The Seductiveness of Jewish Myth: Challenge or Response?

The Seductiveness of Jewish Myth: Challenge or Response?

by S. Daniel Breslauer (Editor)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780791436011
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication date: 08/01/1997
Series: SUNY series in Judaica: Hermeneutics, Mysticism, and Religion Series
Pages: 317

About the Author

S. Daniel Breslauer is Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Kansas. He has written many books including most recently Mordecai Kaplan’s Thought in a Post-Modern Age.

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction
S. Daniel Breslauer

Part One: What is Jewish Myth?

The Mythology of Judaism
Howard Schwartz

Poetry, Allegory, and Myth in Saul Tchernichowsky
S. Daniel Breslauer

Can the Teaching of Jewish History be Anything but theTeaching of Myth?
Joel Gereboff

Part Two: Modern Uses of Myth in Judaism

The Invention of a Secular Ritual: Western Jewry and Nationalized Tourism in Palestine, 1922-1933
Michael Berkowitz

A Rustling in the Woods: The Turn to Myth in Weimar Jewish Thought
Steven M. Wasserstrom

Judeophobia, Myth, and Critique
David Norman Smith

Part Three: Case Histories on Myth in Judaism

The Poetics of Myth in Genesis
Ronald S. Hendel

Strange Bedfellows: Politics and Narrative in Philo
Deborah Sills

The Myth of Jesus in Rabbinic Literature
Richard A. Freund

Melchizedek: King, Priest, and God
James R. Davila

The Face of Jacob in the Moon: Mystical Transformations of an Aggadic Myth
Elliot R. Wolfson

Sabbatai Zevi, Metatron, and Mehmed: Myth and History in Seventeenth-Century Judaism
David J. Halperin

Contributors

Index

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