Judaism

Paperback | February 1, 2003

byNicholas de Lange

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In this book, Nicholas de Lange examines the basic elements of Judaism, both as a religion and a way of life. Assuming no prior knowledge, the book opens with an account of the Jewish people and the main lines of its history. The following eight chapters are structured around this historicalframework and focus on the different strands that make up the fabric of Judaism. The Torah and tradition, worship, the Bible, law, ethics, mysticism, theology and eschatology are all discussed, with a final chapter exploring the problems facing Judaism today, helping to illustrate that Judaism is aliving and important religion.

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In this book, Nicholas de Lange examines the basic elements of Judaism, both as a religion and a way of life. Assuming no prior knowledge, the book opens with an account of the Jewish people and the main lines of its history. The following eight chapters are structured around this historicalframework and focus on the different strands ...

Professor Nicholas de Lange is the Professor of Hebrew and Jewish Studies at Cambridge University. His publications include Atlas of the Jewish World and An Introduction to Judaism, and is editor of An Illustrated History of the Jewish People.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:182 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.42 inPublished:February 1, 2003Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199252971

ISBN - 13:9780199252978

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ChronologyThe Jewish CalendarIntroductionWhat is Judaism?1. A People and its Faith2. Torah and Tradition3. The Tradition of Worship4. The Biblical Tradition5. The Legal Tradition6. The Ethical Tradition7. The Mystical Tradition8. The Theological Tradition9. The Eschatological Tradition10. Judaism TodayFurther ReadingIndexIndex