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An introduction to Judaism (2nd ed)

By: de Lange, Nicholas (University of Cambridge)

Part of the Introduction to Religion series
0521735041 / 9780521735049
Paperback
296
03/12/2009
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United Kingdom
272 p. : ill., maps.
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Previous ed.: 2000.

In this book contemporary Judaism is presented in all its rich diversity, including both traditional and modern theologies as well as secular forms of Jewish identity.

While the focus of the book is on developments that have taken place in the past two hundred years, they are set against a historical background, going back to the Bible.

Beginning with a description of the Jewish people as it exists in today's world, it studies the unique concept of Jewish peoplehood and its survival over the centuries in the face of many challenges.

An account of the key texts is followed by studies of the different interpretations of the religion, and the ways that life is lived out both in the home and in the community.

Jewish theology is described both historically and in terms of contemporary issues.

An important and distinctive section considers the goals of Jewish life and faith.

BIC:

HRA Religion: general, HRJ Judaism

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