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Major turning points in Jewish intellectual history

Major turning points in Jewish intellectual history

Author: David Aberbach
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Palgrave Macmillan, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
"David Aberbach's book explores major transformations in Jewish life and thought from the time the Bible was written to the present, and asks such fundamental questions as: how did ancient Israel evolve to exclusive monotheism? Which circumstances led to the transition among Jews in the Roman empire from being a militant, state-based people to being a pacifist, scripture-based people? Which social forces attracted  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Aberbach
ISBN: 1403917663 9781403917669
OCLC Number: 52381155
Description: xv, 220 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: pt. I. From Idolatry to Monotheism --
1. The Iron Age, Imperialism, and the Prophets --
2. Trauma and Abstract Monotheism: Jewish Exile and Recovery in the Sixth Century B.C.E. --
pt. II. From State to Scripture --
3. The Roman-Jewish Wars and Hebrew Cultural Nationalism --
4. Entry to Powerlessness: The Tannaim, Marcus Aurelius, and the Politics of Stoicized Judaism --
pt. III. Toward a Secular Culture --
5. Secular Hebrew Poetry in Muslim Spain 1031-1140 --
pt. IV. From Theology to Sociology --
6. The Baal Shem Tov, Mystical Union, and Individualism --
7. Marx and Freud: Emancipation and the End of Rabbinic Dominance --
8. Conflicting Images of Hebrew in Western Civilization --
pt. V. From Assimilation to Nationalism --
9. The Renascence of Hebrew and Jewish Nationalism in the Tsarist Empire 1881-1917.
Responsibility: David Aberbach.
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This book analyzes major transformations in Jewish life and thought: from idolatry to exclusive monotheism in the biblical age, from state-based identity to cultural nationalism in the Roman empire;  Read more...


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