Judaism / Edition 2

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Overview


In this thoroughly revised new edition, Nicholas de Lange examines the basic elements of Judaism, both as a religion and a way of life. Assuming no prior knowledge, the book opens with an account of the Jewish people and the main lines of its history. The following eight chapters are structured around this historical framework and focus on the different strands that make up the fabric of Judaism. The Torah and tradition, worship, the Bible, law, ethics, mysticism, theology and eschatology are all discussed, with a final chapter exploring the problems facing Judaism today, helping to illustrate that Judaism is a living and important religion.

"Here is an excellent book, well written and easy to follow, that shows the reichness and diversity of the Jewish religion."--Provident Book Finder.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199252978
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 4/10/2003
  • Edition description: 2nd Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 184
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 5.30 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Professor Nicholas de Lange is the Professor of Hebrew & Jewish Studies at Cambridge University. His publications include Atlas of the Jewish World and An Introduction to Judaism, and is editor of An Illustrated History of the Jewish People.

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Table of Contents

Chronology
The Jewish Calendar
Introduction What is Judaism?
1. A People and its Faith
2. Torah and Tradition
3. The Tradition of Worship
4. The Biblical Tradition
5. The Legal Tradition
6. The Ethical Tradition
7. The Mystical Tradition
8. The Theological Tradition
9. The Eschatological Tradition
10. Judaism Today
Further Reading
Index
Index

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