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Edited by Guy Stroumsa, Hebrew University of Jerusalem and David Shulman, Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Edited, with an introduction, by Guy G. Stroumsa
The long and rich correspondence between the two leading historians of religions Gershom Scholem (1897-1982) and Morton Smith (1915-1991) provides important insights on their world and approach. In particular, it sheds new light upon Smith's discovery of Clement of Alexandria's letter on the ...
A study of the religious thought and practice of Muslims of all social echelons in Syria during the crusades and the anti-Frankish jihad, this book offers an intimate and complex analysis of the texture of medieval Islamic piety.
Edited by Wilferd Madelung and Sabine Schmidtke
The Mu‘tazila was a rationalist school of Islamic theology and one of the important streams of Islamic thought. Its beginnings were in the eighth century and its “classic” period of development was from the latter part of the ninth century until the middle of the eleventh. During these four ...
Edited by Johann P. Arnason, S. N. Eisenstadt, and Björn Wittrock
A collection of essays by social theorists, historical sociologists and area specialists in classical, biblical and Asian studies. The contributions deal with cultural transformations in major civilizational centres during the “Axial Age”, the middle centuries of the last millennium BCE, and ...
Edited by Brouria Bitton-Ashkelony and Aryeh Kofsky
This valuable collection of thirteen studies provides an overview of recent research on central issues concerning the history of late antique Gaza. Several essays address various aspects of the continuity of pagan culture in Christian Gaza, festivals, spectacles, and the classical legacy of the ...
Edited by Margalit Finkelberg and Guy G. Stroumsa
An international team of experts discusses the processes of canon-formation in the ancient world, addressing such issues as canon and the articulation of identity; the hermeneutical attitude toward canonical texts; textual fixity and openness; oral and written canons; methods of transmission, ...
This book presents a detailed argument to support the view that religion as a cultural practice cannot be properly explained without knowledge of the evolved cognitive mechanisms by which humans process information. This publication has also been published in paperback, please click here for ...
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