Introducing Judaism is the ideal starting point for students
beginning their studies of this fascinating religion. Eliezer Segal
takes a historical approach, focusing on religious aspects of
Judaism, and introducing themes as they emerge from authentic
Jewish documents. Students will gain an understanding of how
Judaism is lived by its adherents and the historical and
geographical diversity of Jewish beliefs and practices. The book
has a clear and accessible structure. Part One presents the
historical context of Judaism, from the Biblical era, through the
Medieval period and on to modern Judaism. Part Two surveys the
distinctive values and beliefs of Judaism, including attitudes to
God, Covenant, Israel, exile and homeland, the Torah, and its
commandments, while Part Three presents Jewish Practices and
Institutions, engaging with topics such as daily life, worship,
temple and synagogue, law, ethics and education, the afterlife, and
resurrection. Throughout the book, Eliezer Segal stresses the
diversity of interpretations that have been generated by historical
circumstances, differing theological and ideological outlooks, and
the spiritual creativity of the religious community. Attention is
paid to various models of piety, mysticism, scholasticism and folk
religion, including the impact of Judaism on the daily life of
believers and the experiences of Jewish women. Illustrated
throughout, Introducing Judaism includes text boxes, a glossary,
and a list of further reading to aid students' understanding and
revision, providing a thorough overview of one of the first
recorded monotheistic faiths and one of the oldest religions still
practiced today. The accompanying website for this book can be
found at www.routledge.com/textbooks/9780415440097.
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