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The Blackwell companion to Judaism

Author: Jacob Neusner; Alan J Avery-Peck
Publisher: Malden, MA : Blackwell Publishing, ©2003.
Series: Blackwell companions to religion, 1.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Surveys those issues most relevant to Judaic life today: ethics, feminism, politics, and constructive theology. Explores the definition of Judaism and its formative history. Makes sense  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jacob Neusner; Alan J Avery-Peck
ISBN: 1577180593 9781577180593
OCLC Number: 57142803
Description: xv, 553 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Part I. The history of Judaism --
ch. 1. Defining Judaism / Jacob Neusner --
ch. 2. The religious world of ancient Israel to 586 BCE / Marvin A. Sweeney --
ch. 3. Judaism and the Hebrew scriptures / Philip R. Davies --
ch. 4. Second temple Judaism / Frederick J. Murphy --
ch. 5. The formation of Rabbinic Judaism, 70-640 CE / Guenter Stemberger --
ch. 6. The canon of Rabbinic Judaism / Jacob Neusner --
ch. 7. Judaism and Christianity in the formative age / Bruce D. Chilton --
ch. 8. Judaism in the Muslim world / Sara Reguer --
ch. 9. Judaism in Christendom / David R. Carr ---
ch. 10. Philosophy in Judaism : two stances / S. Daniel Breslauer --
ch. 11. Jewish piety / Tzvee Zahavy --
Part II. The principal doctrines of Judaism --
ch. 12. The doctrine of Torah / Jacob Neusner --
ch. 13. The doctrine of God / Alan J. Avery-Peck --
ch. 14. The doctrine of Israel / Jacob Neusner --
ch. 15. The doctrine of the Messiah / William Scott Green and Jed Silverstein --
ch. 16. The doctrine of Hebrew language usage / David H. Aaron --
Part III. Modern and contemporary Judaism --
ch. 17. Reform Judaism / Dana Evan Kaplan --
ch. 18. Orthodox Judaism / Benjamin Brown --
ch. 19. Conservative Judaism : the struggle between ideology and popularity / Daniel Gordis --
ch. 20. New Age Judaism / Jeffrey K. Salkin --
Part IV. Special topics in understanding Judaism --
ch. 21. Ethics of Judaism / Elliot N. Dorff --
ch. 22. Women in contemporary Judaism / Judith R. Baskin --
ch. 23. Judaism as a theopolitical phenomenon / Daniel J. Elazar --
ch. 24. Contemporary Jewish theology / Neil Gillman --
ch. 25. Secular forms of Jewishness / Paul Mendes-Flohr --
ch. 26. Judaism and Zionism / Yosef Gorny --
ch. 27. The "return" to traditional Judaism at the end of the twentieth century : cross-cultural comparisons / M. Herbert Danzger.
Series Title: Blackwell companions to religion, 1.
Responsibility: edited by Jacob Neusner, Alan J. Avery-Peck.

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