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Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > Non-Christian religions > Judaism > General

The Oral Law of Sinai (Hardcover): Berel Wein The Oral Law of Sinai (Hardcover)
Berel Wein
R969 R760 Discovery Miles 7 600 Save R209 (22%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Sin - A History (Hardcover): Gary A. Anderson Sin - A History (Hardcover)
Gary A. Anderson
R700 R663 Discovery Miles 6 630 Save R37 (5%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

What is sin? Is it simply wrongdoing? Why do its effects linger over time? In this sensitive, imaginative, and original work, Gary Anderson shows how changing conceptions of sin and forgiveness lay at the very heart of the biblical tradition. Spanning nearly two thousand years, the book brilliantly demonstrates how sin, once conceived of as a physical burden, becomes, over time, eclipsed by economic metaphors. Transformed from a weight that an individual carried, sin becomes a debt that must be repaid in order to be redeemed in God's eyes.

Anderson shows how this ancient Jewish revolution in thought shaped the way the Christian church understood the death and resurrection of Jesus and eventually led to the development of various penitential disciplines, deeds of charity, and even papal indulgences. In so doing it reveals how these changing notions of sin provided a spur for the Protestant Reformation.

Broad in scope while still exceptionally attentive to detail, this ambitious and profound book unveils one of the most seismic shifts that occurred in religious belief and practice, deepening our understanding of one of the most fundamental aspects of human experience.

Rabbis and Classical Rhetoric - Sophistic Education and Oratory in the Talmud and Midrash (Paperback): Richard Hidary Rabbis and Classical Rhetoric - Sophistic Education and Oratory in the Talmud and Midrash (Paperback)
Richard Hidary
R794 Discovery Miles 7 940 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Training in rhetoric - the art of persuasion - formed the basis of education in the Roman Empire. The classical intellectual world centered around the debate between philosophers, who boasted knowledge of objective reality, and sophists, who could debate both sides of any issue and who attracted large audiences and paying students. The roles of the Talmudic rabbis as public orators, teachers, and jurists, parallel that of Roman orators. Rabbinic literature adopted and adapted various aspects of the classical rhetorical tradition, as is demonstrated in the Talmudic penchant for arguing both sides of hypothetical cases, the midrashic hermeneutical methods, and the structure of synagogue sermons. At the same time, the rabbis also resisted the extreme epistemological relativism of rhetoric as is evident in their restraint on theoretical argumentation, their depiction of rabbinic and divine court procedure, and their commitment to the biblical prophetic tradition. Richard Hidary demonstrates how rabbis succeeded in navigating a novel path between platonic truth and rhetorical relativism.

Between Dixie and Zion - Southern Baptists and Palestine before Israel (Hardcover): Walker Robins Between Dixie and Zion - Southern Baptists and Palestine before Israel (Hardcover)
Walker Robins
R1,250 Discovery Miles 12 500 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Explores the roots of evangelical Christian support for Israel through an examination of the Southern Baptist Convention. One week after the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948, delegates to the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) repeatedly and overwhelmingly voted down resolutions congratulating fellow Southern Baptist Harry Truman on his role in Israel's creation. From today's perspective, this seems like a shocking result. After all, Christians - particularly the white evangelical Protestants that populate the SBC - are now the largest pro-Israel constituency in the United States. How could conservative evangelicals have been so hesitant in celebrating Israel's birth in 1948? How did they then come to be so supportive? Between Dixie and Zion: Southern Baptists and Palestine before Israel addresses these issues by exploring how Southern Baptists engaged what was called the 'Palestine question' whether Jews or Arabs would, or should, control the Holy Land after World War I. Walker Robins argues that, in the decades leading up to the creation of Israel, most Southern Baptists did not directly engage the Palestine question politically. Rather, they engaged it indirectly through a variety of encounters with the land, the peoples, and the politics of Palestine. Among the instrumental figures featured by Robins are tourists, foreign missionaries, Arab pastors, Jewish converts, biblical interpreters, fundamentalist rebels, editorialists, and, of course, even a president. While all revered Palestine as the Holy Land, each approached and encountered the region according to their own priorities. Nevertheless, Robins shows that Baptists consistently looked at the region through an Orientalist framework, broadly associating the Zionist movement with Western civilization, modernity, and progress over and against the Arabs, whom they viewed as uncivilized, premodern, and backward. He argues that such impressions were not idle - they suggested that the Zionists were fulfilling Baptists' long-expressed hopes that the Holy Land would one day be revived and regain the prosperity it had held in the biblical era.

