diese auf zwei Ebenen zur Sprache: auf der Ebene der Leitbilder und auf der Ebene der realen Erscheinungsformen, die die jeweiligen geschichtlichen, kulturellen und sozialen Gegebenheiten hervorgebracht haben
Von der Sintflut ins Paradies : der Friede als Schlüsselbegriff jüdischer Theologie by Walter Homolka( Book )

6 editions published in 1993 in German and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jesus reclaimed : Jewish perspectives on the Nazarene by Walter Homolka( Book )

8 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Von Hiob zu Horkheimer : gesammelte Schriften zum Judentum und seiner Umwelt by Ernst Ludwig Ehrlich( Book )

5 editions published in 2009 in German and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The well-known Judaic scholar and historian, Ernst Ludwig Ehrlich (1921-2007), started his academic career in 1940 at the Berlin College for Judaic Studies. In 1943 he successfully fled from Nazi Germany to Switzerland. He held academic posts at the Universities of Zurich, Basle, Frankfurt/Main and Berlin. From an early stage in his career, Ehrlich worked for dialogue between Jews and Christians. During the Second Vatican Council he was an adviser to Cardinal Augustin Bea drafting the statement Nostrae Aetate dealing with relations between the Catholic Church and non-Christian religions. This volume in the series Studia Judaica brings together Ernst Ludwig Ehrlich's writings on the history, theology and ethics of Judaism and it honors the founder of the series Studia Judaica. They illustrate the breadth of his academic interests and testify to his life-long efforts to make knowledge about Jewish religion and culture available to a wide readership."--Publisher's website
Von Wittenberg nach Memphis : Festschrift für Reinhard Schwarz( Book )

6 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in German and English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das jüdische Eherecht by Walter Homolka( Book )

15 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in German and Undetermined and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das jüdische Eherecht ist eines der religiösen Rechtsfelder, die Rabbiner in ihrer Praxis am meisten beschäftigen. Im Staat Israel ist das jüdische Familienrecht bis heute für die Regelung von Eheschließung und Scheidung zwischen Juden relevant. Das Buch führt in das Jüdische Recht insgesamt und in seine Entwicklung in den verschiedenen Strömungen des Judentums ein. Es folgt ein Überblick über Brautwerbung, Verlobung, Details der Eheschließung wie Zeugenregeln und Festsetzung des Trautermins sowie Eheverbote. Dabei werden die Themen Jüdischer Status, Mischehe und Übertritt zum Judentum ebenso behandelt wie die Entwicklung von der Polygamie zur Monogamie und die Leviratsehe. Welche besonderen Regeln gelten für Angehörige der Priesterkaste? Was beinhaltet der Ehevertrag, die ""Ketubba""? Warum wird bei der Trauung ein Glas zerbrochen, was hat es mit dem Ehering auf sich und mit den Segensprüchen während der Eheschließung? Welche ehelichen Pflichten bestehen nach erfolgter Eheschließung, und können gleichgeschlechtliche Paare heiraten? Auch die Auflösung der Ehe durch Scheidung wird eingehend behandelt, Abfassung und Wortlaut des Scheidebriefes sowie die rechtlichen Folgen einer Scheidung werden erläutert. Das Buch richtet sich insbesondere an Rabbiner in der Gemeindepraxis, an Experten des kanonischen und kirchlichen Rechts und an Juristen, die sich mit vergleichendem Familienrecht beschäftigen. Auch Theologen und Judaisten lesen das Buch mit Gewinn
Jüdische existenz in der Moderne : Abraham Geiger und die Wissenschaft des Judentums( Book )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and German and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this book, internationally renowned historians reconstruct the biography and intellectual development of the rabbi and historian Abraham Geiger (1810-1874). The focus is on Geiger's intellectual defense of Judaism's right to exist, his efforts for a modernizing reform of the Jewish communities as well as his interpretation of the relationship of Judaism to Christianity and Islam, which is also important for the current interreligious dialogue."--Publisher's website
Jewish Jesus research and its challenge to Christology today by Walter Homolka( Book )

8 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historical Jesus research, Jewish or Christian, is marked by the search for origins and authenticity. The various Quests for the Historical Jesus contributed to a crisis of identity within Western Christianity. The result was a move "back to the Jewish roots!" For Jewish scholars it was a means to position Jewry within a dominantly Christian culture. As a consequence, Jews now feel more at ease to relate to Jesus as a Jew. For Walter Homolka the Christian challenge now is to formulate a new Christology: between a Christian exclusivism that denies the universality of God, and a pluralism that endangers the specificity of the Christian understanding of God and the uniqueness of religious traditions, including that of Christianity
Leo Baeck : philosophical and rabbinical approaches( Book )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and German and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theologie(n) an der Universtität [Universität] akademische Herausforderung im säkularen Umfeld( Book )

10 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in German and English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recently, the German Science Council has affirmed the centrality of the public university system as a place to study and teach about Christian and non-Christian theologies. At this time, there is an active process under way to integrate Jewish and Islamic theologies into the German university system. This volume examines the tensions that can arise between confessional theology and the university tradition of freedom of thought
Hesed and Tzedakah : from Bible to modernity by Walter Jacob( Book )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Preaching in Judaism and Christianity : Encounters and Developments from Biblical Times to Modernity by Alexander Deeg( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is a widespread idea that the roots of the Christian sermon can be found in the Jewish derasha. But the story of the interrelation of the two homiletical traditions, Jewish and Christian, from New Testament times to the present day is still untold. Can homiletical encounters be registered? Is there a common homiletical history - not only in the modern era, but also in rabbinic times and in the Middle Ages? Which current developments affect Jewish and Christian preaching today, in the 21st century? And, most important, what consequences may result from this mutual perception of Jewish and Ch
 
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The gate to perfection : the idea of peace in Jewish thought
Alternative Names
Chomolka, Val'ter 1964-

Homolka, Walter K. 1964-

Homolka, Walter Karl.

Homolka, Walter Karl 1964-

Khomolka, Valʹter

Khomolka, Val'ter 1964-

Walter Homolka deutscher Rabbiner und Hochschullehrer

Walter Homolka Duits rabbijn

Walter Homolka German rabbi

Walter Homolka rabí alemany

Walter Homolka rabino alemán

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English (94)

German (74)

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How to do good & avoid evil : a global ethic from the sources of JudaismJewish identity in modern times : Leo Baeck and German ProtestantismCulture first! : promoting standards in the new media ageNot by birth alone : conversion to JudaismPreaching in Judaism and Christianity : encounters and developments from biblical times to modernityVon Hiob zu Horkheimer : gesammelte Schriften zum Judentum und seiner Umwelt