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Download E-books Defending the Faith: Nineteenth-Century American Jewish Writings on Christianity and Jesus (Suny Series in Religious Studies) PDF

By George L. Berlin

The US supplied the Jews with a brand new form of old adventure. inside a principally welcoming, legally equivalent society, a brand new and extra confident Jewish notion of Christianity would appear to were a traditional improvement. notwithstanding, traditionalists, resembling Isaac Leeser, emphasised the variations among the 2 religions, assuming an interloper stance in regards to American tradition. against this, Reformists pointed out the top beliefs of either Christianity and the US with Judaism. They portrayed Jesus as a Jew who taught not anything contrasting Jewish trust. To the Reformers, Jews have been the american citizens par excellence.
This e-book demonstrates that those Jewish writings on Christianity and Jesus will not be a question of curiosity rather a lot for his or her theological content material, yet extra importantly, for his or her exposition of the fight in the Jewish group to outline its courting to American tradition and society.

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Download E-books Normative and Sectarian Judaism in the Second Temple Period (The Library of Second Temple Studies) PDF

By Moshe Weinfeld

The ebook brings jointly the essays on moment Temple Judaism through Moshe Weinfeld, one of many best figures in comparative literature and the historical past of faith in historical close to japanese reviews.
This built-in assortment facilities at the non secular debates inside of moment Temple Judaism among the sectarian Qumran neighborhood and the Pharisees. It examines issues akin to liturgy, legislations, theology and beliefs; concerns that verified Jewish non secular kinds for normative, Rabbinic Judaism. It additionally units those debates within the broader context of texts and concepts from the Bible and historical close to East texts on one hand and the hot testomony and Rabbinic Judaism at the other.

The booklet includes 4 sections. the 1st, 'Prayer and Worship' analyzes constitutive principles mirrored within the definitive prayers of Qumran and Pharisaic liturgy. the second one, 'The Qumran Scrolls' engages a variety of felony and hermeneutic matters within the literature of the Qumran sect. part 3, 'Theology and beliefs' treats a bunch of foundational Jewish options from the ancient standpoint. the ultimate part 'The New testomony' brings a number of easy strategies and conceptions of Judaism into New testomony context.

This is quantity fifty four within the Library of moment Temple reports sequence (formerly the magazine for the examine of the Pseudepigrapha complement series).

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Download E-books Encyclopedia of American Jewish History [2 volumes] (American Ethnic Experience) PDF

Written via the main admired students in American Jewish historical past, this encyclopedia illuminates the various stories of America's Jews and their impression on American society and tradition over 3 and a part centuries.

• a great sequence of maps via Sir Martin Gilbert locates locations of foundation, issues of embarkation, websites of pogroms, Holocaust dying camps, and delivery routes

• greater than one hundred twenty five pictures depict in demand contributors, Jewish neighborhoods, demonstrations, and rituals

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Download E-books The Theology of the Halakhah (Brill Reference Library of Judaism.) PDF

Neusner proves that the legislation of normative Judaism, the Halakhah, considered entire, with its category-formations learn in logical series, tells a coherent tale. He demonstrates that information of the legislations give a contribution to creating a unmarried assertion, person who, furthermore, enhances and corresponds with that of the Aggadah, the lore and scriptural exegesis of Judaism. The theology that animates the Halakhah files the results of the Rabbinic sages systematic, generalizing, universalizing analyzing of the narratives, exhortations, and legislation of Scripture. From their complete definition of these ends up in the shape of useful norms for the development of holy Israel's social order, Neusner derives this account of the theological constitution that sustains the Halakhic process. He in addition correlates the category-formations of the Halakhah with these of the Aggadah, the lore and exegesis of Judaism, already set forth in his landmark examine, The Theology of the Oral Torah (1999). hence he has now portrayed for the 1st time the best way Aggadah and Halakhah, perspective and motion, trust and behaviour, sign up for jointly to set forth normative Judaism, the massive approach for holy Israel's social order of the Mishnah, Talmud, and Midrash of past due antiquity.

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Download E-books The Jewish Jesus: How Judaism and Christianity Shaped Each Other PDF

By Peter Schäfer

In overdue antiquity, as Christianity emerged from Judaism, it was once not just the recent faith that was once being encouraged via the outdated. the increase and progressive problem of Christianity additionally had a profound effect on rabbinic Judaism, which used to be itself simply rising and, like Christianity, attempting to form its personal id. In The Jewish Jesus, Peter Schäfer unearths the the most important ways that numerous Jewish heresies, together with Christianity, affected the advance of rabbinic Judaism. He even exhibits that the various principles that the rabbis appropriated from Christianity have been truly reappropriated Jewish principles. the result's an illustration of the deep mutual impact among the sister religions, person who calls into query difficult and speedy differences among orthodoxy and heresy, or even Judaism and Christianity, in the course of the first centuries CE.

