Studies In Hellenistic Judaism

Author: Louis H. Feldman
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004104181
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Studies In Hellenistic Judaism from the Author: Louis H. Feldman. This volume contains essays, previously published in various places, dealing with Josephus, Judaism and Christianity, Latin literature and the Jews, the Romans in Rabbinic literature, and other studies in Hellenistic Judaism.

One True God

Author: Rodney Stark
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691115009
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One True God from the Author: Rodney Stark. Western history would be unrecognizable had it not been for people who believed in One True God. There would have been wars, but no religious wars. There would have been moral codes, but no Commandments. Had the Jews been polytheists, they would today be only another barely remembered people, less important, but just as extinct as the Babylonians. Had Christians presented Jesus to the Greco-Roman world as ''another'' God, their faith would long since have gone the way of Mithraism. And surely Islam would never have made it out of the desert had Muhammad not removed Allah from the context of Arab paganism and proclaimed him as the only God. The three great monotheisms changed everything. With his customary clarity and vigor, Rodney Stark explains how and why monotheism has such immense power both to unite and to divide. Why and how did Jews, Christians, and Muslims missionize, and when and why did their efforts falter? Why did both Christianity and Islam suddenly become less tolerant of Jews late in the eleventh century, prompting outbursts of mass murder? Why were the Jewish massacres by Christians concentrated in the cities along the Rhine River, and why did the pogroms by Muslims take place mainly in Granada? How could the Jews persist so long as a minority faith, able to withstand intense pressures to convert? Why did they sometimes assimilate? In the final chapter, Stark also examines the American experience to show that it is possible for committed monotheists to sustain norms of civility toward one another. A sweeping social history of religion, One True God shows how the great monotheisms shaped the past and created the modern world.

Inventing New Beginnings

Author: Asher D. Biemann
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 080477045X
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Inventing New Beginnings from the Author: Asher D. Biemann. Inventing New Beginnings is the first book-length study to examine the conceptual underpinnings of the "Jewish Renaissance," or "return" to Judaism, that captured much of German-speaking Jewry between 1890 and 1938. The book addresses two very fundamental, yet hitherto strangely understated, questions: What did the term "renaissance" actually mean to the intellectuals and ideologues of the "Jewish Renaissance," and how did this understanding relate to wider currents in European intellectual and cultural history of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries? It also addresses the larger question of how we can contemplate "renaissance" as a mode of thought that is conditioned by the consciousness and experience of modernity and that extends to our present time.

Jewish Christian Dialogue

Author: David Novak
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195360981
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Jewish Christian Dialogue from the Author: David Novak. Many studies written about the Jewish-Christian relationship are primarily historical overviews that focus on the Jewish background of Christianity, the separation of Christianity from Judaism, or the medieval disputations between the two faiths. This book is one of the first studies to examine the relationship from a philosophical and theological viewpoint. Carefully drawing on Jewish classical sources, Novak argues that there is actual justification for the new relationship between Judaism and Christianity from within Jewish religious tradition. He demonstrates that this new relationship is possible between religiously committed Jews and Christians without the two major impediments to dialogue: triumphalism and relativism. One of the very few books on this topic written by a Jewish theologian who speaks specifically to modern Christian concerns, it will provide the groundwork for a more serious development of Jewish-Christian dialogue in our day.

Let The Wise Listen And Add To Their Learning Prov 1 5

Author: Constanza Cordoni
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 3110429330
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Let The Wise Listen And Add To Their Learning Prov 1 5 from the Author: Constanza Cordoni. This Festschrift honours Günter Stemberger on the occasion of his 75th birthday on 7 December 2015 and contains 41 articles from colleagues and students. The studies focus on a variety of subjects pertaining to the history, religion and culture of Judaism – and, to a lesser extent, of Christianity – from late antiquity and the Middle Ages to the modern era.

Geography Of Hope

Author: Pierre Birnbaum
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 9780804752930
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Geography Of Hope from the Author: Pierre Birnbaum. In Geography of Hope, French sociologist and historian Pierre Birnbaum examines the work of the some of the prominent Jewish social scientists of the past two centuries in order to analyze their range of responses to the tensions between the Enlightenment call for universalism and the reality of Jewish particularism.

Religious Organizations In Community Services

Author: Terry Tirrito, PhD
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826115782
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Religious Organizations In Community Services from the Author: Terry Tirrito, PhD. This book explores the scope and breadth of religious organizations in social work practice. It begins by tracing the origins of the social work profession back to the earliest civilizations and their religious traditions, establishing the precedent for a fruitful commingling of religion and social welfare. The contributors propose that religious/faith organizations can assume responsibilities for social welfare in the 21st century, using the Korean Church as one example of an effective provider of social services. A 12-step model for religious organizations to use to develop community action programs is also presented.

Religion And The Early Modern State

Author: James D. Tracy
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521828253
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Religion And The Early Modern State from the Author: James D. Tracy. Thirteen 2005 essays show worldwide perspectives of how early modern governments attempted to regulate religious life.

The Modern Jewish Experience

Author: Jack Wertheimer
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814792626
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The Modern Jewish Experience from the Author: Jack Wertheimer. This essential resource offers guidance for educators to expand the teaching repertoire on a range of issues in modern Jewish history, culture, religion, and Society.