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Studying Judaism: The Critical Issues

Religion


by
Melanie J. Wright

Book Details

Format: EPUB

Page count: 248 pages

File size: 6.8 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

This

volume in the Studying World Religions

series is an essential guide to the study of Judaism. Clearly structured to

cover all the major areas of study, including historical foundations,

scripture, worship, society, material culture, thought and ethics, this is the

ideal study aid for those approaching Judaism for the first time.

Studying Judaism offers readers the

chance to engage with a religious tradition as a diverse, living phenomenon.

Its approach is ‘critical’ in two major respects: its use of the dimensional

approach to the study of religions as an interpretive framework, and its focus

on matters perceived as problematic by insider and/or outsider commentators,

such as gender, demography, geo-politics, the ‘museumization’ of Jewish

cultures and its impact on religion and identity. This book is the perfect

companion for the fledgling student of Judaism.

This

volume in the Studying World Religions

series is an essential guide to the study of Judaism. Clearly structured to

cover all the major areas of study, including historical foundations,

scripture, worship, society, material culture, thought and ethics, this is the

ideal study aid for those approaching Judaism for the first time.

Studying Judaism offers readers the

chance to engage with a religious tradition as a diverse, living phenomenon.

Its approach is ‘critical’… (more)

This

volume in the Studying World Religions

series is an essential guide to the study of Judaism. Clearly structured to

cover all the major areas of study, including historical foundations,

scripture, worship, society, material culture, thought and ethics, this is the

ideal study aid for those approaching Judaism for the first time.

Studying Judaism offers readers the

chance to engage with a religious tradition as a diverse, living phenomenon.

Its approach is ‘critical’ in two major respects: its use of the dimensional

approach to the study of religions as an interpretive framework, and its focus

on matters perceived as problematic by insider and/or outsider commentators,

such as gender, demography, geo-politics, the ‘museumization’ of Jewish

cultures and its impact on religion and identity. This book is the perfect

companion for the fledgling student of Judaism.

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