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HasidismKey Questions

Hasidism: Key Questions

Marcin Wodzinski

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780190631260
eISBN:
9780190631291
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190631260.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Innovative and multidisciplinary in approaches, the book discusses the most cardinal features of any social or religious movement: definition, gender, leadership, demographic size, geography, ... More

Jewish Theology Unbound

Jewish Theology Unbound

James A. Diamond

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198805694
eISBN:
9780191843648
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198805694.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This book challenges the widespread caricature of Judaism as a religion of law as opposed to theology. Broad swaths of rabbinic literature involve not just law but what could be best described as ... More

A History of Death in the Hebrew Bible

A History of Death in the Hebrew Bible

Matthew Suriano

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190844738
eISBN:
9780190844769
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190844738.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Judaism

In the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, a good death meant burial inside the family tomb, where one would join one’s ancestors in death. This was the afterlife in biblical literature; it was a postmortem ... More

GoyIsrael's Multiple Others and the Birth of the Gentile

Goy: Israel's Multiple Others and the Birth of the Gentile

Adi Ophir and Ishay Rosen-Zvi

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198744900
eISBN:
9780191806018
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198744900.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Early Christian Studies

The distinction between Jew and his other, the gentile, has been so central to Jewish history that the vast scholarship dedicated to Jewish-gentile relations has treated the category of the gentile ... More

Signs of VirginityTesting Virgins and Making Men in Late Antiquity

Signs of Virginity: Testing Virgins and Making Men in Late Antiquity

Michael Rosenberg

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780190845896
eISBN:
9780190845926
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190845896.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Judaism

The notion that bleeding “should” accompany the “loss” of female virginity—a mode of thinking about virginity that encourages male sexual aggression—is so widespread that it is often taken for ... More

Secret Groups in Ancient Judaism

Secret Groups in Ancient Judaism

Michael E. Stone

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190842383
eISBN:
9780190842413
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190842383.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The thesis advanced in this work is that the model of a secret or esoteric group is fruitful for studying various movements and groups in the Greco–Roman world. This is worked out in the extremely ... More

Debating PerseveranceThe Augustinian Heritage in Post-Reformation England

Debating Perseverance: The Augustinian Heritage in Post-Reformation England

Jay T. Collier

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780190858520
eISBN:
9780190863876
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190858520.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Scholars describe the Church of England during the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries as forming either a Calvinist consensus or an Anglican middle way steeped in an ancient catholicity. ... More

Rabbinic Tales of DestructionGender, Sex, and Disability in the Ruins of Jerusalem

Rabbinic Tales of Destruction: Gender, Sex, and Disability in the Ruins of Jerusalem

Julia Watts Belser

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190600471
eISBN:
9780190600495
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190600471.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Rabbinic Tales of Destruction examines early Jewish accounts of the Roman conquest of Jerusalem from the perspective of the wounded body and the scarred land. Amidst stories saturated with sexual ... More

Holiness in Jewish Thought

Holiness in Jewish Thought

Alan L. Mittleman (ed.)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780198796497
eISBN:
9780191837760
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198796497.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Holiness is a challenge for contemporary Jewish thought. The concept of holiness is crucial to religious discourse in general and to Jewish discourse in particular. “Holiness” seems to express an ... More

The Stakes of HistoryOn the Use and Abuse of Jewish History for Life

The Stakes of History: On the Use and Abuse of Jewish History for Life

David N. Myers

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780300228939
eISBN:
9780300231403
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300228939.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Why do we study history? What is the role of the historian in the contemporary world? These questions prompted David N. Myers’s illuminating and poignant call for the relevance of historical research ... More

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