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- DescriptionThe end of animal sacrifice gave rise to new forms of worship, with a concern for personal salvation, scriptural study, rituals like fasting, and the rise of religious communities and monasticism. This book points to the role of Judaism, particularly its inventions of new religious life following the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 CE.
- Author BiographyGuy G. Stroumsa is professor of the study of Abrahamic religions at the University of Oxford and a fellow of Lady Margaret Hall, as well as the Martin Buber Professor Emeritus of Comparative Religion at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is a member of the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities and the author of ten books. Susan Emanuel has translated more than twenty books from French, most recently Riva Kastoryano's Multiculturalism in Europe, Aviad Klemberg's The Seven Deadly Sins, and Maurice Lever's Beaumarchais.
- Author(s)Guy G. Stroumsa
- PublisherThe University of Chicago Press
- Date of Publication20/11/2012
- GenreReligion: Comparative, General & Reference
- Place of PublicationChicago, IL
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of Chicago Press
- Width140 mm
- Height216 mm
- Translated bySusan Emanuel
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