Historical Dictionary of Judaism / Edition 2

Historical Dictionary of Judaism / Edition 2

by Norman Solomon
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0810855046

ISBN-13: 9780810855045

Pub. Date: 07/28/2006

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

The "Historical Dictionary of Judaism" doesn't just present "religious" beliefs in a traditional sense, but investigates the complex intermingling of religion, devotion, lifestyle and culture, as it is found in diverse Jewish populations around the world and as it has evolved over the course of recent human history. Judaism, like many other cultural institutions, has

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The "Historical Dictionary of Judaism" doesn't just present "religious" beliefs in a traditional sense, but investigates the complex intermingling of religion, devotion, lifestyle and culture, as it is found in diverse Jewish populations around the world and as it has evolved over the course of recent human history. Judaism, like many other cultural institutions, has rarely remained static—instead, continually investigating and questioning itself, metamorphosing in relation to the world. There are numerous useful, unique features that make this "Dictionary" user-friendly. Hebrew words are often included to further texture the entries, though each is fully explained in English. Historical charts focus on special issues such as Jewish theology, philosophy, and religious law. The bibliography includes an eclectic collection of reference, bibliographical, and primary source works, as well as many recent works accessible to the general reader. Additional, dedicated bibliographies are included for topics of particular interest such as Jewish Religious Texts, Women in Judaism, Christian-Jewish Relations, and Judaism and the Environment.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810855045
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
07/28/2006
Series:
Historical Dictionaries of Religions, Philosophies, and Movements Series , #69
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
576
Product dimensions:
6.82(w) x 8.70(h) x 1.46(d)

Table of Contents

Editor’s Foreword by Jon Woronoff
List of Tables
Readers Note
Maps
Chronology
Introduction
THE DICTIONARY
Supplementary Tables
Appendixes:
Appendix A-The Mitzvot
Appendix B-Standard Prayer Texts
Appendix C-Reform “Platforms”
Appendix D-An Orthodox Convention
Appendix E- Christians and Christianity
Bibliography
About the Author

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