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Blackwell Companions to Religion #1: The Blackwell Companion to Judaism

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This Companion explores the history, doctrines, divisions, and contemporary condition of Judaism. It organizes and places into context the history of Judaism from ancient through modern times, identifies and expounds some of Judaism's principal doctrines, introduces the more important forms of modern and contemporary Judaism, and takes up topics of special interest in contemporary Judaic life.

The 27 contributions to this Companion and the selections in the associated Blackwell Reader in Judaism illustrate important points, with primary sources complementing the exposition. In this way, the editors talk about Judaism and let Judaism speak for itself. All the contributors, experts in their field, address a broad audience, assuming an interest in the subject but no prior knowledge. They present introductions for any reader interested in the subject, and do not take partisan or sectarian positions.

This volume will guide those curious about the past and present of a vital religious tradition that has exercised influence far beyond its own community.

Synopsis:

This Companion explores the history, doctrines, divisions, and contemporary condition of Judaism.
  • Surveys those issues most relevant to Judaic life today: ethics, feminism, politics, and constructive theology
  • Explores the definition of Judaism and its formative history
  • Makes sense of the diverse data of an ancient and enduring faith

Synopsis:

This Companion explores the history, doctrines, divisions, and contemporary condition of Judaism.

About the Author

Jacob Neusner is Distinguished Research Professor of Religious Studies at the University of South Florida and Professor of Religion at Bard College. He has seven honorary degrees, fourteen academic medals and has published more than 800 books.

Alan J. Avery-Peck is Kraft-Hiatt Professor in Judaic Studies at The College of the Holy Cross. His has published widely and is editor of the journal The Annual of Rabbinic Judaism: Ancient, Medieval and Modern.

Table of Contents

Contributors.

Preface.

Part I: The History of Judaism:.

1. Defining Judaism: Jacob Neusner (University of South Florida and Bard College).

2. The Religious World of Ancient Israel to 586: Marvin Sweeney (Claremont School of Theology and Claremont Graduate University).

3. Judaism and the Hebrew Scriptures: Philip R. Davies (Sheffield University).

4. Second Temple Judaism: Frederick J. Murphy (College of the Holy Cross).

5. The Formation of Rabbinic Judaism, 70-640 C.E: G_nther Stemberger (Universitat Wien).

6. The Canon of Rabbinic Judaism: Jacob Neusner (University of South Florida and Bard College).

7. Judaism and Christianity in the Formative

Product Details

ISBN:
9781577180593
Editor:
Neusner, Jacob
Editor:
Avery-Peck, Alan
Editor:
Neusner, Jacob
Editor:
Avery-Peck, Alan
Author:
Neusner, Jacob
Author:
Avery-Peck, Alan
Publisher:
Blackwell Publishers
Subject:
Judaism - General
Subject:
Judaism
Copyright:
Edition Description:
WOL eMRW (including BRO)
Series:
Wiley-Blackwell Companions to Religion
Series Volume:
17
Publication Date:
February 2003
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
576
Dimensions:
9.86x6.82x1.63 in. 2.28 lbs.
Age Level:
Bruce D. Chilton (Bard College).<p>8. Judaism in t

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  • Explores the definition of Judaism and its formative history
  • Makes sense of the diverse data of an ancient and enduring faith
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