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The Jews and the Reformation

The Jews and the Reformation

Kenneth Austin

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780300186291
eISBN:
9780300187021
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300186291.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This book examines the attitudes of various Christian groups in the Protestant and Catholic Reformations towards Jews, the Hebrew language, and Jewish learning. Martin Luther's writings are ... More

Jewish ChristianityThe Making of the Christianity-Judaism Divide

Jewish Christianity: The Making of the Christianity-Judaism Divide

Matt Jackson-McCabe

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780300180138
eISBN:
9780300182378
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300180138.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This book argues that the concept of Jewish Christianity represents an enduring legacy of Christian apologetics. Freethinkers of the English Enlightenment created the category of Jewish Christianity ... More

Becoming Diaspora JewsBehind the Story of Elephantine

Becoming Diaspora Jews: Behind the Story of Elephantine

Karel van der Toorn

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780300243512
eISBN:
9780300249491
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300243512.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This book tells the story of the earliest Jewish diaspora in Egypt in a way it has never been told before. In the fifth century BCE there was a Jewish community on Elephantine Island. Why they spoke ... More

The Stakes of HistoryOn the Use and Abuse of Jewish History for Life

The Stakes of History: On the Use and Abuse of Jewish History for Life

David N. Myers

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780300228939
eISBN:
9780300231403
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300228939.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Why do we study history? What is the role of the historian in the contemporary world? These questions prompted David N. Myers’s illuminating and poignant call for the relevance of historical research ... 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

KabbalahA Neurocognitive Approach to Mystical Experiences

Kabbalah: A Neurocognitive Approach to Mystical Experiences

Shahar Arzy and Moshe Idel

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780300152364
eISBN:
9780300152371
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300152364.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The human body and self play a prominent role in mysticism. Various mystics endeavoured to achieve altered bodily states such as a feeling of their body expanding beyond its physical limits, a ... More

A Social History of HebrewIts Origins Through the Rabbinic Period

A Social History of Hebrew: Its Origins Through the Rabbinic Period

William M. Schniedewind

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780300176681
eISBN:
9780300199109
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300176681.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This book is the first major work treating the early history of Hebrew from a sociolinguistic perspective. It chronicles the relationship between language and society and emphasizes the distinction ... 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

Kabbalah in Italy, 1280-1510A Survey

Kabbalah in Italy, 1280-1510: A Survey

Moshe Idel

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300126266
eISBN:
9780300155877
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300126266.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This sweeping survey of the history of Kabbalah in Italy charts the ways that Kabbalistic thought and literature developed in Italy and how its unique geographical situation facilitated the arrival ... More

The Chosen Will Become HerdsStudies in Twentieth-Century Kabbalah

The Chosen Will Become Herds: Studies in Twentieth-Century Kabbalah

Jonathan Garb

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300123944
eISBN:
9780300155044
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300123944.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The popularity of Kabbalah, a Jewish mystical movement at least 900 years old, has grown astonishingly within the context of the vast and ever-expanding social movement commonly referred to as the ... More

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