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.

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.

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.

From Text To Tradition

Author: Lawrence H. Schiffman
Publisher: KTAV Publishing House, Inc.
ISBN: 9780881253726
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From Text To Tradition from the Author: Lawrence H. Schiffman.

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.

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.

Das Zinsverbot In Der Islamischen Wirtschaftsordnung Philosophische Und Religi Se Grundlagen

Author: Steffen Jörg
Publisher: Diplomica Verlag
ISBN: 3959347316
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Das Zinsverbot In Der Islamischen Wirtschaftsordnung Philosophische Und Religi Se Grundlagen from the Author: Steffen Jörg. Die Konferenz der islamischen Länder ist eine Organisation, in der sich heutzutage ungefähr 50 Länder zusammengeschlossen haben, deren Bevölkerung überwiegend muslimisch ist. Der Großteil dieser Länder erlangte in den 50er und 60er Jahren ihre Unabhängigkeit von den europäischen Kolonialmächten. Die Bemühungen islamischer Länder, geistig zu den eigenen Wurzeln zurück zu finden sowie politisch und wirtschaftlich auf eigenen Beinen stehen zu wollen, manifestierten sich auf wirtschaftlicher Seite am deutlichsten in zwei Punkten: einerseits darin, dass die Islamische Ökonomik an immer mehr Hochschulen als neue ökonomische Disziplin Einzug fand - andererseits im Phänomen des Islamic Banking, eines auf der Basis des Zinsverbotes basierenden Bankensystems. Neben dem Sozialwesen mit der Konzeption der zak¡t-Abgabe ist vor allem die Idee eines zinslosen Finanzsystems das Hauptcharakteristikum der islamischen Wirtschaftsordnung. In der vorliegenden Arbeit wird die islamische Wirtschaftsordnung vor dem Hintergrund von philosophischen und religiösen Konzepten über das Zinsverbot betrachtet. In diesem Zusammenhang wird auch auf die Antike, auf das Juden- und Christentum und auf ein modernes Konzept des Zinsverbotes, das Freigeld, eingegangen.

Popes And Jews 1095 1291

Author: Rebecca Rist
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0191027847
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Popes And Jews 1095 1291 from the Author: Rebecca Rist. In Popes and Jews, 1095-1291, Rebecca Rist explores the nature and scope of the relationship of the medieval papacy to the Jewish communities of western Europe. Rist analyses papal pronouncements in the context of the substantial and on-going social, political, and economic changes of the eleventh, twelfth, and thirteenth centuries, as well the characters and preoccupations of individual pontiffs and the development of Christian theology. She breaks new ground in exploring the other side of the story - Jewish perceptions of both individual popes and the papacy as an institution - through analysis of a wide range of contemporary Hebrew and Latin documents. The author engages with the works of recent scholars in the field of Christian-Jewish relations to examine the social and legal status of Jewish communities in light of the papacy's authorisation of crusading, prohibitions against money lending, and condemnation of the Talmud, as well as increasing charges of ritual murder and host desecration, the growth of both Christian and Jewish polemical literature, and the advent of the Mendicant Orders. Popes and Jews, 1095-1291 is an important addition to recent work on medieval Christian-Jewish relations. Furthermore, its subject matter - religious and cultural exchange between Jews and Christians during a period crucial for our understanding of the growth of the Western world, the rise of nation states, and the development of relations between East and West - makes it extremely relevant to today's multi-cultural and multi-faith society.