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Title Judaism : a short history / Lavinia and Dan Cohn-Sherbok.
Author Cohn-Sherbok, Lavinia.
Publication Oxford, England ; Boston, MA : Oneworld, 1999.
Copyright date ©1994
Description vii, 151 pages ; 23 cm
Call # 296 C
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents [ch]. 1. The Middle Eastern background -- 1. Canaan and its neighbours -- 2. Archaeology of the ancient Middle East -- 3. Law in Mesopotamia and Babylon -- 4. Ancient Middle Eastern religion -- 5. The emergence of the Jews -- [ch]. 2. The Pentateuch -- 1. The status of the Pentateuch in Jewish theology -- 2. The authorship of the Pentateuch -- 3. The JE sources -- 4. The D source -- 5. The P source -- [ch]. 3. From conquest to exile -- 1. Conquest and settlement -- 2. The united monarchy -- 3. The divided monarchy -- 4. The end of the Northern Kingdom -- 5. The Babylonian conquest -- [ch]. 4. From restoration to destruction -- 1. Exile -- 2. Return and renewal -- 3. The Maccabean revolt and its aftermath -- 4. Pharisees, Sadducees and Essenes -- 5. The Jewish war -- [ch]. 5. Rabbinic Judaism -- 1. The academy at Javneh -- 2. The Mishnah -- 3. Rabbinic interpretation of scripture -- 4. The academies -- 5. The Talmud -- [ch]. 6. The dispersion -- 1. Jews in the Roman Empire -- 2. Jews under early Islamic rule -- 3. Karaism -- 4. The golden age of Spanish Jewry -- 5. Jews in Christian Europe -- [ch]. 7. The Jewish philosophical tradition -- 1. Rabbinic theology -- 2. Saadiah Gaon -- 3. The Jewish philosophers of mediaeval Spain -- 4. Moses Maimonides and the Maimonidean controversy -- 5. Later Jewish philosophy -- [ch]. 8. Mysticism -- 1. Early Rabbinic mysticism -- 2. The Hasidei Ashkenaz -- 3. The emergence of the Zohar -- 4. Lurianic Kabbalah -- 5. Shabbetai Zevi, the mystical Messiah -- [ch]. 9. The Hasidim and the Mitnaggdim -- 1. Jewry in Eastern Europe -- 2. The rise of the Hasidic movement -- 3. Hasidic beliefs and practices -- 4. The Vilna Gaon and the Mitnaggdim -- 5. The shtetl, the veshivah and the musar movement -- [ch]. 10. The enlightenment and progressive Judaism -- 1. The Jewish community in Western Europe -- 2. The Haskalah -- 3. The growth of the Reform movement -- 4. The development of Reform Judaism in the United States -- 5. Opposition to reform -- [ch]. 11. Anti-Semitism and Zionism -- 1. The rise of anti-Semitism -- 2. Pogroms and emigration -- 3. Theodor Herzl and the Zionist dream -- 4. The Zionist movement -- 5. The impact of World War I on the Jewish community -- [ch]. 12. The Holocaust and its aftermath -- 1. Nazi anti-Semitism -- 2. The final solution -- 3. The creation of the state of Israel -- 4. Jewish thought after the Holocaust -- 5. The Jewish community after World War II -- [ch]. 13. Problems of the Jewish community today -- 1. The problem of Jewish identity -- 2. Divisions within the Diaspora community -- 3. The survival of the state of Israel -- 4. Rescuing threatened communities -- 5. Judaism and feminism.
Subject Judaism -- History.
Judaism. (OCoLC)fst00984280
Genre History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Addl. Author Cohn-Sherbok, Dan.
ISBN 1851682066 :
9781851682065 :

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