Explorations in Jewish Historical Experience: The Civilizational Dimension

Explorations in Jewish Historical Experience: The Civilizational Dimension

by Shmuel N. Eisenstadt
     
 

Professor S.N. Eisenstadt has written numerous essays on Jewish Identity over the years. This volume brings together some of these. The major argument of the essays follows the Weberian view of Jewish historical experience as that of a distinct civilization, as a distinct Great Religion, the first monotheistic civilization – without, however, accepting many of… See more details below

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Professor S.N. Eisenstadt has written numerous essays on Jewish Identity over the years. This volume brings together some of these. The major argument of the essays follows the Weberian view of Jewish historical experience as that of a distinct civilization, as a distinct Great Religion, the first monotheistic civilization – without, however, accepting many of Weber’s concrete analyses.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789004136939
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
03/31/2004
Series:
Jewish Identities in a Changing World Series, #3
Pages:
330
Product dimensions:
9.80(w) x 6.34(h) x 1.05(d)

Table of Contents

Section I The Jewish Historical Experience in the Civilizational Framework
CHAPTER ONE, The Format of Jewish History - Some Reflections on Weber’s Ancient Judaism
CHAPTER TWO, The Jewish Historical Experience in the Framework of Comparative Universal History
CHAPTER THREE, The Jewish Experience in the Modern Era
Section II The Zionist Movement and Israeli Story
CHAPTER FOUR, Did Zionism Bring the Jews back to History?
CHAPTER FIVE, Change and Continuity in Israeli Society
CHAPTER SIX, The Mahapach of 1977 and the Transformation of Israeli Society
CHAPTER SEVEN, Israeli Identity: Problems in the Development of the Collective Identity of an Ideological Society
CHAPTER EIGHT, Israeli Politics and the Jewish Political Tradition: Principled Political Anarchism and the Rule of the Court
CHAPTER NINE, Two New Democracies, the U.S. and Israel: Some Comparative Remarks
Section III The Jewish Experience in the Contemporary Era
CHAPTER TEN, The American Jewish Experience and American Pluralism: A Comparative Perspective
CHAPTER ELEVEN, Patterns of Contemporary Jewish Identity
CHAPTER TWELVE, The Jewish Experience in the Contemporary Era: Some Concluding Observations

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