The Blackwell Companion to Judaism / Edition 1

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The Blackwell Companion to Judaism / Edition 1

This Companion explores the history, doctrines, divisions, and contemporary condition of Judaism.

  • Surveys those issues most relevant to Judaic life today: ethics, feminism, politics, and constructive theology
  • Explores the definition of Judaism and its formative history
  • Makes sense of the diverse data of an ancient and enduring faith

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781577180593
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 03/17/2003
Series: Wiley Blackwell Companions to Religion Series
Pages: 572
Product dimensions: 6.75(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.56(d)

Table of Contents



Part I: The History of Judaism:.

1. Defining Judaism: Jacob Neusner (University of South Florida and Bard College).

2. The Religious World of Ancient Israel to 586: Marvin Sweeney (Claremont School of Theology and Claremont Graduate University).

3. Judaism and the Hebrew Scriptures: Philip R. Davies (Sheffield University).

4. Second Temple Judaism: Frederick J. Murphy (College of the Holy Cross).

5. The Formation of Rabbinic Judaism, 70-640 C.E: G_nther Stemberger (Universitat Wien).

6. The Canon of Rabbinic Judaism: Jacob Neusner (University of South Florida and Bard College).

7. Judaism and Christianity in the Formative Age: Bruce D. Chilton (Bard College).

8. Judaism in the Muslim world: Sara Reguer (Brooklyn College of the City University of New York).

9. Judaism in Christendom: David R. Carr (University of South Florida).

10. Philosophy in Judaism: Two Stances: Daniel Breslauer (University of Kansas). 11. Jewish Piety: Tzvee Zahavy (Fairleigh Dickinson University).

Part II: The Principal Doctrines of Judaism:.

12. The Doctrine of Torah: Jacob Neusner (University of South Florida and Bard College).

13. The Doctrine of God: Alan J. Avery-Peck (College of the Holy Cross).

14. The Doctrine of Israel: Jacob Neusner (University of South Florida and Bard College).

15. The Doctrine of the Messiah: William Scott Green (University of Rochester).

16. Language as Doctrine: Hebrew: David Aaron (Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion).

Part III: Modern and Contemporary Judaisms:.

17. Reform Judaism: Dana Evan Kaplan (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee).

18. Orthodox Judaism: Benjamin Brown (Hebrew University).

19. Conservative Judaism: The Struggle Between Ideology and Popularity: Daniel Gordis (University of Judaism).

20. New Age Judaism: Jeffrey K. Salkin (Port Washington, New York).

Part IV: Special Topics in Understanding Judaism:.

21. Ethics of Judaism: Elliot Dorff (University of Judaism).

22. Women in Contemporary Judaism: Judith Baskin (University at Albany, State University of New York).

23. Judaism as a Theopolitical Phenomenon: Daniel J. Elazar (Jerusalem Center For Public Affairs).

24. Theology in Contemporary Judaism: Neil Gillman (Jewish Theological Seminary).

25. Secular Forms of Jewishness: Paul Mendes-Flohr (Hebrew University).

26. Judaism and Zionism: Yosef Gorney (Tel Aviv University).

27. The "Return" to Traditional Judaism at the End of the Twentieth Century: Cross Cultural Comparisons: M. Herbert Danzger (City University of New York).



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