Historical Dictionary of Judaism

Historical Dictionary of Judaism

by Norman Solomon
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Overview

This third edition of Historical Dictionary of Judaism covers the history of the Jewish religion, ranging from its biblical roots, through its formulation in the era of the Talmud, to the present day. This collection covers the development of Judaism in the medieval Christian and Islamic worlds, its varied responses to Enlightenment and modernity, the creation of new philosophies of Judaism in the wake of the Holocaust, and the establishment of the State of Israel, and contemporary issues such as feminism, secularism, and the ethics of war and medicine. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 800 cross-referenced entries on important personalities in Jewish religious history, including biblical personalities with an emphasis on how they are understood in Jewish, Christian, and Islamic tradition. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Judaism.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780810834972
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 10/01/1998
Series: Historical Dictionaries of Religions, Philosophies, and Movements Series , #19
Pages: 528
Product dimensions: 5.58(w) x 8.78(h) x 1.54(d)
Age Range: 9 - 13 Years

About the Author

Norman Solomon served as rabbi to Orthodox congregations in England for 22 years, after which he engaged in interfaith relations, setting up the Centre for the Study of Judaism and Christian-Jewish Relations at Birmingham and taking part in international interfaith conferences in more than 20 countries. In 1995 he was appointed Lecturer in Modern Jewish Thought at Oxford, and though now retired remains a member of Wolfson College, Oxford and the Oxford University Teaching and Research Unit in Hebrew and Jewish Studies.

Table of Contents

Editor’s Foreword by Jon Woronoff
List of Tables
Readers Note
Maps
Chronology
Introduction
THE DICTIONARY
Supplementary Tables
Appendixes:
Appendix A-The Mitzvot
Appendix B-Standard Prayer Texts
Appendix C-Reform “Platforms”
Appendix D-An Orthodox Convention
Appendix E- Christians and Christianity
Bibliography
About the Author

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