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A short history of Judaism / Lavinia and Dan Cohn-Sherbok.

By: Cohn-Sherbok, Lavinia.
Contributor(s): Cohn-Sherbok, Dan.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Oxford ; Rockport, MA : Oneworld, c1994Description: viii, 145 p. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 1851680691 (pbk.); 9781851680696 (pbk.).Subject(s): Judaism -- HistoryLOC classification: BM150 | .C65 1994
Contents:
The Middle Eastern Background -- Canaan and its neighbours -- Archaeology of the ancient Middle East -- Law in Mesopotamia and Babylon -- Ancient Middle Eastern religion -- The emergence of the Jews -- The Pentateuch -- The status of the Pentateuch in Jewish theology -- The authorship of the Pentateuch -- The JE sources -- The D source -- The P source -- From Conquest to Exile -- Conquest and settlement -- The united monarchy -- The divided monarchy -- The end of the Northern Kingdom -- The Babylonian conquest -- From Restoration to Destruction -- Exile -- Return and renewal -- The Maccabean revolt and its aftermath -- Pharisees, Sadducees and Essenes -- The Jewish war -- Rabbinic Judaism -- The academy at Javneh -- The Mishnah -- Rabbinic interpretation of scripture -- The academies -- The Talmud -- The Dispersion -- Jews in the Roman Empire -- Jews under early Islamic rule -- Karaism -- The golden age of Spanish Jewry -- Jews in Christian Europe -- The Jewish Philosophical Tradition -- Rabbinic theology -- Saadiah Gaon -- The Jewish philosophers of mediaeval Spain -- Moses Maimonides and the Maimonidean controversy -- Later Jewish philosophy -- Mysticism -- Early Rabbinic mysticism -- The Hasidei Ashkenaz -- The emergence of the Zohar -- Lurianic Kabbalah -- Shabbetai Zevi, the mystical Messiah -- The Hasidim and the Mitnaggdim -- Jewry in Eastern Europe -- The rise of the Hasidic movement -- Hasidic beliefs and practices -- The Vilna Gaon and the Mitnaggdim -- The shtetl, the yeshivah and the musar movement.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

The Middle Eastern Background -- Canaan and its neighbours -- Archaeology of the ancient Middle East -- Law in Mesopotamia and Babylon -- Ancient Middle Eastern religion -- The emergence of the Jews -- The Pentateuch -- The status of the Pentateuch in Jewish theology -- The authorship of the Pentateuch -- The JE sources -- The D source -- The P source -- From Conquest to Exile -- Conquest and settlement -- The united monarchy -- The divided monarchy -- The end of the Northern Kingdom -- The Babylonian conquest -- From Restoration to Destruction -- Exile -- Return and renewal -- The Maccabean revolt and its aftermath -- Pharisees, Sadducees and Essenes -- The Jewish war -- Rabbinic Judaism -- The academy at Javneh -- The Mishnah -- Rabbinic interpretation of scripture -- The academies -- The Talmud -- The Dispersion -- Jews in the Roman Empire -- Jews under early Islamic rule -- Karaism -- The golden age of Spanish Jewry -- Jews in Christian Europe -- The Jewish Philosophical Tradition -- Rabbinic theology -- Saadiah Gaon -- The Jewish philosophers of mediaeval Spain -- Moses Maimonides and the Maimonidean controversy -- Later Jewish philosophy -- Mysticism -- Early Rabbinic mysticism -- The Hasidei Ashkenaz -- The emergence of the Zohar -- Lurianic Kabbalah -- Shabbetai Zevi, the mystical Messiah -- The Hasidim and the Mitnaggdim -- Jewry in Eastern Europe -- The rise of the Hasidic movement -- Hasidic beliefs and practices -- The Vilna Gaon and the Mitnaggdim -- The shtetl, the yeshivah and the musar movement.

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Dan Cohn-Sherbok is a widely published and eminent scholar of Judaism. He is currently Professor of Judaism at the University of Wales at Lampeter and visiting Professor of Interfaith Dialogue at Middlesex University <br> Lavinia Cohn-Sherbok is a writer and teacher specializing in Judaism and Jewish issues.

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