It's Raining Books Sale
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Original Essays | September 15, 2014

Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »
  1. $18.19 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    Juliet's Nurse

    Lois Leveen 9781476757445

spacer

Very Short Introductions #11: Judaism: A Very Short Introduction

by

Very Short Introductions #11: Judaism: A Very Short Introduction Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Norman Solomon's succinct book is an ideal introduction to Judaism as a religion and way of life. In addition to surveying the nature and development of Judaism, this Very Short Introduction outlines the basics of practical Judaism — its festivals, prayers, customs, and various sects. Modern concerns and debates of the Jewish people are also addressed, such as the impact of the Holocaust, the establishment of the State of Israel, the status of women, and medical and commercial ethics.

About the Series: Combining authority with wit, accessibility, and style, Very Short Introductions offer an introduction to some of life's most interesting topics. Written by experts for the newcomer, they demonstrate the finest contemporary thinking about the central problems and issues in hundreds of key topics, from philosophy to Freud, quantum theory to Islam

Synopsis:

Oxford's Very Short Introductions series offers concise and original introductions to a wide range of subjects — from Islam to Sociology, Literary Theory to History, and Archaeology to the Bible. Not simply a textbook of definitions, each volume provides trenchant and provocative — yet always balanced and complete — discussions of the central issues in a given discipline or field. Every Very Short Introduction gives a readable evolution of the subject in question, demonstrating how the subject developed and how it influenced society. Eventually, the series will encompass every major academic discipline, offering all readers an accessible and abundant reference library. Whatever area of study one deems important or appealing, whatever topic fascinates the general reader, the Very Short Introductions series has a handy and affordable guide that will likely prove indispensable.

About the Author

Norman Solomon is a freelance writer and journalist, and a regular contributor to the Jewish Chronicle. He is a Fellow in Modern Jewish Thought at the Oxford Center for Hebrew and Jewish Studies. His previous publications include Judaism and World Religion and he contributed to The Oxford Companion to the Jewish Religion.

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Who are the Jews? 2. How did Judaism and Christianity split up? 3. How did Judaism develop? 4. The calendar and festivals; 5. The spiritual lifeSprayer, meditation, Torah; 6. Making a Jewish home; 7. Out of the ghetto, into the whirlwind; 8. Twentieth-century Judaism; 9. 'Eternal law', changing times; Appendix A: The Thirteen Principles of Faith, as formulated by Maimonides; Appendix B: The 'Philadelphia Platform' of Reform Judaism; Suggestions for further reading; Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780192853905
Author:
Solomon, Norman
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Author:
null, Norman
Location:
Oxford
Subject:
History
Subject:
Judaism - General
Subject:
Religion
Subject:
Judaism
Subject:
Theology | Judaism
Subject:
Religion and Theology - Judaism
Subject:
Judaism - History
Subject:
Judaism -- Customs and practices.
Subject:
Judaism -- Doctrines.
Subject:
Religion & Theology | Judaism
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series:
Very Short Introduction
Series Volume:
11
Publication Date:
20000615
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
113 line illus.
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
4.4 x 7 x 0.4 in 0.306 lb

Other books you might like

  1. Maya 7TH Edition Sale Trade Paper $8.95
  2. Ancient Celts Used Hardcover $12.95
  3. Early Modern Europe: An Oxford History New Trade Paper $61.75
  4. When Night Fell: An Anthology of... New Trade Paper $29.95
  5. The Nazi Holocaust New Trade Paper $16.25
  6. The Oxford Illustrated History of... New Trade Paper $27.99

Related Subjects


Religion » Comparative Religion » General
Religion » Judaism » General
Religion » Judaism » Observance

Very Short Introductions #11: Judaism: A Very Short Introduction Used Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$6.95 In Stock
Product details 160 pages Oxford University Press - English 9780192853905 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Oxford's Very Short Introductions series offers concise and original introductions to a wide range of subjects — from Islam to Sociology, Literary Theory to History, and Archaeology to the Bible. Not simply a textbook of definitions, each volume provides trenchant and provocative — yet always balanced and complete — discussions of the central issues in a given discipline or field. Every Very Short Introduction gives a readable evolution of the subject in question, demonstrating how the subject developed and how it influenced society. Eventually, the series will encompass every major academic discipline, offering all readers an accessible and abundant reference library. Whatever area of study one deems important or appealing, whatever topic fascinates the general reader, the Very Short Introductions series has a handy and affordable guide that will likely prove indispensable.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.