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The Death of Death: Resurrection and Immortality in Jewish Thought / Edition 1
     

The Death of Death: Resurrection and Immortality in Jewish Thought / Edition 1

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by Neil Gillman
 

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ISBN-10: 1580230814

ISBN-13: 9781580230810

Pub. Date: 03/01/2000

Publisher: Turner Publishing Company

Does death end life, or is it the passage from one stage of life to another?

Noted theologian Neil Gillman offers readers an original and compelling argument that Judaism, a religion often thought to pay little attention to the afterlife, not only presents us with rich ideas on this subject-but delivers a deathblow to death itself. Combining astute scholarship

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Does death end life, or is it the passage from one stage of life to another?

Noted theologian Neil Gillman offers readers an original and compelling argument that Judaism, a religion often thought to pay little attention to the afterlife, not only presents us with rich ideas on this subject-but delivers a deathblow to death itself. Combining astute scholarship with keen historical, theological and liturgical insights, Gillman traces the evolution of Jewish thought about bodily resurrection and spiritual immortality, and what it means for our lives today.
"Breaks through the silence of modern Jewish thought on immortality....A work of major significance."
-Rabbi Sheldon Zimmerman, President, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion

"Sure to ignite discussion in the Jewish world."
- Forward

"Masterful...Gillman's lucid exposition offers valuable insight into the history of Jewish theology."
- Publishers Weekly

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781580230810
Publisher:
Turner Publishing Company
Publication date:
03/01/2000
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
406,820
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.69(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword

I The Eschatological Impulse
II The Origins of Death
III Death in the Bible
IV Judaism on the Afterlife: The Early Sources
V The Canonization Of A Doctrine
VI Maimonides: The Triumph Of The Spiritual
VII The Mystical Journey Of The Soul
VIII The Encounter With Modernity
IX The Return To Resurrection
X What Do I Believe?

Notes
For Further Study
Index

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