“A major landmark of religious publishing and one to be widely welcomed.”William Dalrymple, New York Times
The Norton Anthology of World Religions offers a beautifully designed library of more than 1,000 primary texts, accompanied by headnotes, annotations, glossaries, maps, illustrations, chronologies, and a dazzling general introduction by Pulitzer Prize winner Jack Miles. This collection “will unsettle some current certainties about the nature of faith and, in so doing, may help its readers arrive at a nuanced and accurate perception of our predicament in this dangerously polarized world” (Karen Armstrong, New York Times).
Unprecedented in scope and approach, The Norton Anthology of World Religions: Judaism brings together over 300 texts from pre-Israelite Mesopotamia to post-Holocaust Israel and America. The volume features Jack Miles’s illuminating General Introduction“How the West Learned to Compare Religions”as well as David Biale’s “Israel among the Nations,” a lively primer on Jewish history and the core teachings of Judaism.
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About the Author
David Biale (Ph.D. UCLA) is Emanuel Ringelblum Professor of Jewish History at the University of California, Davis, where he directs the Humanities Institute. He is the author and editor of ten books, including Gershom Scholem: Kabbalah and Counter-History, Eros and the Jews, Not in the Heavens: The Tradition of Jewish Secular Thought, and Cultures of the Jews: A New History. In 2011, he was awarded the UC Davis Prize for Undergraduate Teaching and Scholarly Achievement.
Jack Miles (Ph.D. Harvard) is Distinguished Professor of English and Religious Studies with the University of California at Irvine and Senior Fellow for Religious Affairs with the Pacific Council on International Policy. He spent 1960–70 as a Jesuit seminarian, studying at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome and the Hebrew University in Jerusalem before enrolling at Harvard University, where he completed a Ph.D. in Near Eastern languages in 1971. His book GOD: A Biography won a Pulitzer Prize in 1996, and Christ: A Crisis in the Life of God led to his being named a MacArthur Fellow for 2003-07.