* I would like to thank Michael L. Morgan for his comments on an earlier version of the article. 1 In this essay I propose to argue that particularly in Book iii of his seminal study on Judaism, The Star of Redemption ( Der Stern der Erlösung , 1921), the German-Jewish philosopher Franz
Cohen and Rosenzweig on the Relationship between Judaism and Christianity
Social and Literary Contexts for the New Testament
Edited by Stanley E. Porter and Andrew Pitts
Edited by Jacob Neusner, Alan Avery-Peck and Lezlie C. Green
The Encyclopaedia of Judaism provides a definitive account of contemporary Judaism and a reliable picture of a tradition of nearly four thousand years. A full and detailed index provides ready-reference for facts, and the systematic articles set forth highly readable accounts of the entire range of Judaic systems of belief and behavior put forth over time and in our own time. It is written for people from all backgrounds, scholars and general readers alike.
When the editors completed the initial three volumes of The Encyclopaedia of Judaism, they found satisfaction in having covered the more than one hundred topics. But they also realized that many other important topics remained to be set forth in a systematic way. This led to new inquiries into the history, practices, and theology of the religion, Judaism. Specialists in all these fields were found and the result is more than ninety new studies, of which the first thirty-two are in the present volume.
Published by Brill, Leiden & Continuum, New York.
The first part of the book examines the development of Jewish religious movements during the Second Temple period. It culminates with the discussion of the Dead Sea Sect, which is analyzed as the first unambiguous example of a movement shifting from a social structure based on families to a social structure based on disciple circles. The second part of the book discusses the history of pharisaic and early rabbinic movements from a similar perspective.
Topics covered in the book will be of interest to scholars of Judaism and Early Christianity.
Essays on the Jewish Encounter with Hellenism and Roman Rule
John J. Collins
Text and Context
La question des origines du christianisme est un thème encore débattu par la recherche historique. Cet ouvrage choisi d'explorer les relations entre le judaïsme rabbinique et le christianisme primitif. Il étudie les facteurs d'influences, les polémiques dont témoignent les textes et les emprunts réciproques entre les deux mouvements naissant : le judaïsme rabbinique et le christiansime primitif. Il propose également une analyse sur la perception du christianisme à l'oeuvre dans la littérature talmudique.
New Directions for Dialogue and Understanding
Alan Avery-Peck and Jacob Neusner
Fu Youde and Wang Qiangwei
the cultural similarities between China and the West through the lens of history.” 1 Ancient Judaism—the Judaism of the Old Testament and the Talmud—is not merely part of Western culture but, rather, is one of its widely recognized roots. Due to certain historical factors, the Chinese and Jewish
, however, has sparked a heated debate regarding the American laws and values and permissibility of torture. The Jewish scholarly community has been a vociferous part of this debate. The us -based Jewish organizations such as Rabbis for Human Rights, 9 the Union for Reform Judaism, 10 and Central