Judaism / Edition 2

Judaism / Edition 2

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0199252971
ISBN-13:
9780199252978
Pub. Date:
04/10/2003
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
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Overview

Judaism / Edition 2

In this thoroughly revised new edition, Nicholas de Lange examines the basic elements of Judaism, both as a religion and a way of life. Assuming no prior knowledge, the book opens with an account of the Jewish people and the main lines of its history. The following eight chapters are structured around this historical framework and focus on the different strands that make up the fabric of Judaism. The Torah and tradition, worship, the Bible, law, ethics, mysticism, theology and eschatology are all discussed, with a final chapter exploring the problems facing Judaism today, helping to illustrate that Judaism is a living and important religion.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780199252978
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 04/10/2003
Edition description: 2nd Edition
Pages: 184
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 5.30(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Chronology
The Jewish Calendar
Introduction What is Judaism?
1. A People and its Faith
2. Torah and Tradition
3. The Tradition of Worship
4. The Biblical Tradition
5. The Legal Tradition
6. The Ethical Tradition
7. The Mystical Tradition
8. The Theological Tradition
9. The Eschatological Tradition
10. Judaism Today
Further Reading
Index
Index

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