Subversive Sequels in the Bible - How Biblical Stories Mine and Undermine Each Other (Hardcover): Judy Klitsner Subversive Sequels in the Bible - How Biblical Stories Mine and Undermine Each Other (Hardcover)
Judy Klitsner
R534 R452 Discovery Miles 4 520 Save R82 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Shalom Rav (Hardcover): Shalom Rosner Shalom Rav (Hardcover)
Shalom Rosner
R717 R569 Discovery Miles 5 690 Save R148 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Yearning to Return (Hardcover): Yemima Mizrachi Yearning to Return (Hardcover)
Yemima Mizrachi
R360 R296 Discovery Miles 2 960 Save R64 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Emil L. Fackenheim - A Jewish Philosopher's Response to the Holocaust (Hardcover, New): David Patterson Emil L. Fackenheim - A Jewish Philosopher's Response to the Holocaust (Hardcover, New)
David Patterson
R931 R879 Discovery Miles 8 790 Save R52 (6%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Emil Fackenheim was the last in a long line of Jewish philosophers to emerge from Germany, the modern center of Western philosophy, following Moses Mendelssohn, Leo Baeck, and Martin Buber. In this revealing book, David Patterson explores Fackenheim's rigorous pursuit of a philosophical response to the tragedy of the Holocaust. Fackenheim's writing sheds light on the tensions between Jewish thinking and German philosophy, illustrating how elements of the latter were used by the Nazis to justify Jewish annihilation. In addition, he emphasizes the important implications of defining Jewish philosophy as its own entity, separate from the tenets of the Jewish cultural tradition.

The Book Of Enoch With YAHUAH's Name Restored - A Critical Review Of The Text (Paperback): Daniel W Merrick The Book Of Enoch With YAHUAH's Name Restored - A Critical Review Of The Text (Paperback)
Daniel W Merrick
R251 Discovery Miles 2 510 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Gishat Hatemorot (Paperback): Hezi Cohen, Aviad Evron Gishat Hatemorot (Paperback)
Hezi Cohen, Aviad Evron
R477 R390 Discovery Miles 3 900 Save R87 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Married to the Rabbi - Sixty Spouses of Retired Reform Rabbis in Their Own Words (Paperback): Naomi Patz, Judith Maslin Married to the Rabbi - Sixty Spouses of Retired Reform Rabbis in Their Own Words (Paperback)
Naomi Patz, Judith Maslin
R605 R487 Discovery Miles 4 870 Save R118 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Hilkhot Avelut - Understanding the Laws of Mourning (Hardcover): David Brofsky Hilkhot Avelut - Understanding the Laws of Mourning (Hardcover)
David Brofsky
R639 R530 Discovery Miles 5 300 Save R109 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
From Things Lost - Forgotten Letters and the Legacy of the Holocaust (Paperback): Shirli Gilbert From Things Lost - Forgotten Letters and the Legacy of the Holocaust (Paperback)
Shirli Gilbert
R633 Discovery Miles 6 330 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

An intimate history of the Holocaust that casts new light on our understanding of victimhood and survival.

