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The Resource A history of Judaism, Martin Goodman

A history of Judaism, Martin Goodman

Label
A history of Judaism
Title
A history of Judaism
Statement of responsibility
Martin Goodman
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Judaism is one of the oldest religions in the world, and it has preserved its distinctive identity despite the extraordinarily diverse forms and beliefs it has embodied over the course of more than three millennia... In this...book, Martin Goodman takes readers from Judaism's origins in the polytheistic world of the second and first millennia BCE to the temple cult at the time of Jesus. He tells the stories of the rabbis, mystics, and messiahs of the medieval and early modern periods and guides us through the many varieties of Judaism today."--Dust jacket flap
  • "Judaism is one of the oldest religions in the world, and it has preserved its distinctive identity despite the extraordinarily diverse forms and beliefs it has embodied over the course of more than three millennia. A History of Judaism provides the first truly comprehensive look in one volume at how this great religion came to be, how it has evolved from one age to the next, and how its various strains, sects, and traditions have related to each other. In this magisterial and elegantly written book, Martin Goodman takes readers from Judaism's origins in the polytheistic world of the second and first millennia BCE to the temple cult at the time of Jesus. He tells the stories of the rabbis, mystics, and messiahs of the medieval and early modern periods and guides us through the many varieties of Judaism today. Goodman's compelling narrative spans the globe, from the Middle East, Europe, and America to North Africa, China, and India. He explains the institutions and ideas on which all forms of Judaism are based, and masterfully weaves together the different threads of doctrinal and philosophical debate that run throughout its history." -- Publisher's description
Summary
A History of Judaism is a spellbinding chronicle of a vibrant and multifaceted religious tradition that has shaped the spiritual heritage of humankind like no other
Writing style
Award
Library Journal Best Books, 2018.
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10625551
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Goodman, Martin
Dewey number
296.09
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
BM155.3
LC item number
.G66 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Judaism
  • Judaism
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
from its origins to the present
Label
A history of Judaism, Martin Goodman
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"First published in Great Britain in 2017 by Penguin Books, Ltd., London"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 535-578) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Approaching the history of Judaism -- Part I. Origins (c. 2000 BCE-70 CE) -- Deserts, tribes, and empires -- The formation of the Bible -- Worship -- The Torah of Moses : Judaism in the Bible -- Part II. Interpreting the Torah (200 BCE-70 CE) -- Jews in a Graeco-Roman world -- 'Jewish doctrine takes three forms' -- The limits of variety -- Preoccupations and expectations -- Part III. The formation of rabbinic Judaism (70-1500 CE) -- From pagan Rome to Islam and medieval Christendom -- Judaism without a temple -- Rabbis in the east (70-1000 CE) -- Judaism beyond the rabbis -- Rabbis in the west (1000-1500 CE) -- Part IV. Authority and reaction (1500-1800) -- The European Renaissance and the New World -- New certainties and new mysticism -- Part V. The challenge of the modern world (1750-present) -- From the Enlightenment to the state of Israel -- Reform -- Counter-reform -- Rejection -- Renewal -- Part IV. Epilogue -- Waiting for the Messiah?
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxix, 623 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780691181271
Lccn
2017957814
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, (some color), maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1005121907
  • (OCoLC)on1005121907
  • 577860
  • 610274
Label
A history of Judaism, Martin Goodman
Publication
Copyright
Note
"First published in Great Britain in 2017 by Penguin Books, Ltd., London"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 535-578) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Approaching the history of Judaism -- Part I. Origins (c. 2000 BCE-70 CE) -- Deserts, tribes, and empires -- The formation of the Bible -- Worship -- The Torah of Moses : Judaism in the Bible -- Part II. Interpreting the Torah (200 BCE-70 CE) -- Jews in a Graeco-Roman world -- 'Jewish doctrine takes three forms' -- The limits of variety -- Preoccupations and expectations -- Part III. The formation of rabbinic Judaism (70-1500 CE) -- From pagan Rome to Islam and medieval Christendom -- Judaism without a temple -- Rabbis in the east (70-1000 CE) -- Judaism beyond the rabbis -- Rabbis in the west (1000-1500 CE) -- Part IV. Authority and reaction (1500-1800) -- The European Renaissance and the New World -- New certainties and new mysticism -- Part V. The challenge of the modern world (1750-present) -- From the Enlightenment to the state of Israel -- Reform -- Counter-reform -- Rejection -- Renewal -- Part IV. Epilogue -- Waiting for the Messiah?
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxix, 623 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780691181271
Lccn
2017957814
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, (some color), maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1005121907
  • (OCoLC)on1005121907
  • 577860
  • 610274

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