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Author Sharot, Stephen.

Title Comparative perspectives on Judaisms and Jewish identities / Stephen Sharot
Published Detroit : Wayne State University Press, [2011]
Baltimore, Md. : Project MUSE, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 317 pages)
Contents Religious syncretism and religious distinctiveness -- The Kaifeng Jews : a reconsideration of their acculturation and assimilation in a comparative perspective -- Elite religion and popular religion : the example of saints -- Jewish millenarian-messianic movements : comparisons of Ashkenazim, Sephardim, and Italian Jews -- Millenarianism among conversos (new Christians) and former conversos (returnees to Judaism) -- The sacredness of sin : antinomianism and models of man -- Formulations of ethnicity and religion regarding American Jews in the writings of American sociologists -- Judaism and Jewish ethnicity : changing interrelationships and differentiations in the diaspora and Israel -- Jewish and other national and ethnic identities of Israeli Jews -- Secularization, neotraditionalism, polarization -- Public religion, privatization, and deprivatization in Israel
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-312) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Antinomianism -- History of doctrines.
Ethnic relations.
Jews -- Identity.
Judaism -- Comparative studies.
Judaism -- History.
Judaism -- Relations.
Messianic Judaism.
Genre/Form Comparative studies.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2010013497
ISBN 0814334016 (paperback; alk. paper)
0814337015 (electronic bk.)
9780814334010 (paperback; alk. paper)
9780814337011 (electronic bk.)