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

By: Cohn-Sherbok, LaviniaContributor(s): Cohn-Sherbok, DanMaterial type: TextTextPublisher: Oxford ; Rockport, MA : Oneworld, c1994Description: viii, 145 p. ; 23 cmISBN: 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
Lavinia Cohn-Sherbok is a writer and teacher specializing in Judaism and Jewish issues.

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