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Studying Judaism : The Critical Issues.

Author/Creator:
Wright, Melanie J.
Publication:
London : Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2012.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (234 pages)
Edition:
1st ed.
Series:
Studying World Religions Ser.
Studying World Religions Ser.
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Subjects:
Judaism -- Study and teaching.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Summary:
This volume in the Studying World Religions series is an essential guide to the study of Judaism. Clearly structured to cover all the major areas of study, including historical foundations, scripture, worship, society, material culture, thought and ethics, this is the ideal study aid for those approaching Judaism for the first time. Studying Judaism offers readers the chance to engage with a religious tradition as a diverse, living phenomenon. Its approach is 'critical' in two major respects: its use of the dimensional approach to the study of religions as an interpretive framework, and its focus on matters perceived as problematic by insider and/or outsider commentators, such as gender, demography, geo-politics, the 'museumization' of Jewish cultures and its impact on religion and identity. This book is the perfect companion for the fledgling student of Judaism.
Contents:
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Studying World Religion Series
Title
Copyright
Table of Contents
Author Biography
Tribute
Series Preface
Acknowledgments
1 Introduction
2 What is Judaism?
3 Authority
4 Worship, Festivals and Mysticism
5 Beliefs
6 Gender
7 Politics
8 Culture
9 Memory
10 Jews and Others
11 Studying Judaism: the critical issues: the future
Notes
Bibliography
Index.
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Print version: Wright, Melanie J. Studying Judaism
ISBN:
9781623561970
9780826497185
OCLC:
893336309