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As Light Before DawnThe Inner World of a Medieval Kabbalist

As Light Before Dawn: The Inner World of a Medieval Kabbalist

Eitan P. Fishbane

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804759137
eISBN:
9780804774871
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804759137.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This book explores the mystical thought of Isaac ben Samuel of Akko, a major medieval kabbalist whose work has until now received relatively little attention. Through consideration of an extensive ... More

Contemplative NationA Philosophical Account of Jewish Theological Language

Contemplative Nation: A Philosophical Account of Jewish Theological Language

Cass Fisher

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804776646
eISBN:
9780804781008
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804776646.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This book challenges the long-standing view that theology is not a vital part of the Jewish tradition. For political and philosophical reasons, both scholars of Judaism and Jewish thinkers have ... More

Ethics as a Work of CharityThomas Aquinas and Pagan Virtue

Ethics as a Work of Charity: Thomas Aquinas and Pagan Virtue

David Decosimo

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780804790635
eISBN:
9780804791700
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804790635.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This book examines Thomas Aquinas’s conception of “pagan virtue” – of whether non-Christians or those without grace can lead truly virtuous lives – and explains how that vision relates to the ... More

Great ClarityDaoism and Alchemy in Early Medieval China

Great Clarity: Daoism and Alchemy in Early Medieval China

Fabrizio Pregadio

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804751773
eISBN:
9780804767736
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804751773.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This book examines the religious aspects of Chinese alchemy. Its main focus is the relation of alchemy to the Daoist traditions of the early medieval period (third to sixth centuries). The book shows ... More

Hasidism IncarnateHasidism, Christianity, and the Construction of Modern Judaism

Hasidism Incarnate: Hasidism, Christianity, and the Construction of Modern Judaism

Shaul Magid

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780804791304
eISBN:
9780804793469
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804791304.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Hasidism Incarnate argues that much of modern Judaism in the west developed under what it calls a “Christian gaze,” that is, reacting to Christianity by defending Judaism, positing that Judaism is ... More

Jewish DogsAn Image and Its Interpreters

Jewish Dogs: An Image and Its Interpreters

Kenneth Stow

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804752817
eISBN:
9780804767897
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804752817.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This is not a study of “anti-Semitism” or “anti-Judaism.” Instead, this book argues that to anchor claims of supersession, Catholics have viewed Jews as metaphoric—and sometimes not so ... More

The Jews of Pinsk, 1506 to 1880

The Jews of Pinsk, 1506 to 1880

Mordechai Nadav

Mark Mirsky and Moshe Rosman (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804741590
eISBN:
9780804783088
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804741590.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This is the first part of a major scholarly project about a small city in Eastern Europe where Jews were the majority of the population from the end of the eighteenth century. Pinsk boasted both ... More

Male ConfessionsIntimate Revelations and the Religious Imagination

Male Confessions: Intimate Revelations and the Religious Imagination

Bjorn Krondorfer

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804768993
eISBN:
9780804773430
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804768993.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This book examines how men open their intimate lives and thoughts to the public through confessional writing. It examines writings—by St. Augustine, a Jewish ghetto policeman, an imprisoned Nazi ... More

The Radical Enlightenment of Solomon MaimonJudaism, Heresy, and Philosophy

The Radical Enlightenment of Solomon Maimon: Judaism, Heresy, and Philosophy

Abraham P. Socher

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804751360
eISBN:
9780804767682
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804751360.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

With extraordinary chutzpa and deep philosophical seriousness, Solomon ben Joshua of Lithuania renamed himself after his medieval intellectual hero, Moses Maimonides. Solomon Maimon was perhaps the ... More

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