A Non-Swimmer Considers Her Mikvah - On Becoming Jewish After Fifty (Paperback): Mary E. Carter A Non-Swimmer Considers Her Mikvah - On Becoming Jewish After Fifty (Paperback)
Mary E. Carter
R351 Discovery Miles 3 510 In stock
The Oral Law - The Rabbinic Contribution to Torah Shebe'al Peh (Hardcover): Chaim Schimmel The Oral Law - The Rabbinic Contribution to Torah Shebe'al Peh (Hardcover)
Chaim Schimmel
R535 R430 Discovery Miles 4 300 Save R105 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Lost Archive - Traces of a Caliphate in a Cairo Synagogue (Hardcover): Marina Rustow The Lost Archive - Traces of a Caliphate in a Cairo Synagogue (Hardcover)
Marina Rustow
R1,127 R1,011 Discovery Miles 10 110 Save R116 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A compelling look at the Fatimid caliphate's robust culture of documentation The lost archive of the Fatimid caliphate (909-1171) survived in an unexpected place: the storage room, or geniza, of a synagogue in Cairo, recycled as scrap paper and deposited there by medieval Jews. Marina Rustow tells the story of this extraordinary find, inviting us to reconsider the longstanding but mistaken consensus that before 1500 the dynasties of the Islamic Middle East produced few documents, and preserved even fewer. Beginning with government documents before the Fatimids and paper's westward spread across Asia, Rustow reveals a millennial tradition of state record keeping whose very continuities suggest the strength of Middle Eastern institutions, not their weakness. Tracing the complex routes by which Arabic documents made their way from Fatimid palace officials to Jewish scribes, the book provides a rare window onto a robust culture of documentation and archiving not only comparable to that of medieval Europe, but, in many cases, surpassing it. Above all, Rustow argues that the problem of archives in the medieval Middle East lies not with the region's administrative culture, but with our failure to understand preindustrial documentary ecology. Illustrated with stunning examples from the Cairo Geniza, this compelling book advances our understanding of documents as physical artifacts, showing how the records of the Fatimid caliphate, once recovered, deciphered, and studied, can help change our thinking about the medieval Islamicate world and about premodern polities more broadly.

Origins of the Kabbalah (Paperback): Gershom Gerhard. Scholem Origins of the Kabbalah (Paperback)
Gershom Gerhard. Scholem; Foreword by David Biale; Edited by R.J.Zwi Werblowsky; Translated by Allan Arkush
R713 R569 Discovery Miles 5 690 Save R144 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

With the publication of The Origins of the Kabbalah in 1950, one of the most important scholars of our century brought the obscure world of Jewish mysticism to a wider audience for the first time. A crucial work in the oeuvre of Gershom Scholem, this book details the beginnings of the Kabbalah in twelfth- and thirteenth-century southern France and Spain, showing its rich tradition of repeated attempts to achieve and portray direct experiences of God. The Origins of the Kabbalah is a contribution not only to the history of Jewish medieval mysticism, but also to the study of medieval mysticism in general. Now with a new foreword by David Biale, this book remains essential reading for students of the history of religion.

Simply Delicious - Creative Cooking for the Kosher Kitchen (Hardcover): Mindy Ginsberg Simply Delicious - Creative Cooking for the Kosher Kitchen (Hardcover)
Mindy Ginsberg
R366 R255 Discovery Miles 2 550 Save R111 (30%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

From bean stew to brandied apples, from quinoa to butterscotch brownies, the book contains delicious recipes for all your cooking needs! Complete with an introductory guide to herbs and legumes, Simply Delicious makes cooking a delight.

History of Jewish Philosophy (Hardcover): Daniel Frank, Oliver Leaman History of Jewish Philosophy (Hardcover)
Daniel Frank, Oliver Leaman
R5,402 Discovery Miles 54 020 Ships in 10 - 15 working days


Jewish philosophy is often presented as an addendum to Jewish religion, rather than as a rich and varied tradition in its own right. This volume explores the entire scope and variety of Jewish philosophy from the Bible as a source for philosophical interpretation up to Jewish feminist thought. It includes:
* detailed discussions of the most important Jewish philosophers, from Moses Maimonides to Spinoza and Leo Strauss
* chapters on key concepts in Jewish thought, such as mysticism, orthodoxy or zionism
* descriptions of the social and cultural contexts in which Jewish philosophical thought developed throughout the centuries
* a detailed and extensive bibliography
* contributions by 40 leading experts from Britain, Israel and the United States
The links between Jewish philosophy and its wider cultural context emerge, so that an accurate view of the place of Jewish philosophy in the development of philosophy as a whole results.

