Judaism

Judaism

by Kenneth Atkinson
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0791078604

ISBN-13: 9780791078600

Pub. Date: 02/01/2004

Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated

Judaism is one of the world's oldest religions. It began in the Middle East when a man named Abraham was commanded by God to leave his home and migrate to a new country. Today's Jewish people consider themselves the spiritual descendants of Abraham, who was the first person to worship the one God instead of the many gods common in ancient religions. For thousands of

Overview

Judaism is one of the world's oldest religions. It began in the Middle East when a man named Abraham was commanded by God to leave his home and migrate to a new country. Today's Jewish people consider themselves the spiritual descendants of Abraham, who was the first person to worship the one God instead of the many gods common in ancient religions. For thousands of years, the Jewish community has survived many persecutions. Even after they lost their country and their Temple in Jerusalem, the Jewish people managed to meet the challenges of both the ancient and modern world. Judaism is a faith of continuity, one that maintains its identity by telling its history. One interesting characteristics of Judaism is its inclusion of other peoples: Both Christians and Muslims base their faith in the same Scriptures and God that Jews worship. This connection makes the Jewish story very unique. This book by Kenneth Atkinson, a professor of religion and respected writer of scholarly works on biblical literature, tells that story.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791078600
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
02/01/2004
Series:
Religions of the World Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
150
Product dimensions:
6.38(w) x 9.28(h) x 0.68(d)
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Forewordvi
Prefacexi
1Introduction2
2Foundations18
3The Jewish Scriptures36
4Worldview48
5House of Worship: A Visit to a Jewish Synagogue58
6Growing up Jewish70
7Cultural Expressions82
8Holidays90
9Memories100
10Judaism in the World Today112
Chronology and Timeline122
Bibliography125
Further Reading127
Index129

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