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- Mohr Siebeck 2012; US$ 75.39
In this study, Aleksander Michalak focuses mainly on the association of angelic beings with warfare in the Jewish literary sources. The author has examined the various depictions of the warrior angels in the literature of the Second Temple period with reference to the roots of such representations, their popularity, and various theological implications.... more...
- Stanford University Press 2012; US$ 60.00
Contemplative Nation 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 sought to minimize the role of theology in Judaism. This book constructs a new model for understanding Jewish theological language that emphasizes... more...
- Mohr Siebeck 2014; US$ 127.87
In den biblischen Traditionen begegnen uns verschiedene Vorstellungen von der Gegenwart Gottes. Eine bedeutende Stellung nehmen in diesem Zusammenhang ,Schechina-Vorstellungen' ein, die von der Einwohnung beziehungsweise dem Wohnen Gottes in einem Kultheiligtum oder einer menschlichen Gemeinschaft sprechen. An der Entwicklungsgeschichte der Schechina-Vorstellungen... more...
- De Gruyter 2014; US$ 182.00
During the first half of the 19th century, traditional Jewish conceptions of the Messiah underwent a profound reinterpretation. In place of the vision of a messianic king, new ideas arose about an ideal world. G. Kohler demonstrates that this new reading of Jewish messianism did not originate from the works of the philosopher Hermann Cohen,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95
For almost two thousand years, various images of Jesus accompanied Jewish thought and imagination: a flesh-and-blood Jew, a demon, a spoiled student, an idol, a brother, a (failed) Messiah, a nationalist rebel, a Greek god in Jewish garb, and more. This volume charts for the first time the different ways that Jesus has been represented and understood... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 15.00
Forward by Sherwin B. Nuland As Jack Riemer demonstrates in this collection of Jewish resources for mourning and healing, the Jewish tradition has much to offer those who seek its help in time of need. Here are personal as well as practical writings by contemporary authors about the Shivah period, Kaddish, Yizkor, Yahrzeit, and less familiar practices... more...
- Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 50.00
Explores the history of Jewish messianism, looking at all the Jewish messiahs about whom anything is known, introducing each of these in turn and offering excerpts of the original texts that tell their stories. By examining the messianic idea in the tradition which gave rise to it, Lenowitz sheds light on this aspect of Jewish history. more...
- Baylor University Press 2005; US$ 34.95
If law alone yields legalism, then religious belief, by itself, fails to create justice. In Performing Israel's Faith, Jacob Neusner shows how Jewish Halakhah (law) and Aggadah (narrative) fit together to form a robust and coherent covenant theology-one directly concerned about this world. Neusner's careful and thorough examination of several key issues... more...
- Fordham University Press 2006; US$ 23.99
Evaluates the new God by analyzing the theology of three Jewish thinkers - Mordechai Kaplan, Michael Lerner, and Arthur Green - and compares faith in the new God to disbelief in any gods. This book reveals what is at stake in the choice between naturalistic liberal theology and a nontheistic naturalism without gods. more...
- Stanford University Press 2012; US$ 30.00
Since the late 1700s, when the Jewish community ceased to be a semiautonomous political unit in Western Europe and the United States and individual Jews became integrated?culturally, socially, and politically?into broader society, questions surrounding Jewish status and identity have occupied a prominent and contentious place in Jewish legal discourse.... more...