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New and Published Books

  1. Studies in Religious Philosophy and Mysticism

    By Alexander Altmann

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Philosophy of Religion

    The twelve studies here are arranged in three distinct groups – Arabic and Judaeo-Arabic philosophy, Jewish mysticism, and modern philosophy. One theme that appears in various forms and from different angles in the first two sections is that of ‘Images of the Divine’. It figures not only in the...

    Published April 11th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Modern Gnosis and Zionism

    The Crisis of Culture, Life Philosophy and Jewish National Thought

    By Yotam Hotam

    Series: Routledge Jewish Studies Series

    In the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, the German intellectual world was challenged by a growing distrust in the rational ideals of the enlightenment, and consequently by a belief in the existence of a radical ‘cultural crisis’. One response to this crisis was the emergence of ‘Life...

    Published October 16th 2012 by Routledge

  3. Rabbinic Theology and Jewish Intellectual History

    The Great Rabbi Loew of Prague

    Edited by Meir Seidler

    Series: Routledge Jewish Studies Series

    Rabbi Loew (the Maharal) of Prague remains one of the most influential and prolific Jewish thinkers of his time. Widely considered one of the fathers of Hassidic thought and a harbinger of Modern Jewish philosophy, his life and work have retained their influence and remain prevalent today. Adopting...

    Published August 13th 2012 by Routledge

  4. 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 26th 2012 by Routledge

  5. 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 21st 2011 by Routledge

  6. Contemporary Jewish Philosophy

    An Introduction

    By Irene Kajon

    Series: Routledge Jewish Studies Series

    This text introduces the most important Jewish philosophers of contemporary times from the point of view of their original approach to both Judaism and philosophy and include: Hermann Cohen, Franz Rosenweig, Martin Buber, Leo Strauss, Emmanuel Levinas. It shows how for them the dialogue between...

    Published July 9th 2010 by Routledge

  7. Maimonides' Guide for the Perplexed

    Silence and Salvation

    By Donald McCallum

    Series: Routledge Jewish Studies Series

    Providing an excellent overview of the latest thinking in Maimonides studies, this book uses a novel philosophical approach to examine whether Maimonides' Guide for the Perplexed contains a naturalistic doctrine of salvation after death. The author examines the apparent tensions and contradictions...

    Published June 23rd 2010 by Routledge

  8. Hebrew Language and Jewish Thought

    By David Patterson

    Series: Routledge Jewish Studies Series

    Drawing on more than three hundred Hebrew roots, the author shows that Jewish thought employs Hebrew concepts and categories that are altogether distinct from those that characterize the Western speculative tradition. Among the key categories that shape Jewish thought are holiness,...

    Published September 7th 2009 by Routledge

  9. Introducing Judaism

    By Eliezer Segal

    Series: World Religions

    Introducing Judaism is the ideal starting point for students beginning their studies of this fascinating religion. Eliezer Segal takes a historical approach, focusing on religious aspects of Judaism, and introducing themes as they emerge from authentic Jewish documents. Students will gain an...

    Published August 8th 2008 by Routledge

  10. Jewish Perspectives on Theology and the Human Experience of Disability

    By William Gaventa

    A re-examination of Jewish scripture and teachings about disabilitiesFew people are untouched by the issue of disability, whether personally or through a friend or relative. Jewish Perspectives on Theology and the Human Experience of Disability shares moving insights from around the world and...

    Published February 22nd 2007 by Routledge