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Goddesses and the Divine FeminineA Western Religious History

Goddesses and the Divine Feminine: A Western Religious History

Rosemary Ruether

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520231467
eISBN:
9780520940413
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231467.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This book presents the most illuminating portrait we have to date of goddesses and sacred female imagery in Western culture—from prehistory to contemporary goddess movements. It looks at the ... More

Halakhah in the MakingThe Development of Jewish Law from Qumran to the Rabbis

Halakhah in the Making: The Development of Jewish Law from Qumran to the Rabbis

Aharon Shemesh

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520259102
eISBN:
9780520945036
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520259102.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This book offers a comprehensive study of the legal material found in the Dead Sea Scrolls and its significance in the greater history of Jewish religious law (Halakhah). The study revives an issue ... More

Hannah Arendt in Jerusalem

Hannah Arendt in Jerusalem

Steven Aschheim (ed.)

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520220560
eISBN:
9780520923669
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520220560.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

For many years Hannah Arendt (1906–1975) has been the object of intense debate. After her bitter critiques of Zionism, which seemed to nullify her early involvement with that movement, and her ... More

Hidden HeritageThe Legacy of the Crypto-Jews

Hidden Heritage: The Legacy of the Crypto-Jews

Janet Liebman Jacobs

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520233461
eISBN:
9780520936614
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233461.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The beginnings of Sephardic crypto-Judaism are found in fourteenth-century Spain when, as a result of social and political changes, attacks against the centuries-old Spanish-Jewish community became ... More

The Image of the Jews in Greek LiteratureThe Hellenistic Period

The Image of the Jews in Greek Literature: The Hellenistic Period

Bezalel Bar-Kochva

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520253360
eISBN:
9780520943636
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520253360.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This contribution to ongoing debates about perceptions of the Jews in antiquity examines the attitudes of Greek writers of the Hellenistic period toward the Jewish people. Among the leading Greek ... More

Imagining KarmaEthical Transformation in Amerindian, Buddhist, and Greek Rebirth

Imagining Karma: Ethical Transformation in Amerindian, Buddhist, and Greek Rebirth

Gananath Obeyesekere

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520232204
eISBN:
9780520936300
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520232204.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book embarks on a comparison of rebirth concepts across a wide range of cultures. Exploring in rich detail the beliefs of small-scale societies of West Africa, Melanesia, traditional Siberia, ... More

In the Course of a LifetimeTracing Religious Belief, Practice, and Change

In the Course of a Lifetime: Tracing Religious Belief, Practice, and Change

Michele Dillon and Paul Wink

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520249004
eISBN:
9780520940031
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520249004.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This book provides an unprecedented portrait of the dynamic role religion plays in the everyday experiences of Americans over the course of their lives. The book draws from a unique sixty-year-long ... More

Incorruptible BodiesChristology, Society, and Authority in Late Antiquity

Incorruptible Bodies: Christology, Society, and Authority in Late Antiquity

Yonatan Moss

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520289994
eISBN:
9780520964341
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520289994.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

In the early sixth-century eastern Roman Empire, Severus of Antioch and Julian of Halicarnassus, leaders of the anti-Chalcedonian movement, debated the nature of Jesus's body: Was it corruptible ... More

Islam and ChristianityTheological Themes in Comparative Perspective

Islam and Christianity: Theological Themes in Comparative Perspective

John Renard

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520255081
eISBN:
9780520948334
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520255081.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

In light of the widespread public perception of incompatibility between Islam and Christianity, this book provides a much-needed straightforward comparison of these two great faith traditions from a ... More

The Life of Hinduism

The Life of Hinduism

John Stratton Hawley and Vasudha Narayanan (eds)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520249134
eISBN:
9780520940079
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520249134.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This book presents Hinduism as a vibrant, truly “lived” religion. Celebrating the diversity for which Hinduism is known, it begins its journey in the “new India” of Bangalore, India's Silicon Valley, ... More

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