Judaism

Judaism
Author : Norman Solomon
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages : 151
Release : 2014
ISBN 10 : 9780199687350
ISBN 13 : 0199687358
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Judaism Book Description:

Outlines the basics of practical Judaism and considers how Judaism has responded to, and dealt with, a number of key issues and debates, including the impact of the Holocaust and the establishment of the State of Israel.

Jewish History

Jewish History
Author : David N. Myers
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Total Pages : 135
Release : 2017
ISBN 10 : 9780199730988
ISBN 13 : 0199730989
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jewish History Book Description:

"How have the Jews survived? For millennia, they have defied odds by overcoming the travails of exile, persecution, and recurring plans for their annihilation. This book charts the long journey of the Jews through history. At the same time, it points to two unlikely factors to explain the survival of the Jews: antisemitism and assimilation"--

Angels A Very Short Introduction

Angels  A Very Short Introduction
Author : David Albert Jones
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Total Pages : 141
Release : 2011-10-27
ISBN 10 : 9780199547302
ISBN 13 : 0199547300
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Angels A Very Short Introduction Book Description:

What are angels? Where were they first encountered? Can we distinguish angels from gods, fairies, ghosts, and aliens? And why do they remain so popular? This Very Short Introduction investigates stories and speculations about angels in religions old and new, in art, literature, film, and the popular imagination.

Zionism

Zionism
Author : Michael Stanislawski
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Total Pages : 152
Release : 2016-12-01
ISBN 10 : 9780199766048
ISBN 13 : 0199766045
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Zionism Book Description:

"This Very Short Introduction discloses a history of Zionism from the origins of modern Jewish nationalism in the 1870's to the present. Michael Stanislawski provides a lucid and detached analysis of Zionism, focusing on its internal intellectual and ideological developments and divides"--

The Dead Sea Scrolls a Very Short Introduction

The Dead Sea Scrolls  a Very Short Introduction
Author : Timothy Lim
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Total Pages : 144
Release : 2017-03-23
ISBN 10 : 9780198779520
ISBN 13 : 0198779526
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Dead Sea Scrolls a Very Short Introduction Book Description:

Since their discovery in 1947, the Dead Sea Scrolls have become an icon in popular culture that transcends their status as ancient Jewish manuscripts. Everyone has heard of the Scrolls, but amidst the conspiracies, the politics, and the sensational claims, it can be difficult to separate the myths from the reality. In this Very Short introductions, Timothy Lim discusses the cultural significance of the finds, and the religious, political and legal controversies during the seventy years of study since the discovery. He also looks at the contribution the Scrolls have made to our understanding of the Old Testament or Hebrew Bible, and the origins of early Christianity. Exploring the most recent scholarly discussions on the archaeology of Khirbet Qumran, and the study of the biblical texts, the canon, and the history of the Second Temple Period, he considers what the scrolls reveal about sectarianism in early Judaism. Was the archaeological site of Qumran a centre of monastic life, a fortress, a villa, or a pottery factory? Why were some of their biblical texts so different from the ones that we read today? Did they have 'a Bible'? Who were the Essenes and why did they think that humanity is to be divided between 'the sons of light' and those in darkness? And, finally, do the Scrolls reflect the teachings of the earliest followers of Jesus? ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Antisemitism

Antisemitism
Author : Steven Beller
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages : 143
Release : 2015
ISBN 10 : 9780198724834
ISBN 13 : 0198724837
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Antisemitism Book Description:

In this Very Short Introduction, Steven Beller explores the historical and political intricacies of Antisemitism, an issue which has been a worryingly persistent presence in the last millennium, and one that continues to provoke debate and discussion.

Kabbalah

Kabbalah
Author : Joseph Dan
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Total Pages : 130
Release : 2007-08-30
ISBN 10 : 9780195327052
ISBN 13 : 0195327055
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Kabbalah Book Description:

An account of Kabbalah and its impact outside of Judaism offers a concise and highly accurate look at the history and character of the various systems developed by the adherents of the Kabbalah.

The Abrahamic Religions a Very Short Introduction

The Abrahamic Religions  a Very Short Introduction
Author : Charles L. Cohen
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages : 152
Release : 2020-01-08
ISBN 10 : 9780190654344
ISBN 13 : 0190654341
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Abrahamic Religions a Very Short Introduction Book Description:

In the book of Genesis, God bestows a new name upon Abram--Abraham, a father of many nations. With this name and his Covenant, Abraham would become the patriarch of three of the world's major religions: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Connected by their mutual--if differentiated--veneration of the One God proclaimed by Abraham, these traditions share much beyond their origins in the ancient Israel of the Old Testament. This Very Short Introduction explores the intertwined histories of these monotheistic religions, from the emergence of Christianity and Islam to the violence of the Crusades and the cultural exchanges of al-Andalus. Each religion continues to be shaped by this history but has also reacted to the forces of modernity and politics. Movements such as the Reformation and that led by seventh-century Kharijites have emerged, intentioned to reform or restore traditional religious practice but quite different in their goals and effects. Relationships with states, among them Israel and Saudi Arabia, have also figured importantly in their development. The Abrahamic Religions: A Very Short Introduction brings these traditions together into a common narrative, lending much needed context to the story of Abraham and his descendants. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

The Old Testament A Very Short Introduction

The Old Testament  A Very Short Introduction
Author : Michael D. Coogan
Publisher : OUP USA
Total Pages : 140
Release : 2008-03-28
ISBN 10 : 9780195305050
ISBN 13 : 0195305051
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Old Testament A Very Short Introduction Book Description:

This Very Short Introduction provides a short, accessible overview for general readers interested in learning more about the Old Testament and its interpretation. Coogan explores the significance of the history and literature of the Old Testament and describes how non-biblical evidence, such as archaeological data and texts, has illuminated the Old Testament in a larger context. Coogan discusses law in the Bible, particularly the Ten Commandments and the biblical understandings of prophecy, myth, exodus, death, and afterlife. Finally, Coogan discusses the enduring significance of the Old Testament.

Religion a Very Short Introduction

Religion  a Very Short Introduction
Author : Thomas A. Tweed
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages : 160
Release : 2020
ISBN 10 : 9780190064679
ISBN 13 : 0190064676
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Religion a Very Short Introduction Book Description:

Religion plays a central role in human experience. Billions of people around the world practice a faith and act in accordance with it. Religion shapes how they enter the world and how they leave it - how they eat, dress, marry, and raise their children. It affects law, economy, and government. It sanctifies injustice and combats it. Beginning with the first signs of religion among ancient humans and concluding with a look at modern citizens and contemporary trends,leading scholar Thomas Tweed examines this powerful and enduring force in human society. Religion: A Very Short Introduction offers a concise non-partisan overview of religion's long history and its complicated role in the world today.