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Dogmatic Judaism

  • Wisdom in Transitionby Samuel L. Adams

    BRILL 2008; US$ 173.00

    This volume considers a major shift among Jewish sages during the Second Temple period, as certain authors moved from an earthly focus to a belief in individual immortality. Egyptian instructions and the book of Proverbs are examined for necessary background. The colorful responses of Qoheleth and Ben Sira to an emergent belief in the afterlife are... more...

  • Why Me Godby Lisa Aiken

    Jason Aronson, Inc. 1997; US$ 43.99

    Why Me, God? is the first English-language book that melds traditional Jewish perspectives about suffering with practical suggestions for coping. Chapter by chapter, this book provides real strategies to deal with all manner of suffering from loneliness, to suicide, to terminal illness, and everything in between, each chapter is full of useful... more...

  • Die Konzeption des Messias bei Maimonides und die frühmittelalterliche islamische Philosophieby Francesca Yardenit Albertini

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 238.00

    Moses Maimonides (1138?1204) supported a concept of the Messiah which was radically new within the Jewish tradition. The author of the present volume examines whether and to what extent this concept can be traced back to Early Medieval Islamic philosophy. She devotes particular attention to the religio-philosophical, philological, historical... more...

  • After the Holocaustby C. Fred Alford

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 23.00

    This book is a new and thoughtful examination of the experience of suffering. more...

  • 101 Things Everyone Should Know About Judaismby Richard D. Bank; Janes B. Wiggins

    F+W Media 2005; US$ 9.95

    What's the difference between Reform and Orthodox Judaism? What does it mean to keep kosher? And what are mizvot ? Compact and comprehensive, 101 Things Everyone Should Know about Judaism touches on all these basics and more. You'll learn all you need to know about this ancient religion and culture - from the significance of the Torah and Talmud,... more...

  • The Jewish Gospelsby Daniel Boyarin; Jack Miles

    The New Press 2012; US$ 17.95

    Daniel Boyarin , Taubman Professor of Talmudic Culture and rhetoric at the University of California, Berkeley, is the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships. His books include A Radical Jew , Border Lines , and Socrates and the Fat Rabbis . He lives in Berkeley, California. more...

  • (God) After Auschwitzby Zachary Braiterman

    Princeton University Press 1998; US$ 87.50

    The impact of technology-enhanced mass death in the twentieth century, argues Zachary Braiterman, has profoundly affected the future shape of religious thought. In his provocative book, the author shows how key Jewish theologians faced the memory of Auschwitz by rejecting traditional theodicy, abandoning any attempt to justify and vindicate the relationship... more...

  • Evil Within and Withoutby Miryam Brand

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2013; US$ 70.96

    Miryam T. Brand explores how texts of the Second Temple period address the theological problem of the existence of sin and describe the source of human sin. By surveying the relevant Apocrypha, Pseudepigrapha, and Dead Sea Scrolls, as well as the works of Philo and (where relevant) Josephus, the study determines the extent to which texts? presentation... more...

  • Journey to Heavenby Leila Leah Bronner

    Urim Publications 2011; US$ 7.99

    A number of the basic tenets of Jewish belief regarding the afterlife, resurrection, immortality, judgment, messianism, and the world to come are laid out in this fascinating and accessible volume. Beginning with the Bible?s references to Sheol and its allusions to resurrection, this survey explores immortality and bodily resurrection in Second Temple... more...

  • The Significance of Sinaiby George J. Brooke; Hindy Najman; Loren T. Stuckenbruck; Nathalie Lacoste

    BRILL 2008; US$ 173.00

    Presents ancient and modern Jewish and Christian views of the revelation at Sinai. This title includes essays which show that Sinai as the location of the revelation soon became less significant than the narratives about it. more...