The Bloomsbury Companion to Jewish Studies

The Bloomsbury Companion to Jewish Studies

Author: Dean Phillip Bell

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

ISBN: 1472587138

Category: Religion

Page: 440

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The Bloomsbury Companion to Jewish Studies is a comprehensive survey of of the field - past, present and future. Providing an overview of the key theoretical and methodological issues, as well as practical guidance on researching, it is the ideal guide for advanced students in Jewish Studies. Topics covered include: - The Hebrew Bible - Medieval Jews and Judaism - Judaism and Modernity - Gender and Judaism - Judaism and Material Culture Survey ssays from internationally-renowned scholars and teachers including Sergio DellaPergola, Elie Rekhess, and Leonard J. Greenspoon. Providing overviews of Jewish history and the development of Judaism, The Bloomsbury Companion to Jewish Studies also guides students through central issues that cut across historical periods. Practical tools include a period-specific bibliography, a chronology, maps, and a glossary of key terms and concepts. This is the essential guide for all students exploring the rich and dynamic field of Jewish Studies.

The Bloomsbury Companion to Jewish Studies

The Bloomsbury Companion to Jewish Studies

Author: Dean Phillip Bell

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781472513267

Category: Religion

Page: 400

View: 101

The Bloomsbury Companion to Jewish Studies is a comprehensive reference guide, providing an overview of Jewish Studies as it has developed as an academic sub-discipline. This volume surveys the development and current state of research in the broad field of Jewish Studies - focusing on central themes, methodologies, and varieties of source materials available. It includes 11 core essays from internationally-renowned scholars and teachers that provide an important and useful overview of Jewish history and the development of Judaism, while exploring central issues in Jewish Studies that cut across historical periods and offer important opportunities to track significant themes throughout the diversity of Jewish experiences. In addition to a bibliography to help orient students and researchers, the volume includes a series of indispensable research tools, including a chronology, maps, and a glossary of key terms and concepts. This is the essential reference guide for anyone working in or exploring the rich and dynamic field of Jewish Studies.

The Routledge Companion to Jewish History and Historiography

The Routledge Companion to Jewish History and Historiography

Author: Dean Phillip Bell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429859175

Category: History

Page: 666

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The Routledge Companion to Jewish History and Historiography provides an overview of Jewish history from the biblical to the contemporary period, while simultaneously placing Jewish history into conversation with the most central historiographical methods and issues and some of the core source materials used by scholars within the field. The field of Jewish history is profitably interdisciplinary. Drawing from the historical methods and themes employed in the study of various periods and geographical regions as well as from academic fields outside of history, it utilizes a broad range of source materials produced by Jews and non-Jews. It grapples with many issues that were core to Jewish life, culture, community, and identity in the past, while reflecting and addressing contemporary concerns and perspectives. Divided into four parts, this volume examines how Jewish history has engaged with and developed more general historiographical methods and considerations. Part I provides a general overview of Jewish history, while Parts II and III respectively address the rich sources and methodologies used to study Jewish history. Concluding in Part IV with a timeline, glossary, and index to help frame and connect the history, sources, and methodologies presented throughout, The Routledge Companion to Jewish History and Historiography is the perfect volume for anyone interested in Jewish history.

The Bloomsbury Companion to Holocaust Literature

The Bloomsbury Companion to Holocaust Literature

Author: Jenni Adams

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781441118097

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 352

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The Bloomsbury Companion to Holocaust Literature is a comprehensive reference resource including a wealth of critical material on a diverse range of topics within the literary study of Holocaust writing. At its centre is a series of specially commissioned essays by leading scholars within the field: these address genre-specific issues such as the question of biographical and historical truth in Holocaust testimony, as well as broader topics including the politics of Holocaust representation and the validity of comparative approaches to the Holocaust in literature and criticism. The volume includes a substantial section detailing new and emergent trends within the literary study of the Holocaust, a concise glossary of major critical terminology, and an annotated bibliography of relevant research material. Featuring original essays by: Victoria Aarons, Jenni Adams, Michael Bernard-Donals, Matthew Boswell, Stef Craps, Richard Crownshaw, Brett Ashley Kaplan and Fernando Herrero-Matoses, Adrienne Kertzer, Erin McGlothlin, David Miller, and Sue Vice.

Jewish Studies and Israel Studies in the Twenty-First Century

Jewish Studies and Israel Studies in the Twenty-First Century

Author: Carsten Schapkow

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781793605108

Category: Religion

Page: 330

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This book discusses the multiple intersections between Jewish studies and Israel studies in the twenty-first century. With contributions from an international array of scholars, the volume offers a stimulating and thought-provoking discussion of the current state of scholarship with an outlook toward future areas of research and cross-pollination.

