The Leading eBooks Store Online 4,272,009 members ⚫ 1,419,367 ebooks

New to

Learn more

Major Turning Points in Jewish Intellectual History

Major Turning Points in Jewish Intellectual History by David Aberbach
Buy this eBook
US$ 165.00
(If any tax is payable it will be calculated and shown at checkout.)
David Aberbach's book explores major transformations in Jewish life and thought from the Bible to the present and asks fundamental questions: How did ancient Israel evolve from being a people oscillating to and from belief in one God to exclusive monotheism? Which circumstances led to the transition among the Jews in the Roman empire from being a militant, state-based people to being a pacifist, scripture-based people? which social forces attracted the Jews under medieval Islamic rule to secular life and identity? How did emancipation after the American and French revolutions lead to the end of rabbinic dominance? How did nationalism and revived Hebrew language and literatrue transform modern Jewish life and culture? David Aberbach's book is unique in its scope, eclectic approach, and perception of Judaism as a constantly evolving civilization, always in relation to other, dominant cultures.
Palgrave Macmillan; November 2003
237 pages; ISBN 9781403937339
Read online, or download in secure PDF format
Title: Major Turning Points in Jewish Intellectual History
Author: David Aberbach
  • News
  • Contents
No entry found