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  • The Unconverted Selfby Jonathan Boyarin

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 30.00

    Europe’s formative encounter with its “others” is still widely assumed to have come with its discovery of the peoples of the New World. But, as Jonathan Boyarin argues, long before 1492 Christian Europe imagined itself in distinction to the Jewish difference within. The presence and image of Jews in Europe afforded the Christian... more...

  • Judaic Spiritual Psychotherapyby Aaron Rabinowitz

    University Press of America 2010; US$ 27.99

    This book utilizes the profound insights present in spiritual literature for psychotherapeutic use. Jewish spiritual writings are a rich source that encompasses three thousand years of scholarship and experience dealing with emotional problems. These insights can benefit all clients, not only those nurtured in the Jewish tradition. more...

  • Die Entdeckung des Christentums in der Wissenschaft des Judentumsby Görge K. Hasselhoff

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 168.00

    This collective volume explores an aspect ofthe ?Science of Judaism? which has received little attention up until now. In common use, this term is almost exclusively associated with the scholarly analysis of Judaism. In contrast, the authors of this volume illuminate the different encounters of Jewish scholars with Christianity and the impact of these... more...

  • The Artless Jewby Kalman P. Bland

    Princeton University Press 2001; US$ 35.00

    Conventional wisdom holds that Judaism is indifferent or even suspiciously hostile to the visual arts due to the Second Commandment's prohibition on creating "graven images," the dictates of monotheism, and historical happenstance. This intellectual history of medieval and modern Jewish attitudes toward art and representation overturns the modern... more...

  • Judaism Despite Christianityby Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy; Paul Mendes-Flohr; Harold Stahmer; Michael Gormann-Thelen

    University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 22.50

      Before they were both internationally renowned philosophers, Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy and Franz Rosenzweig were young German soldiers fighting in World War I corresponding by letter and forming the foundation of their deep intellectual friendship. Collected here, this correspondence provides an intimate portrait of their views on history, philosophy,... more...

  • Gnosis und Judentumby Jaan Lahe

    BRILL 2011; US$ 196.00

    The book analyses different theories concerning the origin of Gnosticism and the use of lore from the Old Testament and Judaism in Gnostic literature and searches for an answer to the following question ? could the use of lore from the Old Testament and Judaism in Gnostic literature validate the theory that Gnosticism is of Jewish origin? more...

  • The Jewish Jesusby Peter Schäfer

    Princeton University Press 2012; US$ 24.95

    In late antiquity, as Christianity emerged from Judaism, it was not only the new religion that was being influenced by the old. The rise and revolutionary challenge of Christianity also had a profound influence on rabbinic Judaism, which was itself just emerging and, like Christianity, trying to shape its own identity. In The Jewish Jesus , Peter... more...

  • Fatal Embraceby Mark Braverman

    Beaufort Books 2012; US$ 18.90

    Mark Braverman shows how the Jewish quest for safety and empowerment and the Christian endeavor to atone for centuries of anti-Semitism have combined to suppress the conversations needed to bring about a just and lasting peace in the Holy Land. Fatal Embrace charts Braverman's journey as an American Jew struggling with the difficult realities of... more...

  • The Faith of Biology and the Biology of Faithby Robert E. Pollack

    Columbia University Press 2013; US$ 21.99

    Are there parallels between the "moment of insight" in science and the emergence of the "unknowable" in religious faith? Where does scientific insight come from? Award-winning biologist Robert Pollack argues that an alliance between religious faith and science is not necessarily an argument in favor of irrationality: the two can inform each other's... more...

  • Studies in Modern Jewish and Hindu Thoughtby Margaret Chatterjee

    Palgrave Macmillan 1997; US$ 106.00

    The book compares modern Jewish and Hindu thought through discussing selected writers with reference to common issues treated by them, issues which are still relevant today. The writers are Mahatma Gandhi, Max Nordau, A.D. Gordon, Martin Buber, Sri Aurobindo, Rav Kook and Rabindranath Tagore. The issues include the following: the critique of civilisation,... more...