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Gordis, Robert 1908-

Overview
Works: 160 works in 490 publications in 5 languages and 12,363 library holdings
Genres: Commentaries  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Paraphrases 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Translator, Honoree, Other, Commentator, Speaker
Classifications: BS1415.2, 223.106
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The book of God and man; a study of Job by Robert Gordis( Book )

23 editions published between 1965 and 1978 in English and held by 1,175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poets, prophets, and sages; essays in Biblical interpretation by Robert Gordis( Book )

14 editions published between 1971 and 2000 in English and held by 689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Koheleth, the man and his world; a study of Ecclesiastes by Robert Gordis( Book )

22 editions published between 1968 and 1988 in 3 languages and held by 637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Biblical book of Koheleth (Ecclesiastes), which originated in the last centuries before the Christian era, is a basically heterodox if not an altogether heretical work. Above all, it is a profoundly human book. The unknown author has lost the faith of the Prophets in the victory of justice in the world and the belief that man can attain an understanding of the meaning of life. God does indeed exist, but his relation to the world and man is open to question. The gentle skeptic, sure only of his innate desire for happiness, calls upon man to accept the enjoyment that this transitory life affords. Ecclesiastes receives a thoroughgoing literary, philosophical and stylistic analysis, against the background of both Hebrew and Near Eastern Wisdom literature and in relation to Egyptian and Greek thought. The vocabulary and phraseology of the highly personal, whimsical, unconventional work leads the author to an appreciation of the character of the sophisticated anonymous writer: It is the style that is fundamental to the charm and perennial appeal of Koheleth. The scholarly reader will find, in addition, a new translation of, and a detailed commentary on, the work
The book of Job : commentary, new translation, and special studies by Robert Gordis( Book )

11 editions published in 1978 in English and Hebrew and held by 626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The root and the branch, Judaism and the free society by Robert Gordis( Book )

14 editions published between 1962 and 1970 in English and German and held by 625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Song of songs and Lamentations : a study, modern translation and commentary by Robert Gordis( Book )

9 editions published in 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Koheleth, the man and his world by Robert Gordis( Book )

27 editions published between 1951 and 2012 in English and Hebrew and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Love & sex : a modern Jewish perspective by Robert Gordis( Book )

13 editions published between 1978 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dynamics of Judaism : a study in Jewish law by Robert Gordis( Book )

8 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Judaism in a Christian world by Robert Gordis( Book )

6 editions published in 1966 in English and Undetermined and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Understanding Conservative Judaism by Robert Gordis( Book )

7 editions published between 1937 and 1978 in 3 languages and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Biblical text in the making : a study of the kethib-qere by Robert Gordis( Book )

19 editions published between 1937 and 1972 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Song of songs : a study, modern translation, and commentary by Robert Gordis( Book )

18 editions published between 1953 and 1975 in English and Chinese and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The extraordinary and long-lived appeal of The Song of Songs lies in its unmatched lyrical beauty and in its supreme evocation of the moods of sexual love. Perhaps the most famous and popular book of the Bible, it is usually - and yet mistakenly - thought of as a single long narrative poem. Scholars have proposed many theories of the book's structure, but none is more natural than the view that it is a small anthology of quite distinct and varied lyric poems, composed over several centuries of Hebrew history." "The poems are set in context by the late Rabbi Dr David Goldstein's revealing introduction, and enhanced with a useful set of notes."--Jacket
Faith and reason; essays in Judaism by Robert Gordis( Book )

4 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Religion and the schools by Fund for the Republic( Book )

9 editions published between 1950 and 1971 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Judaic ethics for a lawless world by Robert Gordis( Book )

4 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Judaism for the modern age by Robert Gordis( Book )

5 editions published in 1955 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The word and the book : studies in Biblical language and literature by Robert Gordis( Book )

7 editions published in 1976 in English and Hebrew and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A faith for moderns by Robert Gordis( Book )

7 editions published between 1960 and 1971 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Religion and international responsibility by Robert Gordis( Book )

9 editions published between 1959 and 1969 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Understanding Conservative Judaism
Alternative Names
Gordis, Robert 1908-

Robert Gordis Amerikaans rabbijn

גורדיס, ראובן

גורדיס, ראובן 1908־

גורדיס, ראובן b.־1908

גורדיס, ראובן בן חיים

גורדיס, ראובן (רוברט)

גורדיס, רוברט

ゴルディス, ロバート

ロバート・ゴーディス

Languages
English (235)

Hebrew (4)

Chinese (3)

Spanish (2)

German (1)

Covers
Understanding Conservative Judaism