Judaism And Human Rights In Contemporary Thought

Judaism And Human Rights In Contemporary Thought

by S.Daniel Breslauer
     
 

This reference provides a comprehensive survey of human rights in Judaism. It includes both theoretical discussions of the nature and substance of human rights and practical applications of that theory either by Jews or to Jews. While numerous dissertations and audio-visual materials focus on human rights and Judaism, the bibliography is limited to books and

Overview

This reference provides a comprehensive survey of human rights in Judaism. It includes both theoretical discussions of the nature and substance of human rights and practical applications of that theory either by Jews or to Jews. While numerous dissertations and audio-visual materials focus on human rights and Judaism, the bibliography is limited to books and articles. The majority of the works have been written in English or Hebrew, but significant studies in other languages, chiefly French and German, have also been included. The volume contains more than 700 citations, each accompanied by a descriptive annotation.

The book begins with an introductory essay that examines the basic concerns of the works that follow. The annotated entries are then presented in five chapters. The first chapter includes anthologies, references, and periodicals. The second chapter includes studies of human rights in the Bible and Talmud. The third chapter includes works on Jewish theories of human rights. The fourth chapter, broken down into smaller sections, includes works on Judaism and particular human rights. The fifth chapter contains entries for works on contemporary Judaism and human rights. The volume concludes with author, title, and subject indexes.

Editorial Reviews

Booknews
Cites and briefly describes over 800 books and journal articles dealing with Judaism and human rights. Most of the works are in English or Hebrew. The sections include the Bible and Talmud, theoretical studies, specific human rights, and contemporary Judaism. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313279942
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/21/1993
Series:
Bibliographies and Indexes in Religious Studies Series, #25
Pages:
218
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.56(d)

Meet the Author

S. DANIEL BRESLAUER is Professor in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Kansas. His other books include Covenant and Community In Modern Judaism (Greewood Press, 1989), Modern Jewish Morality: A Bibliographical Survey (Greenwood Press, 1986), and Contemporary Jewish Ethics: A Bibliographical Survey (Greenwood Press, 1985).

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