The Covenant of Circumcision: New Perspectives on an Ancient Jewish Rite

The Covenant of Circumcision: New Perspectives on an Ancient Jewish Rite

by Elizabeth Wyner Mark
     
 

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Religious and Judaic studies, the humanities, and the social sciences provide lenses through which scholars view the texts and cultural markings of circumcision, and contemporary voices concerning it. Annotation ©2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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Religious and Judaic studies, the humanities, and the social sciences provide lenses through which scholars view the texts and cultural markings of circumcision, and contemporary voices concerning it. Annotation ©2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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... Mark's excellent introduction is followed by a superb collection of essays by some of the most distinguished scholars in the field of Jewish studies. There is no volume that covers the topic of circumcision so thoroughly, and it will serve an academic audience thirsty for substantial and provocative interpretations of this hotly contested Jewish ritual.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781584653066
Publisher:
Brandeis University Press
Publication date:
04/01/2003
Series:
HBI Series on Jewish Women
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.03(d)

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"... Mark's excellent introduction is followed by a superb collection of essays by some of the most distinguished scholars in the field of Jewish studies. There is no volume that covers the topic of circumcision so thoroughly, and it will serve an academic audience thirsty for substantial and provocative interpretations of this hotly contested Jewish ritual."

Meet the Author

ELIZABETH WYNER MARK (d. 2006) was a Resident Scholar at the Women’s Studies Research Center at Brandeis University. A clinical psychologist, she was formerly a Clinical Instructor at Harvard Medical School and a Clinical Supervisor at McLean Hospital. In recent years she had been exploring the application of psychotherapeutic modes of understanding to the study of biblical texts.

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