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Future Hope and Present Reality: Volume I: Eschatology and by Andrew Chester

By Andrew Chester

This booklet is the 1st of a two-volume paintings with the general name 'Future desire and current Reality'. those volumes had their starting place within the Speaker's Lectures that Andrew Chester gave in Oxford; their major concentration is important topics in biblical eschatology, and particularly the obvious contradictions among what's was hoping for sooner or later and what's skilled within the current: the stark discrepancy, that's, among the area because it is and the realm accurately. during this first quantity, because the subtitle 'Eschatology and Transformation within the Hebrew Bible' shows, the writer is worried with the Hebrew Bible (or previous testomony; the second one might be at the New Testament). He bargains, successively, with imperative eschatological subject matters and the deep tensions they contain: divine threats of an absolute finish (to human lifestyles and to the area itself), and divine delivers of blessing and transformation, besides the theological questions unavoidably raised via those - either in themselves and in terms of one another; the complete phenomenon of prophecy, and the issues it consists of - no longer least, even if it may be taken heavily, in face of the contradictions and screw ups it manifests. He discusses the sheer discrepancy among excellent and fact in traditions when it comes to kingship, in addition to the tensions inherent within the emergence of messianic wish; dying, as representing the top of any dating with God, besides desire that is going past loss of life - in relation either to the person and likewise the kingdom; and, ultimately, visions of a reworked and paradisal international, and no matter if those can endure any relation to truth. it really is argued that the Hebrew Bible should be visible to provide real grounds for desire, yet that those may have any cogency provided that the issues concerned are fairly engaged with.

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Sefer Yetzira: Chronicles of Desire by Hershy J. Worch

By Hershy J. Worch

Sefer Yetzira is a sacred ebook of serious antiquity and tool, and one in every of Judaism's oldest texts after the Bible. during this new translation and observation, Rabbi Worch leads us step by step via innermost chambers of Jewish mysticism. we're allowed to pay attention in to the arguments among Moses and God, to the whispered discussion among Rabbis Akiba and Ishmael, and to these fervid and passionate practitioners of whose ecstasies those pages stay redolent. at the beginning used to be God's wish for us. Sefer Yetzira describes the method wherein hope materializes within the Breath of God and thence into the 10 Sephirot and twenty letters of the Hebrew alphabet. Commentaries to the Sefer Yetzira, in the course of the a long time, have mirrored the spirit and craving of these occasions, the genius and romance of the zeitgeist, be it philosophical, mathematical or contemplative. This observation displays the strikingly mystical traits of Hasidism and the post-modern method of textual content. during this ebook, we learn tips to hear for the breath of the residing God, how you can pay attention it and breathe it again, within the secret of our sacred kisses.

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The "Other" in Second Temple Judaism: Essays in Honor of by Daniel C. Harlow,Matthew Goff,Karina Martin Hogan,Joel S.

By Daniel C. Harlow,Matthew Goff,Karina Martin Hogan,Joel S. Kaminsky

Dedicated to trendy biblical student John J. Collins, The "Other" in moment Temple Judaismexplores many of the ways that Jews residing within the Hellenistic and early Roman sessions (both within the land of Israel and the Diaspora) developed their identification in terms of different Jews, pagans, and Christians.

The twenty-eight members -- comprising either professional students and emerging stars within the box -- engage with Collins's paintings as they interact the book's unifying subject matter, focusing their efforts round 5 components of scholarly inquiry that mirror the scope of Collins's unusual career:

  • The Hebrew Bible and Its Reception
  • Wisdom
  • Apocalypticism
  • The lifeless Sea Scrolls
  • Jews between Greeks and Romans


  • Susan Ackerman
  • Samuel L. Adams
  • Patricia Ahearne-Kroll
  • Shane Berg
  • Katell Berthelot
  • Shannon Burkes Pinette
  • Esther Chazon
  • Lorenzo DiTommaso
  • Robert Doran
  • Antonios Finitsis
  • Sean Freyne
  • Matthew Goff
  • Martin Goodmanv
  • Erich S. Gruen
  • Daniel C. Harlow
  • Daniel J. Harrington
  • Naomi S. Jacobs
  • Joel S. Kaminsky
  • Robert A. Kugler
  • Timothy H. Lim
  • Karina Martin Hogan
  • Yonatan Miller
  • Carol A. Newsom
  • George W. E. Nickelsburg
  • Susan Niditch
  • Rebecca Raphael
  • Eric D. Reymond
  • James C. VanderKam

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Companion to Guardian Angel - Volume II: The Apostle Paul: by Cheryl Durham

By Cheryl Durham

whilst Dr. pass Moen wrote "Guardian Angel," he offered an immense shift within the paradigm taking into consideration the Christian international concerning the function of fellows and girls within the physique. Dr. Durham’s moment workbook quantity "Companion to mother or father Angel: The Apostle Paul", take the reader from the security of the backyard and into the area of neighborhood the place the wedding version is multiplied. quantity II will deal with a few of the objections that would continually come as people who find themselves learning the hot paradigmatic contemplating a Hebraic worldview stumble upon the previous defend of Christian Supersessionism.

