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Marked in your flesh : circumcision from ancient Judea to modern America

Author: Leonard B Glick
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Offers a history of Jewish and Christian beliefs about circumcision from its ancient origins to the controversy about the ethics of performing such surgery on helpless infants.

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Leonard B Glick
ISBN: 9780195176742 019517674X
OCLC Number: 61274833
Description: xiv, 370 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: "This is my covenant": circumcision in the world of Temple Judaism --
"Great is circumcision": Christian condemnation, Jewish veneration --
"Offering incense to heaven": Jewish circumcision in medieval and early modern Europe --
"The height of foulness": circumcision in European religious and popular culture --
"Trembling of the hands": radical changes in a pivotal century --
Good sanitarians: circumcision medicalized --
"This little operation": Jewish American physicians and twentieth-century circumcision advocacy --
Unanswerable questions, questionable answers: justifying ritual circumcision --
"Deep feelings of nervousness": circumnavigating the taboo topic.
Responsibility: Leonard B. Glick.
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