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The Study of Judaism free pdf The relationship between Jewish studies and religious studies is a long and complicated one, full of tensions and possibilities. Whereas the majority of scholars working within Jewish studies contend that the discipline is in a very healthy state, many who work in theory and method in religious studies disagree. For them, Jewish studies represents all that is wrong with the modern academic study of religion: too introspective, too ethnic, too navel-gazing, and too willing to reify or essentialize data that it constructs in its own image. In this book, Aaron W. Hughes explores the unique situation of Jewish studies and how it intersects with religious studies, noting particular areas of concern for those interested in the field s intellectual health and future flourishing. Hughes provides a detailed study of origins, principles, and assumptions, documenting the rise of Jewish studies in Germany and its migration to Israel and the United States. Current issues facing the academic study of Judaism are discussed, including the role of private foundations that seek inroads into the academy."

About Philip S Bernstein Chair of Jewish Studies Aaron W Hughes

Aaron W. Hughes is Philip S. Bernstein Chair of Jewish Studies at the University of Rochester. He is the author of several books, including "Theorizing Islam: Disciplinary Deconstruction and Reconstruction" and "Muslim Identities: An Introduction to Islam."

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Author : Philip S Bernstein Chair of Jewish Studies Aaron W Hughes
Publisher : State University of New York Press
Data Published : 14 May 2014
ISBN : 1461943175
EAN : 9781461943174
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 174 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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