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New and Published Books

  1. Contemporary Jewish Writing

    Austria After Waldheim

    By Andrea Reiter

    Series: Routledge Studies in Religion

    This book examines Jewish writers and intellectuals in Austria, analyzing filmic and electronic media alongside more traditional publication formats over the last 25 years. Beginning with the Waldheim affair and the rhetorical response by the three most prominent members of the survivor generation...

    Published November 19th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Foundations of Christianity (Routledge Revivals)

    A Study in Christian Origins

    By Karl Kautsky

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1925, Karl Kautsky presents a Marxist history of Christianity and Christian society. Divided into four key sections, the book begins by considering the personality of Jesus as portrayed within Pagan and Christian sources and highlighting the Church’s difficulty in presenting a...

    Published October 22nd 2013 by Routledge

  3. Engaging with a Legacy: Nehemia Levtzion (1935-2003)

    Edited by E. Ann McDougall

    Engaging with a Legacy shows how Nehemia Levtzion shaped our understanding of Islam in Africa and influenced successive scholarly generations in their approach to Islamization, conversion and fundamentalism. The book illuminates his work, career and family life – including his own ‘life vision’ on...

    Published December 17th 2012 by Routledge

  4. The Rise of Modern Jewish Politics

    Extraordinary Movement

    By C.S. Monaco

    Series: Routledge Studies in Religion

    The path toward modern Jewish politics, a process that required a dramatic reconstruction of Jewish life, may have emerged during a far earlier time frame and in a different geographic and cultural context than has previously been thought. Drawing upon current sociological understanding of social...

    Published November 26th 2012 by Routledge

  5. Judaic Religion in the Second Temple Period

    Belief and Practice from the Exile to Yavneh

    By Lester L. Grabbe

    The developments in Judaism which occurred during the Second Temple period (c. 550 BC to 100 AD) were of great importance for the nature of Jewish religion in later centuries, yet few studies have examined the era in full. Now Lester L. Grabbe's lucid and accessible volume provides a much-needed...

    Published July 25th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Land and Economy in Ancient Palestine

    By Jack Pastor

    Land and Economy in Ancient Palestine is a study of the economic crises throughout the Second Temple Period. It establishes that the single factor of the economy which united all aspects of life in ancient society was land.Through study of a wide variety of sources, including the New Testament and...

    Published July 25th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Jews in the Hellenistic and Roman Cities

    Edited by John R. Bartlett

    Articles examine the city of Jerusalem and other Jewish communities of the Mediterranean diaspora, as reflected in the writings of Luke, Josephus and Philo. Topics covered include social identity, everyday life and religious practice.This will be of interest to students of Roman history, biblical...

    Published May 28th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Jews, Christians and Polytheists in the Ancient Synagogue

    Edited by Steven Fine

    Jews, Christians and Polytheists in the Ancient Synagogue explores the ways in which divergent ethnic, national and religious communities interacted with one another within the synagogue in the Greco-Roman period. It presents new perspectives regarding the development of the synagogue and its...

    Published March 19th 2012 by Routledge

  9. The Septuagint and Homeric Scholarship in Alexandria

    A Study in the Narrative of the 'Letter of Aristeas'

    By Sylvie Honigman

    The Letter of Aristeas tells the story of how Ptolemy Philadelphus of Egypt commissioned seventy scholars to translate the Hebrew Bible into Greek. Long accepted as a straightforward historical account of a cultural enterprise in Ptolemaic Alexandria, the Letter nevertheless poses serious...

    Published January 30th 2012 by Routledge

  10. War and Peace in Jewish Tradition

    From the Biblical World to the Present

    Edited by Yigal Levin, Amnon Shapira

    Series: Routledge Jewish Studies Series

    The transition between the reality of war and a hope for peace has accompanied the Jewish people since biblical times. However, the ways in which both concepts are understood have changed many times over the ages, and both have different implications for an independent nation in its own land than...

    Published December 20th 2011 by Routledge