Jewish Studies as Counterlife

Jewish Studies as Counterlife

Author: Adam Zachary Newton

Publisher: Fordham Univ Press

ISBN: 9780823283965

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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This book tells the story of a Jewish Studies that hasn’t fully happened—at least not yet. Newton asks what we mean when we say “Jewish Studies”—and when we imagine it not as mere amalgam but as a project. Jewish Studies offers a unique perspective from which to view the horizon of the academic humanities because, although it arrived belatedly, it has spanned a range of disciplinary locations and configurations, from an “origin story” in nineteenth-century historicism and philology, to the emancipatory politics of the Enlightenment, to the ethnicity-driven pluralism of the postwar decades, to more recent configurations within an interdisciplinary cultural studies. The conflicted allegiances with respect to traditions, disciplines, divisions, stakes, and stakeholders represent the structural and historical situation of the field, as it comes into contact with the humanities more broadly. At once a literary and philosophical thinker, Newton deploys a tableau of texts in concert with an ensemble of vivid, elastic tropes not only to theorize Jewish Studies but also to reimagine it as an agent of that potency Jacques Derrida calls “leverage”—a force multiplier for the field’s multiple possibilities. In refiguring a Jewish Studies to come, the book intervenes in a broader discourse about the challenge of professing disciplinary knowledges while promoting transit across their boundaries. Jewish Studies as Counterlife further amplifies Newton’s career-long articulation of the dialogic as the staging ground of ethical encounter.

The Bloomsbury Companion to Islamic Studies

The Bloomsbury Companion to Islamic Studies

Author: Clinton Bennett

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472586896

Category: Philosophy

Page: 440

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The Bloomsbury Companion to Islamic Studies is a comprehensive one volume reference guide to Islam and study in this area. A team of leading international scholars - Muslim and non-Muslim - cover important aspects of study in the field, providing readers with a complete and accessible source of information to the wide range of methodologies and theoretical principles involved. Presenting Islam as a variegated tradition, key essays from the contributors demonstrate how it is subject to different interpretations, with no single version privileged. In this volume, Islam is treated as a lived experience, not only as theoretical ideal or textual tradition. Featuring a series of indispensable research tools, including a substantial A-Z of key terms and concepts, chronology and a detailed list of resources, this is the essential reference guide for anyone working in Islamic Studies.

The Bloomsbury Companion to Hindu Studies

The Bloomsbury Companion to Hindu Studies

Author: Jessica Frazier

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781472567161

Category: Religion

Page: 424

View: 110

Originally published as The Continuum Companion to Hindu Studies, this Companion offers the definitive guide to Hinduism and study in this area. Now available in paperback, The Bloomsbury Companion to Hindu Studies covers all the most pressing and important themes and categories in the field - areas that have continued to attract interest historically as well as topics that have emerged more recently as active areas of research. Specially commissioned essays from an international team of experts reveal where important work continues to be done in the field and, valuably, how the various topics intersect through detailed reading paths. Featuring a series of indispensible research tools, including a detailed list of resources, chronology and diagrams summarizing content, this is the essential tool for anyone working in Hindu Studies.

Jews and Protestants

Jews and Protestants

Author: Irene Aue-Ben David

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110664867

Category: History

Page: 288

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The book sheds light on various chapters in the long history of Protestant-Jewish relations, from the Reformation to the present. Going beyond questions of antisemitism and religious animosity, it aims to disentangle some of the intricate perceptions, interpretations, and emotions that have characterized contacts between Protestantism and Judaism, and between Jews and Protestants. While some papers in the book address Luther’s antisemitism and the NS-Zeit, most papers broaden the scope of the investigation: Protestant-Jewish theological encounters shaped not only antisemitism but also the Jewish Reform movement and Protestant philosemitic post-Holocaust theology; interactions between Jews and Protestants took place not only in the German lands but also in the wider Protestant universe; theology was crucial for the articulation of attitudes toward Jews, but music and philosophy were additional spheres of creativity that enabled the process of thinking through the relations between Judaism and Protestantism. By bringing together various contributions on these and other aspects, the book opens up directions for future research on this intricate topic, which bears both historical significance and evident relevance to our own time.

Crossing Confessional Boundaries

Crossing Confessional Boundaries

Author: John Renard

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520962903

Category: Religion

Page: 360

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Arguably the single most important element in Abrahamic cross-confessional relations has been an ongoing mutual interest in perennial spiritual and ethical exemplars of one another’s communities. Ranging from Late Antiquity through the Middle Ages, Crossing Confessional Boundaries explores the complex roles played by saints, sages, and Friends of God in the communal and intercommunal lives of Christians, Muslims, and Jews across the Mediterranean world, from Spain and North Africa to the Middle East to the Balkans. By examining these stories in their broad institutional, social, and cultural contexts, Crossing Confessional Boundaries reveals unique theological insights into the interlocking histories of the Abrahamic faiths.

The Bloomsbury Companion to New Religious Movements

The Bloomsbury Companion to New Religious Movements

Author: George D. Chryssides

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781441174499

Category: Religion

Page: 456

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The Bloomsbury Companion to New Religious Movements covers key themes such as charismatic leadership, conversion and brainwashing, prophecy and millennialism, violence and suicide, gender and sexuality, legal issues, and the portrayal of New Religious Movements by the media and anti-cult organisations. Several categories of new religions receive special attention, including African new religions, Japanese new religions, Mormons, and UFO religions. This guide to New Religious Movements and their critical study brings together 29 world-class international scholars, and serves as a resource to students and researchers. The volume highlights the current state of academic study in the field, and explores areas in which future research might develop. Clearly and accessibly organised to help users quickly locate key information and analysis, the book includes an A to Z of key terms, extensive guides to further resources, a comprehensive bibliography, and a timeline of major developments in the field such as the emergence of new groups, publications, legal decisions, and historical events.