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Major Turning Points in Jewish Intellectual History
     

Major Turning Points in Jewish Intellectual History

by D. Aberbach
 
This book analyzes major transformations in Jewish life and thought: from idolatry to exclusive monotheism in the biblical age, from state-based identity to cultural nationalism in the Roman empire; and, in the European Diaspora, from theology to secularism and revived political nationalism in the modern period. Fundamental questions are asked about Jewish

Overview

This book analyzes major transformations in Jewish life and thought: from idolatry to exclusive monotheism in the biblical age, from state-based identity to cultural nationalism in the Roman empire; and, in the European Diaspora, from theology to secularism and revived political nationalism in the modern period. Fundamental questions are asked about Jewish survival in a variety of topics including prophecy, Jewish law, Midrash, the Roman-Jewish wars, Stoicism, secular poetry in Muslim Spain, Marx and Freud, and Hebrew literature through the ages.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403917669
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date:
11/05/2003
Edition description:
2003
Pages:
220
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.02(d)

Meet the Author

David Aberbach is Associate Professor of Hebrew and Comparative Literature at McGill University, Canada.

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