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Judaism, the religion of the Jewish people, is one of the first recorded monotheistic religions, and as such is one of the oldest religious traditions still practiced today. While its influences can be seen in the religions of both Christianity and Islam, many of its beliefs, traditions, and practices are unknown. The second edition of the Historical Dictionary of Judaism doesn't just present 'religious' beliefs in a traditional sense, but investigates the complex intermingling of religion, devotion, lifestyle and culture, as it is found in diverse Jewish populations around the world and as it has evolved over the course of recent human history. Judaism, like many other cultural institutions, has rarely remained static_instead, continually investigating and questioning itself, metamorphosing in relation to the world. By means of a list of acronyms and abbreviations, a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and numerous cross-referenced dictionary entries on important persons, writings, institutions, concepts, Hebrew words, philosophy, theology, and religious law, author Norman Solomon provides an important reference source for the study of Judaism.
|Publisher:||Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.|
|Series:||Historical Dictionaries of Religions, Philosophies, and Movements Series|
|Sold by:||Barnes & Noble|
|File size:||6 MB|
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Editor's Foreword
Chapter 2 List of Tables
Chapter 3 How to Find Things in the Dictionary
Chapter 4 Chronology of the Jewish Religion
Chapter 5 Introduction
Chapter 6 THE DICTIONARY
Chapter 7 Supplementary Tables
Chapter 8 Appendixes:
Chapter 9 Appendix A?The Mitzvot
Chapter 10 Appendix B?Standard Prayer Texts
Chapter 11 Appendix C?Reform Platforms
Chapter 12 Appendix D?An Orthodox Convention
Chapter 13 Appendix E?Christians and Christianity
Chapter 14 Bibliography
Chapter 15 About the Author