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Judaism Without God?

Judaism as Culture, Bible as Literature


The humanistic, non-religious approach of this book presents Judaism as the Culture of the Jewish People and God as a literary figure created by the authors of the Bible. This book defines key concepts in the discourse of Judaism as Culture. It offers a concise version of the history of pluralism in Judaism during the biblical era, the Hellenistic period, the influence of the Talmudic "culture of dispute" and the asking of new questions, the influence of the secularization process on Judaism, the assimilation of Jews in foreign cultures, and the formation of Israeli culture.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
Availability: In stock
SKU (ISBN): 978-1-60724-341-0
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Publication Status: In Print
Publication Date: Nov 2,2009
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 336
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1-60724-341-0
$166.00

The humanistic, non-religious approach of this book presents Judaism as the Culture of the Jewish People and God as a literary figure created by the authors of one of the greatest literary book compilations – the Bible, a figure that continues to exist as such today.

This book defines key concepts in the discourse of Judaism as Culture. It offers a concise version of the history of pluralism in Judaism during the biblical era, the Hellenistic period, the influence of the Talmudic "culture of dispute" and the asking of new questions, the influence of the secularization process on Judaism since Spinoza and Enlightenment, the assimilation of Jews in foreign cultures, and the formation of Jewish Israeli culture as part of the Zionist revolution.

The book presents models for Humanistic Jewish education: the importance of national cultures and the nurturing of independent criticism; national and human solidarity; humanistic faith; collisions between religious and non-religious beliefs in the last three millenniums.

The humanistic, non-religious approach of this book presents Judaism as the Culture of the Jewish People and God as a literary figure created by the authors of one of the greatest literary book compilations – the Bible, a figure that continues to exist as such today.

This book defines key concepts in the discourse of Judaism as Culture. It offers a concise version of the history of pluralism in Judaism during the biblical era, the Hellenistic period, the influence of the Talmudic "culture of dispute" and the asking of new questions, the influence of the secularization process on Judaism since Spinoza and Enlightenment, the assimilation of Jews in foreign cultures, and the formation of Jewish Israeli culture as part of the Zionist revolution.

The book presents models for Humanistic Jewish education: the importance of national cultures and the nurturing of independent criticism; national and human solidarity; humanistic faith; collisions between religious and non-religious beliefs in the last three millenniums.

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