Download Moses Mendelssohn: Writings on Judaism, Christianity, and by Michah Gottlieb PDF

By Michah Gottlieb

German Jewish thinker Moses Mendelssohn (1729–1786) is healthier recognized within the English-speaking international for his Jerusalem (1783), the 1st try to current Judaism as a faith appropriate with the information of the Enlightenment. whereas incorporating a lot of Jerusalem, Michah Gottlieb’s quantity seeks to extend wisdom of Mendelssohn’s concept via proposing translations of a lot of his different seminal writings from the German or Hebrew originals. those writings comprise essays, commentaries, unpublished reflections, and private letters.

Part One comprises choices from the 3 significant controversies of Mendelssohn’s lifestyles, all of which concerned polemical encounters with Christian thinkers. half provides decisions from Mendelssohn’s writings at the Bible. half 3 bargains texts that remove darkness from Mendelssohn’s strategies on a various variety of non secular themes, together with God’s lifestyles, the immortality of the soul, and miracles. Designed for sophistication adoption, the amount comprises annotations and an advent via the editor.

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Download A Road to Nowhere?: Jewish Experiences in Unifying Europe by Olaf Glockner , Anja Kreienbrink Julius H. Schoeps PDF

By Olaf Glockner , Anja Kreienbrink Julius H. Schoeps

Europe is in the course of a quick political and monetary unification. What does this suggest for the Jewish minority - numbering lower than 2 million humans and nonetheless being affected by the aftermath of the Shoah? Will the Jewish groups perform Europe's daring enterprise with no risking overall assimilation? Are they bright sufficient to shape a brand new Jewish middle along Israel and the yankee Jewish neighborhood, or are they hopelessly divided and on a "Road to Nowhere"? diversified views are expected, in relation to demographical, cultural and sociological elements. This quantity presents interesting, thorough and arguable solutions by way of well known students from Europe, Israel, North- and Latin the USA - lots of them additionally devoted to neighborhood Jewish group development. This booklet can also be to be had in paperback.

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Download The Problem of Markan Genre: The Gospel of Mark and the by Michael E. Vines PDF

By Michael E. Vines

This research wrestles with the matter of the literary style of Mark's gospel. Drawing on Bakhtin's thought of style and his exam of Greco-Roman literary genres, the writer compares the latter with the Gospel of Mark. even if the Gospel of Mark is in a few respects just like Greco-Roman novelistic genres, the writer continues that it compares extra favourably with Jewish novelistic literature of the Hellenistic interval, and that Mark writes inside of this narrative culture. In either the Gospel of Mark and the Jewish novel, salvation is comprehensive via divinely appointed brokers. In telling the tale of Jesus the messiah, Mark adapts a story culture that previously served to subvert international oppressors, and makes use of it opposed to the Jewish leaders who oppose Jesus.

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Download Prague Palimpsest: Writing, Memory, and the City by Alfred Thomas PDF

By Alfred Thomas

A urban of tremendous literary mystique, Prague has encouraged writers around the centuries with its good looks, cosmopolitanism, and tragic heritage. Envisioning the traditional urban in valuable Europe as a multilayered textual content, or palimpsest, that has been consistently revised and rewritten—from the medieval and Renaissance chroniclers who legitimized the city’s foundational origins to the modernists of the early 20th century who tested its recognition because the new capital of the avant-garde—Alfred Thomas argues that Prague has develop into a paradoxical website of inscription and effacement, of reminiscence and forgetting, a utopian hyperlink to the prewar and pre-Holocaust ecu previous and a dystopia of totalitarian amnesia. contemplating a variety of writers, together with the city’s most famed son, Franz Kafka, Prague Palimpsest reassesses the paintings of poets and novelists comparable to Bohumil Hrabal, Milan Kundera, Gustav Meyrink, Jan Neruda, Vítĕzslav Nezval, and Rainer Maria Rilke and engages with different recognized authors who “wrote” Prague, together with Guillaume Apollinaire, Ingeborg Bachmann, Albert Camus, Paul Celan, and W. G. Sebald. the result's a comparative, interdisciplinary examine that is helping to provide an explanation for why Prague—more than the other significant ecu city—has haunted the cultural and political mind's eye of the West.

