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Conversion : an element of ethno-religious nation building in early Judaism

Author: Stefany D Truesdell
Publisher: [Long Beach, California] : California State University, Long Beach, 2013.
Dissertation: M.A. California State University, Long Beach 2013
Series: California State University, Long Beach.; Master's thesis collection, Dept. of Religious Studies.
Edition/Format:   Thesis/dissertation : Document : Thesis/dissertation   Computer File : English
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Abstract: Using theories of nationalism from Anthony D. Smith, Benedict Anderson, and Barry Shenker, alterity as discussed by Kim Knott and Jonathan Z. Smith, and conversion theories from Joseph Rosenbloom, Lewis Rambo, and Andrew Buckser, this thesis examines four "snapshots" of Israelite/Jewish history for evidence of the use of conversion as a necessary component of "nation building." Periods analyzed include the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Academic theses
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Material Type: Document, Thesis/dissertation, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stefany D Truesdell
ISBN: 9781303203497 1303203499
OCLC Number: 1007552009
Description: v, 146 leaves
Series Title: California State University, Long Beach.; Master's thesis collection, Dept. of Religious Studies.
Responsibility: by Stefany D. Truesdell.

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Abstract: Using theories of nationalism from Anthony D. Smith, Benedict Anderson, and Barry Shenker, alterity as discussed by Kim Knott and Jonathan Z. Smith, and conversion theories from Joseph Rosenbloom, Lewis Rambo, and Andrew Buckser, this thesis examines four "snapshots" of Israelite/Jewish history for evidence of the use of conversion as a necessary component of "nation building." Periods analyzed include the Israelite Period, Post-Exilic Ezra and Nehemiah, Second Temple Hasmonean Kingdom, and the Late Antique Mishnaic Period. By analyzing primary sources and related scholarship, this thesis seeks to show that conversion is not only a necessary component of building an intentional community, but also that the early Jewish community leaders employed conversion as a means to ensure the continuity of their people and history.

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