The Gifts of the Jews (Paperback): Thomas Cahill The Gifts of the Jews (Paperback)
Thomas Cahill
R310 Discovery Miles 3 100 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The author of the runaway bestseller How the Irish Saved Civilization has done it again. In The Gifts of the Jews Thomas Cahill takes us on another enchanting journey into history, once again recreating a time when the actions of a small band of people had repercussions that are still felt today.



The Gifts of the Jews reveals the critical change that made western civilization possible. Within the matrix of ancient religions and philosophies, life was seen as part of an endless cycle of birth and death; time was like a wheel, spinning ceaselessly. Yet somehow, the ancient Jews began to see time differently. For them, time had a beginning and an end; it was a narrative, whose triumphant conclusion would come in the future. From this insight came a new conception of men and women as individuals with unique destinies--a conception that would inform the Declaration of Independence--and our hopeful belief in progress and the sense that tomorrow can be better than today. As Thomas Cahill narrates this momentous shift, he also explains the real significance of such Biblical figures as Abraham and Sarah, Moses and the Pharaoh, Joshua, Isaiah, and Jeremiah.



Full of compelling stories, insights and humor, The Gifts of the Jews is an irresistible exploration of history as fascinating and fun as How the Irish Saved Civilization.

Foreigners and Their Food - Constructing Otherness in Jewish, Christian, and Islamic Law (Hardcover): David M. Freidenreich Foreigners and Their Food - Constructing Otherness in Jewish, Christian, and Islamic Law (Hardcover)
David M. Freidenreich
R1,897 R1,416 Discovery Miles 14 160 Save R481 (25%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

"Foreigners and Their Food" explores how Jews, Christians, and Muslims conceptualize "us" and "them" through rules about the preparation of food by adherents of other religions and the act of eating with such outsiders. David M. Freidenreich analyzes the significance of food to religious formation, elucidating the ways ancient and medieval scholars use food restrictions to think about the "other." Freidenreich illuminates the subtly different ways Jews, Christians, and Muslims perceive themselves, and he demonstrates how these distinctive self-conceptions shape ideas about religious foreigners and communal boundaries. This work, the first to analyze change over time across the legal literatures of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, makes pathbreaking contributions to the history of interreligious intolerance and to the comparative study of religion.

Imagining Religion - From Babylon to Jonestown (Paperback, New edition): Jonathan Z. Smith Imagining Religion - From Babylon to Jonestown (Paperback, New edition)
Jonathan Z. Smith
R707 Discovery Miles 7 070 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

With this influential book of essays, Jonathan Z. Smith has pointed the academic study of religion in a new theoretical direction, one neither theological nor willfully ideological.
Making use of examples as apparently diverse and exotic as the Maori cults in nineteenth-century New Zealand and the events of Jonestown, Smith shows that religion must be construed as conventional, anthropological, historical, and as an exercise of imagination. In his analyses, religion emerges as the product of historically and geographically situated human ingenuity, cognition, and curiosity--simply put, as the result of human labor, one of the decisive but wholly ordinary ways human beings create the worlds in which they live and make sense of them.
"These seven essays . . . display the critical intelligence, creativity, and sheer common sense that make Smith one of the most methodologically sophisticated and suggestive historians of religion writing today. . . . Smith scrutinizes the fundamental problems of taxonomy and comparison in religious studies, suggestively redescribes such basic categories as canon and ritual, and shows how frequently studied myths may more likely reflect situational incongruities than vaunted mimetic congruities. His final essay, on Jonestown, demonstrates the interpretive power of the historian of religion to render intelligible that in our own day which seems most bizarre."--Richard S. Sarason, "Religious Studies Review
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Companion Encyclopedia of Theology (Hardcover, 2nd): J. Leslie Houlden, Peter Byrne, Leslie Houlden Companion Encyclopedia of Theology (Hardcover, 2nd)
J. Leslie Houlden, Peter Byrne, Leslie Houlden
R8,543 Discovery Miles 85 430 Ships in 10 - 15 working days


