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            A History of the Bible: The Book and Its Faiths

            A History of the Bible: The Book and Its Faiths (Paperback)

            By Barton, Dr John

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            This book tells the story of the Bible, how it came to be constructed and how it has been understood, from its remote beginnings down to the present. It describes how the disparate writings which comprise the Bible were written and when, as well as what we know - and what we cann...ot know - about their authors and what they might have meant. Incisive readings shed new light on even the most familiar passages, exposing not only the sources and traditions behind them, but also the busy hands of the scribes and editors who assembled and reshaped them. Rather than the fixed, coherent text it is often perceived to be, the Bible is revealed to be the result of a long and intriguing evolution. Tracing its dissemination, translation and interpretation in Judaism and Christianity from Antiquity to the rise of modern biblical scholarship, Barton shows how meaning has both been drawn from the Bible and imposed upon it. Part of the book's originality is to illuminate the gap between religion and scripture, the ways in which neither maps exactly onto the other, and how religious thinkers from Augustine to Luther and Spinoza have reckoned with this. A landmark in its field, A History of the Bible makes us rethink the central book of Western culture and the foundation of two world religions.
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            ISBN 9780141978505
            Released NZ 2 Jun 2020
            Publisher Penguin
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            Leonard Cohen: The Mystical Roots of Genius

            Leonard Cohen: The Mystical Roots of Genius (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Freedman, Harry

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            Harry Freedman uncovers the spiritual traditions that lie behind Leonard Cohen's profound and unmistakable lyrics The singer and poet Leonard Cohen was deeply learned in Judaism and Christianity, the spiritual traditions that underpinned his self-identity and the way he made sens...e of the world. In this book Harry Freedman, a leading author of cultural and religious history, explores the mystical and spiritual sources Cohen drew upon, discusses their original context and the stories and ideas behind them. Cohen's music is studded with allusions to Jewish and Christian tradition, to stories and ideas drawn from the Bible, Talmud and Kabbalah. From his 1967 classic 'Suzanne', through masterpieces like 'Hallelujah' and 'Who by Fire', to his final challenge to the divinity, 'You Want It Darker' he drew on spirituality for inspiration and as a tool to create understanding, clarity and beauty. Born into a prominent and scholarly Jewish family in Montreal, Canada, Cohen originally aspired to become a poet, before turning to song writing and eventually recording his own compositions. Later, he became immersed in Zen Buddhism, moving in 1990 to a Zen monastery on Mount Baldy, California where he remained for some years. He died, with immaculate timing, on the day before Donald Trump was elected in 2016, leaving behind him a legacy that will be felt for generations to come. Leonard Cohen: The Mystical Roots of Genius looks deeply into the imagination of one of the greatest singers and lyricists of our time, providing a window on the landscape of his soul. Departing from traditional biographical approaches, Freedman explores song by song how Cohen reworked myths and prayers, legends and allegories. By the end the reader will be left with a powerful understanding of Cohen's story, together with a far broader insight into the mystical origins of his inimitable work.
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            ISBN 9781472987303
            Released NZ 16 Nov 2021
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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            Popes and Jews, 1095-1291
             

            Popes and Jews, 1095-1291 (Hardback)

            By Rist, Rebecca

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            In Popes and Jews, 1095-1291, Rebecca Rist explores the nature and scope of the relationship of the medieval papacy to the Jews of western Europe in the context of the substantial and on-going social, political, and economic changes of the eleventh, twelfth and thirteenth centuri...es.
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            ISBN 9780198717980
            Released NZ 21 Jan 2016
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
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            Hasidism as Mysticism: Quietistic Elements in Eighteenth-Century Hasidic Thought
             

            Hasidism as Mysticism: Quietistic Elements in Eighteenth-Century Hasidic Thought (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Uffenheimer, Rivka Schatz; Translated by Chipman, Jonathan

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            Offered here for the first time in English translation, Hasidism as Mysticism is a classic in its field. Using the tools of phenomenology, Rivka Schatz Uffenheimer places Hasidism squarely in the context of religious studies. Hasidism's theoretical texts have been largely ignored... by historians of the movement, but Schatz Uffenheimer analyzes these
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            ISBN 9780691608068
            Released NZ 15 Mar 2015
            Publisher Princeton University Pre
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            Series Princeton Legacy Library
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            Yearnings of the Soul: Psychological Thought in Modern Kabbalah
             

            Yearnings of the Soul: Psychological Thought in Modern Kabbalah (Hardback)