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Download E-books Judaism and Hellenism: Studies in their Encounter in Palestine during the Early Hellenistic Period PDF

By Martin Hengel

Judaism and Hellenism is a entire learn of the impression of Hellenism on Judaism within the intertestamental interval through Martin Hengel, past due professor of latest testomony Theology and Early Judaism on the collage of Tubingen. Judaism and Hellenism is extremely credible by way of its quantity of fabric and exhaustive survey of the Hellenistic civilization regarding the improvement of moment temple Judaism.

Hengel's thesis is that each one Judaism from concerning the mid-third century B.C.E. has to be considered as Hellenistic within the strict feel in gentle of the pervasive Hellenistic impression over either the Hellenized and the anti-Hellenization teams within the Diaspora and within the Palestine, throughout the Hellenistic political, societal, cultural, and fiscal structures.

Hengel warned the harmful contrast among "the Greek-speaking Judaism of the western diaspora and the Aramaic/Hebrew conversing Judaism of Palestine or of Babylonia" (p. 193), a warning that has been steadily spotted via modern NT scholarship.

Hengel believed that the Hellenistic reform circulate and the persecution by way of Antiochus IV propelled the post-exilic Jewish neighborhood to place even higher emphasis at the legislations as significant to Judaism, getting ready the theological heritage of the post-Hellenistic Judaism and the increase of the prophetic Christianity.

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Download E-books Josephus, the Bible, and History PDF

A spouse quantity to Josephus, Judaism, and Christianity, this selection of essays examines the reliability of Josephus, an important historian of Jewish antiquity. one of the parts explored by means of fifteen across the world recognized students are Josephus' function in our wisdom of the Biblical canon, his perspective towards ladies, his use of assets, and his remedy of the monks, the Sadducees, and Herod.

As he emerges from those pages, Josephus gets combined reports as a historian. he's as a rule trustworthy in recounting the topography and geography of Israel, and in bearing on political and armed forces historical past, specifically while he isn't in my opinion concerned. nevertheless, he could be a propagandist, in protecting Judaism, for instance, or in response to those that stood up opposed to the Roman Empire. through turns cautious and planned or deceptive and careless, Josephus, still, keeps a crucial place because the most crucial old resource for the interval among the top of the second one century B. C. E. and the yr 70, whilst the second one Temple was once destroyed.

Louis H. Feldman, a Ph.D. from Harvard collage, is a professor of Classics at Yeshiva collage. Gohei Hata used to be provided the Ph.D. from Dropsie collage. he's at present a professor at Tama Bijutsu University.

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Download E-books Settings of Silver: An Introduction to Judaism PDF

By Stephen M. Wylen

Initially released in 1989, this finished survey of Judaism has develop into a well-liked textual content in universities, non secular faculties and seminaries, and grownup schooling periods. Now, its writer, Stephen Wylen, plays a real carrier by means of updating his seriously acclaimed textual content for the twenty first century. Settings of Silver, moment version, displays the adjustments within the political constitution of japanese Europe and different contemporary occasions, whereas keeping its accessibility, easy-to-understand language, and compactness.

In 4 sections, the writer covers the historical past of Judaism. part One comprises uncomplicated ideals, what it potential to be a Jew, the position of Torah, and the Jewish view of God. part covers religion, practices and customs, together with holydays, marriage and kin legislation and formality, nutritional legislation, and ideology surrounding loss of life and the afterlife. part 3 is a heritage of Judaism, from its foundations to the early a part of the 20 th century, with a glance to mysticism, literature, philosophy and everyday life within the Jewish group. In part 4 the writer keeps the historical past of Judaism as much as the current day, together with the Holocaust, the country of Israel, the consequences of modernism on Judaism, and the way forward for Judaism.

Engaging, well timed, and acceptable for individuals of all spiritual backgrounds, this enduring paintings belongs within the library of somebody (Jews integrated) who desires to comprehend Judaism and the Jewish people.

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Download E-books Jewish Inscriptions of Western Europe: Volume 1, Italy (excluding the City of Rome), Spain and Gaul PDF

Even supposing there has been a considerable Jewish inhabitants in Western Europe from at the least the 1st century BC, literary facts for it ahead of the tip of the 6th century advert is especially sparse, amounting to a couple in general opposed references via Roman writers and a few fabric of uncertain ancient price in rabbinic and hagiographic resources. wisdom of the Jewish groups of the West is hence nearly solely depending on inscriptions, which include info on group supplier, using biblical texts and spiritual symbols, linguistic behavior, naming practices and social prestige, and burial customs and ideology approximately lifestyles after demise. This quantity, the 1st of a quantity paintings, presents prepared entry to the Jewish inscriptions from Italy and the islands, Spain, France and Germany. quantity 2 concentrates at the inscriptions of the town of Rome. Hitherto it's been essential to seek advice expert guides to achieve an entire photo of the inscriptions: this booklet fills a remarkable hole out there.

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