A Meeting-Place for the Wise: More Excursions into the Jewish Past and Present

A Meeting-Place for the Wise: More Excursions into the Jewish Past and Present

by Eliezer Segal
     
 

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This volume brings together a diverse collection of studies related to Jewish history, culture, religion and literature. The pithy articles introduce the reader to a dazzling variety of personalities, ideologies, historical events and communal dynamics. The articles are written from a sympathetic, but non-dogmatic, perspective by an expert in the academic study of the…  See more details below

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This volume brings together a diverse collection of studies related to Jewish history, culture, religion and literature. The pithy articles introduce the reader to a dazzling variety of personalities, ideologies, historical events and communal dynamics. The articles are written from a sympathetic, but non-dogmatic, perspective by an expert in the academic study of the Jewish religion. They were originally published as newspaper columns, and are designed to entertain as much as to educate the intelligent non-specialist.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013348325
Publisher:
Quid Pro, LLC
Publication date:
09/28/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
343 KB

Meet the Author

Eliezer Segal is a Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Calgary, where he has been teaching since 1986. In addition to his scholarly writing, he has published extensively for non-specialist audiences on diverse topics related to Jewish history and tradition. Through his website and newspaper columns, he has attracted a broad readership with his amusing style and novel perspectives. His recent scholarly books include 'Introducing Judaism' (Routledge, 2008) and 'Reading Jewish Religious Texts' (Routledge, 2011). In 2011, he also published with Quid Pro Books a sequel collection of essays intended for a wide audience, entitled 'On the Trails of Tradition.'

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