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

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 196.00

    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... more...

  • The Artless Jewby Kalman P. Bland

    Princeton University Press 2001; US$ 38.95

    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$ 28.00

    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$ 23.99

    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...

  • War and Peace in Jewish Traditionby Yigal Levin; Amnon Shapira

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    The transition between the reality of war and a hope for peace has accompanied the Jewish people since biblical times. However, the ways in which both concepts are understood have changed many times over the ages, and both have different implications for an independent nation in its own land than they do for a community of exiles living as a minority... more...

  • Studies in Modern Jewish and Hindu Thoughtby Margaret Chatterjee

    Palgrave Macmillan 1997; US$ 110.00

    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...

  • Reconstructing Ashkenazby David Malkiel

    Stanford University Press 2008; US$ 67.50

    Reconstructing Ashkenaz shows that, contrary to traditional historical accounts, the Jews of western Europe in the High Middle Ages were not a society of saints and martyrs. more...