            By Garb, Jonathan; Other A01

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            In Yearnings of the Soul, Jonathan Garb uncovers a crucial thread in the story of modern Kabbalah and modern mysticism more generally: psychology. Returning psychology to its roots as an attempt to understand the soul, he traces the manifold interactions between psychology and sp...irituality that have arisen over five centuries of Kabbalistic writing, from sixteenth-century Galilee to twenty-first-century New York. In doing so, he shows just how rich Kabbalah's psychological tradition is and how much it can offer to the corpus of modern psychological knowledge. Garb follows the gradual disappearance of the soul from modern philosophy while drawing attention to its continued persistence as a topic in literature and popular culture. He pays close attention to James Hillman's "archetypal psychology," using it to engage critically with the psychoanalytic tradition and reflect anew on the cultural and political implications of the return of the soul to contemporary psychology. Comparing Kabbalistic thought to adjacent developments in Catholic, Protestant, and other popular expressions of mysticism, Garb ultimately offers a thought-provoking argument for the continued relevance of religion to the study of psychology.
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            ISBN 9780226295800
            Released NZ 15 Nov 2015
            Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
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            Neither Jew nor Greek: A Contested Identity (Christianity in the Making, Volume 3)
             

            Neither Jew nor Greek: A Contested Identity (Christianity in the Making, Volume 3) (Hardback)

            By Dunn, James D. G.

            This book brings James Dunn's magisterial Christianity in the Making trilogy to a close. Neither Jew nor Greek covers the period following the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 c.e. and running through the second century, when the still-new Jesus movement firmed up its distinctive i...dentity markers and the structures on which it would establish its gro
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            ISBN 9780802839336
            Released NZ 4 May 2020
            Publisher Misc - NewSouth
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            Series Christianity in the Making
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            Aesthetic Theology and Its Enemies
             

            Aesthetic Theology and Its Enemies (Hardback)

            By Nirenberg, David

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            The role of Judaism in the formation of Western aesthetics

            ISBN 9781611687774
            Released NZ 15 Jun 2015
            Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
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            Aesthetic Theology and Its Enemies

            Aesthetic Theology and Its Enemies (Paperback)

            By Nirenberg, David

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            The role of Judaism in the formation of Western aesthetics

            ISBN 9781611687781
            Released NZ 15 Jun 2015
            Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
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            At Home in Exile: Why Diaspora Is Good for the Jews

            At Home in Exile: Why Diaspora Is Good for the Jews (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Wolfe, Alan

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            An eloquent, controversial argument that says, for the first time in their long history, Jews are free to live in a Jewish state-or lead secure and productive lives outside it Since the beginnings of Zionism in the twentieth century, many Jewish thinkers have considered it close ...to heresy to validate life in the Diaspora. Jews in Europe and America faced "a life of pointless struggle and futile suffering, of ambivalence, confusion, and eternal impotence," as one early Zionist philosopher wrote, echoing a widespread and vehement disdain for Jews living outside Israel. This thinking, in a more understated but still pernicious form, continues to the present- the Holocaust tried to kill all of us, many Jews believe, and only statehood offers safety. But what if the Diaspora is a blessing in disguise? In At Home in Exile, renowned scholar and public intellectual Alan Wolfe, writing for the first time about his Jewish heritage, makes an impassioned, eloquent, and controversial argument that Jews should take pride in their Diasporic tradition. It is true that Jews have experienced more than their fair share of discrimination and destruction in exile, and there can be no doubt that anti-Semitism persists throughout the world and often rears its ugly head. Yet for the first time in history, Wolfe shows, it is possible for Jews to lead vibrant, successful, and, above all else, secure lives in states in which they are a minority. Drawing on centuries of Jewish thinking and writing, from Maimonides to Philip Roth, David Ben Gurion to Hannah Arendt, Wolfe makes a compelling case that life in the Diaspora can be good for the Jews no matter where they live, Israel very much included-as well as for the non-Jews with whom they live, Israel once again included. Not only can the Diaspora offer Jews the opportunity to reach a deep appreciation of pluralism and a commitment to fighting prejudice, but in an era of rising inequalities and global instability, the whole world can benefit fr
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            ISBN 9780807086186
            Released NZ 1 Jan 2016
            Publisher Misc - NewSouth
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            Ritual Violence in the Hebrew Bible: New Perspectives
             

            Ritual Violence in the Hebrew Bible: New Perspectives (Hardback)

            Edited by Olyan, Saul M.

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            This volume is intended to bring into relief the full range of violent rites represented in the Hebrew Bible many rarely, if ever, consider.

            ISBN 9780190249588
            Released NZ 21 Jan 2016
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
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