Despair and Deliverance: Private Salvation in Contemporary Israel

Despair and Deliverance: Private Salvation in Contemporary Israel

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ISBN-13: 9780791410004
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication date: 07/28/1992
Series: SUNY series in Israeli Studies Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 221

About the Author

Benjamin Beit-Hallahmi is in the Department of Psychology at the University of Haifa, Israel. The author of several books, he is co-editor with Zvi Sobel of Tradition, Innovation, Conflict: Jewishness and Judaism in Contemporary Israel, also published by SUNY Press.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Prologue: Miracles of Self-Transformation

1. Beyond the Pale: New Religions in Israel

2. Back to the Fold: Road to Judaism

3. The Triumph of the Occult

4. The Liberated Self: Developing a Psychotherapy Subculture in Israel

5. Crisis and the Search for Salvation

6. Forming and Preserving the New Self

Epilogue

References

Index

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