The Chosen: The History of an Idea, and the Anatomy of an Obsession

The Chosen: The History of an Idea, and the Anatomy of an Obsession

by A. Beker

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The Chosen: The History of an Idea, and the Anatomy of an Obsession by A. Beker

This book examines the concept of 'the chosen' as an important marker of how Christian and Jewish communities distinguish themselves from one and other.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780230600485
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 07/02/2008
Edition description: 2008
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Avi Beker is the visiting Goldman Professor in the Department of Government at Georgetown University, and the former Secretary General of the World Jewish Congress. He was active in the international Jewish diplomatic front and has published several books and numerous articles on international security, the United Nations, Israel’s foreign policy, and world Jewish affairs.

Table of Contents

Preface
• Confronting the Issue of the Chosen
• How Were "The Chosen" Chosen?
• The Gentile Replacement of the Chosen
• Global but Apart
• Hating the Chosen: Anti-Semitism
• Shoah: The Final Solution for the Chosen
• Israel: A Chosen Nation in their Chosen Land
• Jerusalem: The Chosen City
• Epilogue: Why is the World Obsessed with the Jews?

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