The Invention of Judaism by John J. Collins

The Invention of Judaism: Torah and Jewish Identity from Deuteronomy to Paul by John J. Collins
Requirements: .PDF reader, 1.8 Mb
Overview: Most people understand Judaism to be the Torah and the Torah to be Judaism. However, in *The *Invention of Judaism, John J. Collins persuasively argues this was not always the case. The Torah became the touchstone for most of Judaism’s adherents only in the hands of the rabbis of late antiquity. For 600 years prior, from the Babylonian Exile to the Roman destruction of the Second Temple, there was enormous variation in the way the Torah was understood. Collins provides a comprehensive account of the role of the Torah in ancient Judaism, exploring key moments in its history, beginning with the formation of Deuteronomy and continuing through the Maccabean revolt and the rise of Jewish sectarianism and early Christianity.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy

Continue reading “The Invention of Judaism by John J. Collins”

Judaism in America (Columbia Contemporary American Religion Series)


Judaism in America (Columbia Contemporary American Religion Series)
Continue reading “Judaism in America (Columbia Contemporary American Religion Series)”

Judaism, Christianity, and Islam by Sander L. Gilman

Judaism, Christianity, and Islam: Collaboration and Conflict in the Age of Diaspora by Sander L. Gilman
Requirements: .PDF reader, 9.6 MB
Overview: Islam, Christianity, and Judaism share several common features, including their historical origins in the prophet Abraham, their belief in a single divine being, and their modern global expanse. Yet it is the seeming closeness of these “Abrahamic” religions that draws attention to the real or imagined differences between them. This volume examines Abrahamic cultures as minority groups in societies which may be majority Muslim, Christian, or Jewish, or self-consciously secular. The focus is on the relationships between these religious identities in global Diaspora, where all of them are confronted with claims about national and individual difference. The case studies range from colonial Hong Kong and Victorian London to today’s San Francisco and rural India. Each study shows how complex such relationships can be and how important it is to situate them in the cultural, ethnic, and historical context of their world. The chapters explore ritual practice, conversion, colonization, immigration, and cultural representations of the differences between the Abrahamic religions. An important theme is how the complex patterns of interaction among these religions embrace collaboration as well as conflict―even in the modern Middle East. This work by authors from several academic disciplines on a topic of crucial importance will be of interest to scholars of history, theology, sociology, and cultural studies, as well as to the general reader interested in how minority groups have interacted and coexisted.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy

Continue reading “Judaism, Christianity, and Islam by Sander L. Gilman”

Islam, Judaism, and Zoroastrianism

Continue reading “Islam, Judaism, and Zoroastrianism”

Greek and Latin Authors on Jews and Judaism, Volume Two: From Tacitus to Simplicius (Fontes Ad Res Judaicas Spectantes) (English, Ancient Greek and Latin Edition)

Continue reading “Greek and Latin Authors on Jews and Judaism, Volume Two: From Tacitus to Simplicius (Fontes Ad Res Judaicas Spectantes) (English, Ancient Greek and Latin Edition)”

Paul and Palestinian Judaism: 40th Anniversary Edition

Continue reading “Paul and Palestinian Judaism: 40th Anniversary Edition”

Judaism, Christianity, and Islam: Collaboration and Conflict in the Age of Diaspora

Continue reading “Judaism, Christianity, and Islam: Collaboration and Conflict in the Age of Diaspora”

TTC – Introduction to Judaism

TTC – Introduction to Judaism
Continue reading “TTC – Introduction to Judaism”

TTC – Great World Religions: Judaism

TTC – Great World Religions: Judaism
Continue reading “TTC – Great World Religions: Judaism”

Judaism Discovered by Michael Hoffman

Judaism Discovered: A Study of the Anti-Biblical Religion of Racism, Self-Worship, Superstition and Deceit by Michael Hoffman
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 9.44 MB
Overview: Published in 2008, Judaism Discovered represents painstaking research based on rigorous examination of all available exegetical sources. Deconstructing the rabbinic texts line by line, Michael Hoffman has discovered a terra incognita: Orthodox Judaism as the ideological survival of the most ossified traditions of Babylonian paganism, concealed beneath a complex system of dissimulation and misdirection. His unsparing thesis is a radical challenge to Judaism’s claims to Biblical provenance and probity.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy

Continue reading “Judaism Discovered by Michael Hoffman”

Maimonides and the Book That Changed Judaism by Micah Goodman +

Maimonides and the Book That Changed Judaism: Secrets of The Guide for the Perplexed by Micah Goodman
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 1.2 Mb
Overview: A publishing sensation long at the top of the best-seller lists in Israel, the original Hebrew edition of Maimonides and the Book That Changed Judaism has been called the most successful book ever published in Israel on the preeminent medieval Jewish thinker Moses Maimonides. The works of Maimonides, particularly The Guide for the Perplexed, are reckoned among the fundamental texts that influenced all subsequent Jewish philosophy and also proved to be highly influential in Christian and Islamic thought.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy

Continue reading “Maimonides and the Book That Changed Judaism by Micah Goodman +”

Decolonial Judaism: Triumphal Failures of Barbaric Thinking

Continue reading “Decolonial Judaism: Triumphal Failures of Barbaric Thinking”

The Cambridge History of Judaism, Volume 3 by William Horbury (.PDF)

The Cambridge History of Judaism, Volume 3: The Early Roman Period by William Horbury, W. D. Davies, John Sturdy
Requirements: .PDF reader, 18.5 mb
Overview: The Cambridge History of Judaism provides the fullest and most authoritative account of its subject and will endure as an important scholarly resource.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy

Continue reading “The Cambridge History of Judaism, Volume 3 by William Horbury (.PDF)”

The Cambridge History Of Judaism: Volume 8, …

Continue reading “The Cambridge History Of Judaism: Volume 8, …”