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 Defining Our Terms

Michael S. Kogan

in Opening the Covenant: A Jewish Theology of Christianity

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195112597
eISBN:
9780199872275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195112597.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter presents a summary of the author's own understanding of the teachings of Judaism and Christianity to present an idea of the meaning of the terms that make up the title of this book. ... More


Substitute Faiths

Byron L. Sherwin

in Faith Finding Meaning: A Theology of Judaism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195336238
eISBN:
9780199868520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336238.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter presents and analyzes a variety of secular and religious “substitute faiths” embraced by modern (particularly American) Jews that have replaced classical Jewish beliefs, which have ... More


A Jewish Response to Christian Kabbalah

Yaacob Dweck

in The Scandal of Kabbalah: Leon Modena, Jewish Mysticism, Early Modern Venice

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691145082
eISBN:
9781400840007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691145082.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines Modena's outrage at the appropriation of Kabbalah by Christians, particularly Pico della Mirandola. It looks at Modena's effort to separate Christian Kabbalah from Jewish ... More


Beyond Auschwitz: Post-Holocaust Jewish Thought in America

Michael L. Morgan

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195148626
eISBN:
9780199870011
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195148622.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Auschwitz is the center of the twentieth century, its dark core, yet, in the postwar years in America few intellectuals dared to come to grips with the horror and the suffering. Jewish theologians ... More


Introduction

Michael L. Morgan

in Beyond Auschwitz: Post-Holocaust Jewish Thought in America

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195148626
eISBN:
9780199870011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195148622.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This brief introduction discusses the importance of understanding what the American Jewish response – and more importantly, the American Jewish theologians’ response – to the Holocaust has been, and ... More


Contemplative Nation: A Philosophical Account of Jewish Theological Language

Cass Fisher

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804776646
eISBN:
9780804781008
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804776646.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This book challenges the long-standing view that theology is not a vital part of the Jewish tradition. For political and philosophical reasons, both scholars of Judaism and Jewish thinkers have ... More


4. Discovery of Hebrew

David H. Price

in Johannes Reuchlin and the Campaign to Destroy Jewish Books

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195394214
eISBN:
9780199894734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394214.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter traces the history of early Christian Hebrew studies, specifically Johannes Reuchlin's Hebrew grammar and dictionary (1506) and his foundational studies of Kabbalah. Over the course of ... More


History of a Failure

Yaacob Dweck

in The Scandal of Kabbalah: Leon Modena, Jewish Mysticism, Early Modern Venice

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691145082
eISBN:
9781400840007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691145082.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This epilogue argues that the failure of Ari Nohem was manifold. Modena failed to convince his immediate audience, and by extension the Jewish community of Venice, and by further extension Jewish ... More


Hearing the Outcry of Mute Things: Toward a Jewish Creation Theology

Lawrence Troster

in Ecospirit: Religions and Philosophies for the Earth

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823227457
eISBN:
9780823236626
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823227457.003.0017
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter utilizes the work of Hans Jonas as the basis for suggesting the way in which a new Jewish creation theology can develop. A creation theology in the present ... More


Judaism in the Talmudic Period Proselytes and Proselytizing

GOODMAN MARTIN

in Mission and Conversion: Proselytizing in the Religious History of the Roman Empire

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263876
eISBN:
9780191682674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263876.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World, Judaism

This chapter considers whether hostility by some Jews to gentile paganism, particularly as enshrined in the Noachide laws, ever had a parallel effect on Jewish theology in the Talmudic period. In the ... More


Religion, Thought and Education

Ezra Mendelsohn

in Studies in Contemporary Jewry: XII: Literary Strategies: Jewish Texts and Contexts

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195112030
eISBN:
9780199854608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195112030.003.0021
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter explores David R. Blumenthal's protest theology in Facing the Abusing God: A Theology of Protest. Blumenthal poses a question in this book which veritably hurls at Jewish theology: Must ... More


On Levinas's Gifts to Christian Theology

Robyn Horner

in The Exorbitant: Emmanuel Levinas Between Jews and Christians

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230150
eISBN:
9780823235711
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230150.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter considers some of the ways in which Levinas's thought has been adopted by Christian theologians. The discussion is largely be driven by questions concerning the ... More


Syncretism and Faith Blending in Modern Crypto-Judaism

Janet Liebman Jacobs

in Hidden Heritage: The Legacy of the Crypto-Jews

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520233461
eISBN:
9780520936614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233461.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter explores the postcolonial construction of syncretic belief systems among a small number of crypto-Jewish descendents who have chosen to blend their preexisting Christian faith with ... More


Steps toward Feminine Imagery in Jewish Theology

Rita M. Gross

in A Garland of Feminist Reflections: Forty Years of Religious Exploration

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520255852
eISBN:
9780520943667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520255852.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The most profound, intriguing, and inviting of all Jewish theologies, the Kabbalah, teaches us that galut, i.e. exile, is the fundamental reality and pain of present existence. It teaches that one of ... More


What Does a Jew Want?: On Binationalism and Other Specters

Udi Aloni

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157599
eISBN:
9780231527378
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157599.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

In the hopes of promoting justice, peace, and solidarity for and with the Palestinian people, this book confronts the core issues of the Israeli–Palestinian conflict. Its bold question: Will a new ... More


Conclusion

C. D. Elledge

in Resurrection of the Dead in Early Judaism, 200 BCE-CE 200

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780199640416
eISBN:
9780191822872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199640416.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Religious Studies

This chapter summarizes the major claims of the study and offers observations on how the nascent church and the Tannaim reinterpreted earlier Jewish theologies of resurrection. Both the church and ... More


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


Diversity

C. D. Elledge

in Resurrection of the Dead in Early Judaism, 200 BCE-CE 200

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780199640416
eISBN:
9780191822872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199640416.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Religious Studies

This chapter examines the conceptual diversity of expressions of resurrection in a variety of early Jewish writings (Daniel, 1 Enoch, 2 Maccabees, 4 Ezra, 2 Baruch, Messianic Apocalypse, ... More


Sex in the Shadow of Rome: Sexual Violence and Theological Lament in Bavli Gittin’s Disaster Tales

Julia Watts Belser

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

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190600471
eISBN:
9780190600495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190600471.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines the theological significance of sexual violence in the aftermath of Roman conquest. Rabbinic accounts of sexual violence, enslavement, and forced prostitution intertwine ... More


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