The Companion Encyclopedia of Theology provides a comprehensive guide to modern theological thought. An international team of theologians and practitioners of both Christian and Jewish faiths investigate and consider aspects of theology in 48 self-contained articles. Neither partisan and denominational, nor detached and abstract, this Companion explores the resources and applications of theology in the light of Christianity's place in the modern world.
The Structure
The Companion Encyclopedia of Theology is divided into six parts. The first three deal with major foundational aspects of Western theological reflection:
* the Hebrew and Christian Bible
* the Tradition
* the contribution of Philosophy
The second half of the Companion is concerned with application:
* in relation to Spirituality
* in relation to contemporary Ethics
* in relation to issues in and aspects of present-day theological construction
The 48 essays are descriptive, informative and analytical; their wide-ranging content is bound into a unified perspective by the editors' general introduction and the introductions to each of the six parts. At the end of each article, there are suggestions for further reading and the work is concluded with a comprehensive index.
This Companion Encyclopedia is a valuable source of reference for students, teachers and both lay and clerical practitioners of Christian and Jewish theology.
Key Features
* Broad Coverage - contains 48 in-depth essays covering both the history and application of Western theological thought
* International Authorship - written in non-technical language by a distinguished team of editors and authors from both Christian and Jewish faiths
* Balanced Approach - discusses and analyses the key issues without imposing any single viewpoint
* Clearly Presented - at the end of each article, there are suggestions for further reading and the work contains a comprehensive index

eBook available with sample pages: 0203414039

Antisemitism and Islamophobia in Europe - A Shared Story? (Paperback, 1st ed. 2017): James Renton, Ben Gidley Antisemitism and Islamophobia in Europe - A Shared Story? (Paperback, 1st ed. 2017)
James Renton, Ben Gidley
R568 Discovery Miles 5 680 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This is the first book to examine the relationship between European antisemitism and Islamophobia from the Crusades until the twenty-first century in the principal flashpoints of the two racisms. With case studies ranging from the Balkans to the UK, the contributors take the debate away from politicised polemics about whether or not Muslims are the new Jews. Much previous scholarship and public discussion has focused on comparing European ideas about Jews and Judaism in the past with contemporary attitudes towards Muslims and Islam. This volume rejects this approach. Instead, it interrogates how the dynamic relationship between antisemitism and Islamophobia has evolved over time and space. The result is the uncovering of a previously unknown story in which European ideas about Jews and Muslims were indeed connected, but were also ripped apart. Religion, empire, nation-building, and war, all played their part in the complex evolution of this relationship. As well as a study of prejudice, this book also opens up a new area of inquiry: how Muslims, Jews, and others have responded to these historically connected racisms. The volume brings together leading scholars in the emerging field of antisemitism-Islamophobia studies who work in a diverse range of disciplines: anthropology, history, sociology, critical theory, and literature. Together, they help us to understand a Europe in which Jews and Arabs were once called Semites, and today are widely thought to be on two different sides of the War on Terror.

The Gods Are Broken! - The Hidden Legacy of Abraham (Paperback, 0th edition): Jeffrey K. Salkin The Gods Are Broken! - The Hidden Legacy of Abraham (Paperback, 0th edition)
Jeffrey K. Salkin
R456 R367 Discovery Miles 3 670 Save R89 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The story of Abraham smashing his father's idols might be the most important Jewish story ever told and the key to how Jews define themselves. In a work at once deeply erudite and wonderfully accessible, Rabbi Jeffrey K. Salkin conducts readers through the life and legacy of this powerful story and explains how it has shaped Jewish consciousness.

Offering a radical view of Jewish existence, "The Gods Are Broken " views the story of the young Abraham as the "primal trauma" of Jewish history, one critical to the development of a certain Jewish comfort with rebelliousness and one that, happening in every generation, has helped Jews develop a unique identity. Salkin shows how the story continues to reverberate through the ages, even in its connection to the phenomenon of anti-Semitism.

Salkin's work--combining biblical texts, archaeology, rabbinic insights, Hasidic texts (some never before translated), philosophy, history, poetry, contemporary Jewish thought, sociology, and popular culture--is nothing less than a journey through two thousand years of Jewish life and intellectual endeavor.

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