Fifty Key Jewish Thinkers

2nd Edition

By Dan Cohn-Sherbok

© 2007 – Routledge

224 pages | 2 B/W Illus.

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About the Book

Fifty Key Jewish Thinkers is a panoramic survey of over 2,000 years of Jewish thought, religious and secular, ancient and modern. Now in its second edition, this essential reference guide contains new introductions to the lives and works of such thinkers as: Hannah Arendt, Immanuel Levinas, Judith Plaskow, Sigmund Freud, and Walter Benjamin.

Also including fully updated guides to further reading on figures from the middle ages through to the twenty-first century, historical maps and a chronology placing the thinkers in context, this is an essential and affordable one-volume reference to a rich and complex tradition.


'I know of no book that does what this one accomplishes: to present briefly, but in sufficient detail to be very useful, introductions to the major thinkers of the past 1000 years of Jewish history.' - Alan Avery-Peck, College of the Holy Cross, USA

Table of Contents

Preface. Acknowledgements. Chronological Table. Maps. Introduction. Fifty Key Jewish Thinkers

About the Author

Dan Cohn-Sherbok is Professor of Jewish Theology at the University of Wales, Lampeter. He is the author of over forty books, including Judaism: History, Belief and Practice (Routledge, 2003).

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PHILOSOPHY / Religious
RELIGION / General
RELIGION / Judaism / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Jewish Studies