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Comparative Perspectives on Judaisms and Jewish Identities - Stephen Sharot

Comparative Perspectives on Judaisms and Jewish Identities

Paperback Published: 2nd November 2010
ISBN: 9780814334010
Number Of Pages: 317

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Provides sociological analyses of religious developments and identities in both historical and contemporary Jewish communities.

Prefacep. ix
Wide Comparisons, Within and Without
Introduction to Part 1p. 3
Religious Syncretism and Religious Distinctivenessp. 10
The Kaifeng Jews: A Reconsideration of Their Acculturation and Assimilation in a Comparative Perspectivep. 42
Elite Religion and Popular Religion: The Example of Saintsp. 58
Afterword to Part 1p. 80
Religious Movements
Introduction to Part 2p. 85
Jewish Millenarian-Messianic Movements: Comparisons of Ashkenazim, Sephardim, and Italian Jewsp. 91
Millenarianism Among Conversos (New Christians) and Former Conversos (Returnees to Judaism)p. 105
The Sacredness of Sin: Antinomianism and Models of Manp. 123
Afterword to Part 2p. 139
Jewish Identities
Introduction to Part 3p. 145
Formulations of Ethnicity and Religion Regarding American Jews in the Writings of American Sociologistsp. 151
Judaism and Jewish Ethnicity: Changing Interrelationships and Differentiations in the Diaspora and Israelp. 167
Jewish and Other National and Ethnic Identities of Israeli Jewsp. 183
Afterword to Part 3p. 197
Judaism in the Sociology of Religion
Introduction to Part 4p. 201
Secularization, Neotraditionalism, Polarizationp. 206
Public Religion, Privatization, and Deprivatization in Israelp. 232
Afterword to Part 4p. 253
A Final Afterword-Boundaries: Comparisons and Shiftsp. 257
Notesp. 263
Indexp. 313
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ISBN: 9780814334010
ISBN-10: 0814334016
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 317
Published: 2nd November 2010
Publisher: Wayne State University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.15 x 17.78  x 2.03
Weight (kg): 0.68