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Jews in a Graeco-Roman World by Martin Goodman

By Martin Goodman

This publication collects reviews of the social, cultural, and spiritual historical past of the Jews within the Graeco-Roman international. The 16 contributors--some experts in Jewish background, others in classical studies--tackle the level to which Jews during this interval differed from different peoples within the Mediterranean zone, and what sort of Jewish proof can be utilized for the historical past of the broader classical world.

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Die Urbarkeit der Zeichen: Zionismus und Literatur – eine by Philipp Theisohn

By Philipp Theisohn

In dieser Studie wird der Zionismus nicht primär als politische Bewegung betrachtet, sondern als eine 'Kulturpoetik' verstanden und analytisch fruchtbar gemacht. Das Verhältnis von textual content und Territorium, von Schrift und Land wird in eingehenden Lektüren u. a. der Werke von Schnitzler, Herzl, Kafka, Beer-Hofmann, Buber, Levinas und Schönbergs eruiert, mit dem Ziel, den Zionismus als eine replacement Poetik der Moderne zu beschreiben.

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L'Esprit de la kabbale (SPIRITUALITE) (French Edition) by Julien Darmon

By Julien Darmon

Qu'est-ce que l. a. kabbale ? Une mystique, un ésotérisme, un ensemble de pratiques magiques ? Autant de termes flous qui ne nous éclairent pas vraiment sur cet enseignement multiséculaire et specified en son style. D'ailleurs, selon les textes kabbalistiques eux-mêmes, l. a. kabbale ne devrait être transmise qu'à des juifs, et même à une élite savante et spirituelle du judaïsme. Alors pourquoi tenter d'en partager « l'esprit », qui plus est dans une langue non hébraïque ?

Tel est pourtant le défi de ce livre, qui ne néglige pas les travaux d'érudits comme Gershom Scholem ou Moshe Idel, mais aborde los angeles query par un autre versant. Le lecteur y est invité à entrer dans une imaginative and prescient globale du monde, de l'homme et du divin - une imaginative and prescient certes profondément enracinée dans los angeles culture juive, comme le montrent son vocabulaire et ses références à l. a. Torah, mais qui ouvre sur l'universel et peut enrichir tout un chacun. Chaque proposal (tsimtsum, sefi rot, gematria...) est replacée dans le système vivant où elle prend tout son sens, au-delà du folklore et des approximations. Tableaux, schémas et annexes permettent de se repérer dans cette complexité, qui nous est rendue obtainable par une remarquable clarté d'exposition.

Un livre stimulant pour le coeur et l'intelligence.

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Das Dritte Reich und die Juden: Die Jahre der Verfolgung by Saul Friedländer,Martin Pfeiffer

By Saul Friedländer,Martin Pfeiffer

Friedenspreis des Deutschen Buchhandels 2007 an Saul Friedländer

Saul Friedländers Buch über die Verfolgung und Vernichtung der europäischen Juden ist einhellig als eines der bedeutendsten historischen und literarischen Werke unserer Zeit gerühmt worden. Nirgendwo sonst wird die Geschichte des Holocaust so eindringlich, kenntnisreich und reflektiert erzählt. Wer wissen will, was once in Deutschland und dann in ganz Europa zwischen 1933 und 1945 geschehen ist, und wie es geschehen konnte, der kommt an dieser vielfach preisgekrönten Darstellung nicht vorbei.

"Eine makellos sachliche und gründliche Arbeit: Die Fassungslosigkeit wird hier erklärt, doch glücklicherweise und mit gutem Grund nicht eliminiert (...) Ein erstaunliches und ergreifendes, ein unvergessliches Buch."

Marcel Reich-Ranicki

"Wer dieses Buch gelesen hat, der wird es nicht vergessen; es ist emotional aufwühlend, intellektuell herausfordernd, es ist wahrhaftig (...) das beste Buch, das es zu diesem Thema gibt."

Ulrich Herbert, Süddeutsche Zeitung

"Die wichtigste Darstellung des Holocaust aus der Feder eines Überlebenden und großen Gelehrten - ein Meisterwerk."

Volker Ulrich, Die Zeit

"Saul Friedländer hat eine exzellente Gesamtdarstellung des Holocaust geschrieben und zugleich den Opfern ein Denkmal gesetzt (...) Wer wissen will, wie es eigentlich gewesen ist, der muss dieses Buch lesen."

Dieter Pohl, Der Spiegel

"Saul Friedländer schildert die Jahre der Vernichtung mit einer ungeheuren Wucht und Dramatik. Seine Erzählform erinnert an einen Filmregisseur. Und er verbindet dependent Einzelschicksale mit dem Weltgeschehen."

Dan Diner, Die Welt

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The Written and Oral Torah: A Comprehensive Introduction by Nathan T. Lopes Cardozo

By Nathan T. Lopes Cardozo

In The Written and Oral Torah: A accomplished Introduction, Rabbi Nathan T. Lopes Cardozo bargains these drawn to Jewish culture an evidence of and simple perception into Judaism's classical resources. Containing a various collection of fabric culled from the Talmud and from the writings of a lot of Judaism's so much proficient sages, this wide quantity might be a worthwhile source for amateur scholars in addition to for people with a few historical past in Torah study.

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