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The Blackwell Reader in Judaism

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"The Blackwell Reader in Judaism" introduces Judaism in its own words, affording readers a direct encounter with this ancient and enduring faith.


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"The Blackwell Reader in Judaism" introduces Judaism in its own words, affording readers a direct encounter with this ancient and enduring faith.
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List of Contributors.Preface.Acknowledgments.Part I: The History of Judaism:.1. Defining Judaism: Jacob Neusner."Judaism: The Religion, Philosophy, and Way of Life of the Jews": Louis Jacobs."Old Habits Die Hard: Judaism in the Encyclopaedia of Religion": William Scott Green.2. The Religious World of Ancient Israel to 586: Marvin A. Sweeney.Genesis 15:1-21.Exodus 13:1-16.Exodus 15:1-21.Exodus 20:1-14.Deuteronomy 15:1-18.Deuteronomy 16:1-17.2 Samuel 6:1-19.2 Samuel 7:1-16.Isaiah 11:1-16.Jeremiah 7:1-20.Psalm 19.Psalm 132.3. Judaism and the Hebrew Scriptures: Philip R. Davies.The Habakkuk Pesher from Qumran (1QpHab), cols. 7-9.Josephus, Antiquities I:13 (222-236).Philo, On the Migration of Abraham 1-5 (1-25).Targum Pseudo-Jonathan on Genesis 4.4. Second Temple Judaism: Frederick J. Murphy.Ezra and Nehemiah.Haggai and Zechariah.Daniel.1 Maccabees.2 Maccabees.The Psalms of Solomon.Josephus.4 Ezra.5. The Formation of Rabbinic Judaism, 70-640 C.E:Guuml;nter Stemberger.B. Git. 56a-b: Yohanan ben Zakkai's Escape from Jerusalem.M. Abot 1:1-18: The Chain of Tradition.Y. Peah 2:6, 17a: Written and Oral Torah.Y. Sanhedrin 1:2, 19a: The Ordination of Rabbis.Y. Yebamot 12:6, 13a: Rabbis in the Service of the Community.Leviticus Rabbah 13:5: The Four Kingdoms.B. Baba Qamma 83b-84b: Biblical Foundation of the Mishnah.6. The Canon of Rabbinic Judaism: The Mishnah and the Midrash: Jacob Neusner.The Mishnah.Martin Jaffee, How the Mishnah Makes a Theological Statement: Mishnah Ma'aserot Chapter One.The Midrash: Genesis Rabbah: The Rules of History Set Forth by Revelation.7. Judaism and Christianity in the Formative Age: Bruce Chilton.Matthew 12.Thomas (sayings 79-85).Galatians 2.Hebrews 9.Justin, The First Apology 1-3.Clement of Alexandria, Paidagogos, 6.32.- 6.35.Origen, On First Principles 2.11.2-4.Eusebius: History of the Church 8.8.1 - 8.9.6.Augustine, The City of God 22.14-22.15.8. Judaism in the Muslim world: Sara Reguer.A Late Twelfth Century Curriculum of Advanced Study: Joseph b. Judah ibn 'Aqnin, Tibb al-Nufus.Maimonides' Philosophy: Introduction to The Guide to the Perplexed.9. Judaism in Christendom: David R. Carr.Solomon ben Isaac on Forced Conversion.Judah ha-Levi: Poem on Return to Zion.Moses ibn Ezra: Poem on Worldliness.Moses ben Nahman: The Disputation at Barcelona.Solomon bar Simson on the Mainz Martyrs.Abraham ibn Daud of Toledo on Samuel ha-Nagid.Maimonides regarding a Hebrew Translation of Guide of the Perplexed.Judah ibn Tibbon on Education.Joseph ibn Caspi on Education and Philosophy (1332).Solomon bar Isaac's Exegesis of Torah (1105).Testament of Eleazar of Mayence on piety and charity (c. 1357).Maimonides on Law.Maimonides on Art and Idolatry.Solomon ibn Adret on faith and reason (second half of 13th century).Solomon ben Adret's ban on study of philosophy by youths (1305).The Book of Splendor (The Zohar) (1286).10. Philosophy in Judaism: Two Stances: S. Daniel Breslauer.Flavius Josephus: Philosophy is Judaism; Judaism is Philosophy.Julius Guttmann: Philosophy is Alien to Judaism.Isaac Husik: Jewish Philosophy in the Past but not the Present.Philo of Alexandria: Jewish Scripture as Philosophy.Saadia Gaon: Defending Tradition.Judah Halevi: The Special Function of the Jews.Maimonides: The Philosophical Function of Judaism.Baruch Spinoza: A Modern Critique of Judaism.Hermann Cohen: Modern Religion out of the Sources of Judaism.Emmanuel Levinas: Translating Judaism into Modern Philosophy.11. Jewish Piety: Tzvee Zahavy.Rules for a Bar Mitzvah.Dedication of a House.Laws for Visiting the Sick.Laws of Purification (Taharah) and Shrouds.Order of the Wedding Ceremony.Part II: The Principal Doctrines of Judaism:.12. The Doctrine of Torah: Ja
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Alan Avery-peck (Ed)

Avery-Peck is Kraft-Hiatt Professor of Judaic Studies at the College of Holy Cross, Worcester, MA.

Jacob Neusner (Ed)

Jacob Neusner (Ph.D., Columbia University) is Distinguished Service Professor of the History and Theology of Judaism; Bard Center Fellow. He is the Editor of the three volume Encyclopedia of Judaism, he has published more than one thousand books and innumerable articles, including Theology of the Oral Torah, Theology of the Halakhah, and The Incarnation of God: The Character of Divinity in Formative Judaism.
Koorong -Editorial Review.

  • Part I History: Defining Judaism
  • The Religious World Of Ancient Israel To 586
  • Judaism And The Hebrew Scriptures
  • Judaism In Second Temple Times, Down To 70
  • The Formation Of Rabbinic Judaism, 70-640
  • The Canon Of Rabbinic Judaism
  • Judaism In The Muslim World
  • Judaism In The Christian World
  • Mysticism In Judaism
  • Philosophy In Judaism
  • The Life Of The Pious Jew, Past And Present. Part Ii Principal Doctrines:
  • The Doctrine Of The Torah
  • The Doctrine Of God
  • The Doctrine Of Israel
  • The Doctrine Of The Messiah, The Afterlife, The World To Come,
  • Resurrection Of The Dead
  • Language As Doctrine - Hebrew. Part Iii Modern And Contemporary Judaisms:
  • Judaism And Modernity
  • Reform Judaism
  • Orthodox Judaism
  • Conservative Judaism
  • Contemporary Judaisms, New Age Judsism
  • Judaism In The State Of Israel. Part Iv Systematic Issues: Ethics Of
  • Judaism
  • Women In Contemporary Judaism, Feminist Theology In Judaism
  • Theology In Contemporary Judaism
  • Secular Jews, Forms Of Jewishness
  • Judaism As A Theopolitical Phenomenon
  • Zionism
  • Judaism And Nationalism.

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