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Introduction

Yaacov Shavit

in Athens in Jerusalem: Classical Antiquity and Hellenism in the Making of the Modern Secular Jew

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774259
eISBN:
9781800340879
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774259.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

This introductory chapter briefly deals with the question of a dichotomy between Athens and Jerusalem. More specifically, it aims to approach the issue by considering how Athens, with its ... More


Athens in Jerusalem: Classical Antiquity and Hellenism in the Making of the Modern Secular Jew

Yaacov Shavit

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774259
eISBN:
9781800340879
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774259.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

According to this book, the Hellenistic tradition played a role as a model for Jewish modernisers to draw upon as they perceived a lack in Jewish culture. The book claims that Greek and Hellenistic ... More


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