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Divided SoulsConverts from Judaism in Germany, 1500-1750

Divided Souls: Converts from Judaism in Germany, 1500-1750

Elisheva Carlebach

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300084108
eISBN:
9780300133066
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300084108.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This book reevaluates the place of converts from Judaism in the narrative of Jewish history. Long considered beyond the pale of Jewish historiography, converts played a central role in shaping both ... More

Does the New Testament Imitate Homer?Four Cases from the Acts of the Apostles

Does the New Testament Imitate Homer?: Four Cases from the Acts of the Apostles

Dennis R. MacDonald

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300097702
eISBN:
9780300129892
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300097702.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This challenge to prevailing views of New Testament sources argues that the origins of passages in the book of Acts are to be found not in early Christian legends but in the epics of Homer. The book ... More

The Formation of the Jewish Canon

The Formation of the Jewish Canon

Timothy H. Lim

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780300164343
eISBN:
9780300164954
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300164343.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls provides unprecedented insight into the nature of the Hebrew Bible or Old Testament before its fixation. This book presents a complete account of the formation ... More

Friendship in the Hebrew Bible

Friendship in the Hebrew Bible

Saul M. Olyan

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780300182682
eISBN:
9780300184228
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300182682.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Friendship, though a topic of considerable humanistic and cross disciplinary interest in the contemporary academy, has mainly been ignored by scholars of the Hebrew Bible, possibly on account of its ... More

From Christ to ConfuciusGerman Missionaries, Chinese Christians, and the Globalization of Christianity, 1860-1950

From Christ to Confucius: German Missionaries, Chinese Christians, and the Globalization of Christianity, 1860-1950

Albert Monshan Wu

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780300217070
eISBN:
9780300225266
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300217070.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This book examines how German Protestant and Catholic missionaries reconsidered their attitudes toward Confucianism and, more broadly, Chinese culture. In the 1860s, German missionaries attacked ... More

Herbert ButterfieldHistorian as Dissenter

Herbert Butterfield: Historian as Dissenter

C.T. McIntire

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300098075
eISBN:
9780300130089
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300098075.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Herbert Butterfield was an important British historian and religious thinker whose ideas, in particular his concept of a “Whig interpretation of history,” remain deeply influential. This biography ... More

Holy ResilienceThe Bible's Traumatic Origins

Holy Resilience: The Bible's Traumatic Origins

David M. Carr

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780300204568
eISBN:
9780300210248
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300204568.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This book suggests that human trauma gave birth to the Bible. The Bible's ability to speak to suffering is a major reason why the sacred texts of Judaism and Christianity have retained their ... More

Hospitality and IslamWelcoming in God's Name

Hospitality and Islam: Welcoming in God's Name

Mona Siddiqui

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300211863
eISBN:
9780300216028
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300211863.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Considering its prominent role in many faith traditions, surprisingly little has been written about hospitality within the context of religion, particularly Islam. This book makes a contribution to ... More

The House of the MotherThe Social Roles of Maternal Kin in Biblical Hebrew Narrative and Poetry

The House of the Mother: The Social Roles of Maternal Kin in Biblical Hebrew Narrative and Poetry

Cynthia R Chapman

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780300197945
eISBN:
9780300224801
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300197945.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This book reevaluates the biblical house of the father (bêt ’āb) in light of the anthropological critique of the patrilineal model. It uncovers and defines the contours of an underappreciated yet ... More

In Search of the Early ChristiansSelected Essays

In Search of the Early Christians: Selected Essays

Wayne A. Meeks

Allen Hilton and H. Gregory Snyder (eds)

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300091427
eISBN:
9780300130102
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300091427.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

A central figure in the reconception of early Christian history over the last three decades, the author of this book offers here a selection of his most influential writings on the New Testament and ... More

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