Religion: Judaism

  • On the Origins of Judaism book cover

    On the Origins of Judaism

    1st Edition

    By Philip R. Davies

    On the Origins of Judaism examines the formation of one of the oldest monotheistic religions. The book covers a diverse range of themes: the identity of those who produced and canonized the Hebrew Bible and subsequently shaped its interpretation; the significance and impact of Second Isaiah and the…

    Paperback – 2011-06-01

  • Jews, Christians, Muslims: A Comparative Introduction to Monotheistic Religions book cover

    Jews, Christians, Muslims

    A Comparative Introduction to Monotheistic Religions, 2nd Edition

    By John Corrigan, Frederick Denny, Martin S Jaffee, Carlos Eire

    The second edition of Jews, Christians, Muslims: A Comparative Introduction to Monotheistic Religions, compares Judaism, Christianity, and Islam using seven common themes which are equally relevant to each tradition. Provoking critical thinking, this text addresses the cultural framework of…

    Paperback – 2011-02-28

  • Anthropology of Religion book cover

    Anthropology of Religion

    1st Edition

    Edited by Phillips Stevens Jr.

    Religious belief is an extremely powerful motivator of human behaviour. Religious considerations permeate and influence all parts of a culture. Religious systems are universal in human cultures, around the world and through all stages of human history and prehistory. Of all academic approaches to…

    Hardback – 2010-11-23
    Critical Concepts in Religious Studies

  • Fifty Key Thinkers on the Holocaust and Genocide book cover

    Fifty Key Thinkers on the Holocaust and Genocide

    1st Edition

    By Paul R. Bartrop, Steven L. Jacobs

    This unique volume critically discusses the works of fifty of the most influential scholars involved in the study of the Holocaust and genocide. Studying each scholar’s background and influences, the authors examine the ways in which their major works have been received by critics and supporters,…

    Paperback – 2010-08-20
    Routledge Key Guides

  • The Jews of Ethiopia: The Birth of an Elite book cover

    The Jews of Ethiopia

    The Birth of an Elite, 1st Edition

    Edited by Tudor Parfitt, Emanuela Trevisan Semi

    This book offers the results of the most recent research carried out in European and Israeli universities on Ethiopian Jews. With a special focus on Europe and the role played by German, English and Italian Jewish communities in creating a new Jewish Ethiopian identity, it investigates such…

    Paperback – 2010-07-29
    Routledge Jewish Studies Series

  • Contemporary Jewish Philosophy: An Introduction book cover

    Contemporary Jewish Philosophy

    An Introduction, 1st Edition

    By Irene Kajon

    This text introduces the most important Jewish philosophers of contemporary times from the point of view of their original approach to both Judaism and philosophy and include: Hermann Cohen, Franz Rosenweig, Martin Buber, Leo Strauss, Emmanuel Levinas. It shows how for them the dialogue between…

    Paperback – 2010-07-09
    Routledge Jewish Studies Series

  • Jewish Cultural Nationalism: Origins and Influences book cover

    Jewish Cultural Nationalism

    Origins and Influences, 1st Edition

    By David Aberbach

    Jewish Cultural Nationalism explores the development of Jewish nationalism from the Bible to modern times, focusing on particular movements and places as well as texts which signified, or themselves brought about, change: the Bible (Hebrew prayer book), and the modern Hebrew literature,…

    Paperback – 2010-06-25
    Routledge Jewish Studies Series

  • The Jewish-Chinese Nexus: A Meeting of Civilizations book cover

    The Jewish-Chinese Nexus

    A Meeting of Civilizations, 1st Edition

    Edited by M. Avrum Ehrlich

    The Jewish Chinese Nexus explores through a collection of articles the nexus between two of the oldest, intact, starkly contrasting and most interesting civilizations on earth; Jews and Chinese. This volume studies how they are interacting in modernity; how they view each other and what areas of…

    Paperback – 2010-06-25
    Routledge Jewish Studies Series

  • Jewish Mysticism and Magic: An Anthropological Perspective book cover

    Jewish Mysticism and Magic

    An Anthropological Perspective, 1st Edition

    By Maureen Bloom

    Providing a unique anthropological perspective on Jewish mysticism and magic, this book is a study of Jewish rites and rituals and how the analysis of early literature provides the roots for understanding religious practices. It includes analysis on the importance of sacrifice, amulets, and names,…

    Paperback – 2010-06-23
    Routledge Jewish Studies Series

  • Maimonides' Guide for the Perplexed: Silence and Salvation book cover

    Maimonides' Guide for the Perplexed

    Silence and Salvation, 1st Edition

    By Donald McCallum

    Providing an excellent overview of the latest thinking in Maimonides studies, this book uses a novel philosophical approach to examine whether Maimonides' Guide for the Perplexed contains a naturalistic doctrine of salvation after death. The author examines the apparent tensions and contradictions…

    Paperback – 2010-06-23
    Routledge Jewish Studies Series

  • Defining Judaism: A Reader book cover

    Defining Judaism

    A Reader, 1st Edition

    By Aaron W. Hughes

    Judaism is a monotheistic religion with a history of over 3,500 years. 'Defining Judaism' illustrates the range of theoretical and practical issues required for comparative and historical study of the faith. The texts range from historical attempts to define individual 'Jews' to imagining Judaism…

    Paperback – 2010-02-01
    Critical Categories in the Study of Religion

  • Economics of American Judaism book cover

    Economics of American Judaism

    1st Edition

    By Carmel Chiswick

    This book collects in one readily-accessible volume the pioneering research of Carmel U. Chiswick on the Economics of American Judaism. Filling a major gap in the social-scientific literature, Chiswick’s economic perspective complements that of other social scientists and historians. She…

    Paperback – 2009-11-24
    Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

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