The Jews as a Chosen People: Tradition and transformation

The Jews as a Chosen People: Tradition and transformation

by S. Leyla Gurkan

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781134037063
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 12/05/2008
Series: Routledge Jewish Studies Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 272
File size: 373 KB

About the Author

Leyla Gürkan is a research fellow in the department of history of religions for the Centre for Islamic Studies (ISAM), Istanbul. Her research interests include Jewish theology and comparative approach to Jewish and Islamic concepts. She is the author of a Turkish book on Judaism.

Table of Contents

Introduction  Part 1. Chosenness as ‘Holiness’ 1. The Biblical Language of Chosenness  2. Ancient Jewish Literature  3. Rabbinic Literature  Part 2. Chosenness as ‘Mission’  4. Universalistic Jewish Philosophies: Spinoza and Mendelssohn  5. Jewish Emancipation and Modern Jewish Movements in Germany  6. Modern Jewish Congregations in America  7. Zionist Understanding  Part 3. Chosenness as ‘Survival’  8. Discourse of ‘Holocaust and Redemption’  9. The American Experience  10. The Israeli Experience.  Conclusion

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