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Download The Cambridge History of British Theatre (Volume 2) by Joseph Donohue PDF

By Joseph Donohue

Quantity of The Cambridge heritage of British Theatre starts in 1660 with the recovery of King Charles II to the throne and the reestablishment of the pro theatre, interdicted given that 1642, and follows the far-reaching improvement of the shape over centuries and extra to 1895. Descriptions of the theatres, actors and actresses, appearing businesses, dramatists and dramatic genres over the interval are augmented through bills of the audiences, politics and morality, scenography, provincial theatre, theatrical laws, the long-drawn-out festival of significant and minor theatres, and the last word revocation of the theatrical monopoly of Drury Lane and Covent backyard, starting up a brand new period. Chapters on consultant years, 1776 and 1895, are complemented through chapters on exceptional productions, The Beggar's Opera and The Bells, in addition to by means of reviews of well known theatre, together with song corridor, sexuality at the Victorian degree and different social and cultural contexts.

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Download Josephus: The Jewish War, Books V-VII (Loeb Classical by Josephus PDF

By Josephus

Иосиф Флавий — лат. Josephus Flavius иудейское имя Йосеф, бен (сын) Маттитьяху, (37 г., Иерусалим, — после a hundred г., Рим), иудейский государственный деятель и военачальник, знаменитый историк. Из рода первосвященников. В юности изучал иудейское законодательство, греческую литературу, основательно ознакомился с учениями фарисеев, саддукеев и ессеев, описания которых оставил. Примкнув к религиозно-политическому течению фарисеев, Иосиф принимал активное участие в политической жизни. Был в Риме около sixty four г. в числе делегации просителей из Иудеи.
После начала Иудейской войны (66 г. — seventy three г.) был назначен одним из военачальников в Галилее, но затем после взятия римлянами крепости Йотапаты (иуд. Йодфат) изменил и сдался римлянам. Присутствовал в качестве переводчика при осаде и разрушении Иерусалима, после чего, поселившись в Риме, получил права римского гражданина и был назначен историографом Флавиев, приняв их родовое имя. Оставил четыре сочинения (на греческом языке) «Иудейская война» в 7 книгах (первоначально написана была на арамейском языке), излагающая события от 167 г. до н. э. до seventy three г. н. э. «Иудейские древности» в 20 книгах (от «сотворения мира» до начала Иудейской войны). Сочинения Иосифа Флавия — важный источник для изучения истории не только древневосточных, но и средиземноморских народов. Иосиф Флавий использовал и цитировал многие ценные источники и документы, до нас не дошедшие. Основные тенденции трудов Иосифа Флавия проримское изображение событий Иудейской войны, попытки самооправдания в измене и апологетика иудеев.
Тома содержат древнегреческий текст «Иудейской войны», английский перевод, статьи, карты, планы и указатели.

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Download Jewish Space in Central and Eastern Europe: Day-to-Day by Jurgita iau i nait -Verbickien and Larisa Lempertien, PDF

By Jurgita iau i nait -Verbickien and Larisa Lempertien, Jurgita Siauciunaite-Verbickiene, Larisa Lempertiene

During this quantity we announce fabrics of the foreign convention JEWISH area IN critical AND jap EUROPE: DAY- TO- DAY background which came about in Vilnius, on 10-11 th may possibly, 2006. within the articles of favored students and viewpoint younger researchers the Jewish area is published as various kinds of lifestyles and family members constructing within the wealthy context of urbanism, social lifestyles, rest, fiscal expression, and coexistence with the non-Jewish international. Having passed through numerous variations, the Jewish area has preserved its authenticity and individuality. within the court cases, the Jewish area is analyzed in a large chronological interval from the perspective of literature, heritage, structure, and social relationships. it's worthy starting this quantity for everybody who's drawn to technique of leisure, (sports, relaxation, events in cabaret), dwelling and collaborating in social existence, examining and writing of Jews in cities and shtetls of East Europe in throughout the 19 th and initially of twentieth century.

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