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Biale, David 1949-

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Insider/outsider : American Jews and multiculturalism( )

11 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 2,441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eros and the Jews : from Biblical Israel to contemporary America by David Biale( )

17 editions published between 1992 and 1997 in English and held by 1,916 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blood and belief : the circulation of a symbol between Jews and Christians by David Biale( )

16 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,803 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In both Judaism and Christianity, blood holds extraordinary symbolic power - as the blood or sacrifice, of Jesus, of the Jewish martyrs, of menstruation, and more. Yet though they share the same literary, cultural, and spiritual origins, on the question of blood the two religions have followed quite different trajectories. For instance, whereas Judaism rejects the eating or drinking of blood, Christianity mandates its symbolic consumption as a central sacrament. How did these two traditions, both originating in the Hebrew Bible's cult of blood sacrifices, veer off in such different directions? With his characteristic wit and erudition, David Biale traces the changing and often clashing roles of blood as both symbol and substance through the entire sweep of Jewish and Christian history, from biblical times to the present."--Jacket
Not in the heavens : the tradition of Jewish secular thought by David Biale( )

27 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,793 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Not in the Heavens traces the rise of Jewish secularism through the visionary writers and thinkers who led its development. Spanning the rich history of Judaism from the Bible to today, David Biale shows how the secular tradition these visionaries created is a uniquely Jewish one, and how the emergence of Jewish secularism was not merely a response to modernity but arose from forces long at play within Judaism itself
Thinking impossibilities : the intellectual legacy of Amos Funkenstein( )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in English and held by 1,419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intellectuals rarely make a significant impact on one field of scholarship let alone several, yet Amos Funkenstein (1937-1995) displayed an intellectual range that encompassed several disciplines and broke new ground across seemingly impenetrable scholarly boundaries. The philosophy of history from antiquity to modernity, medieval and early modern history of science, medieval scholasticism, Jewish history in all of its periods - these are all areas in which he made lasting contributions. Thinking Impossibilities brings together Funkenstein's colleagues, friends, and former students to engage with important aspects of his intellectual legacy. Funkenstein's diverse interests were bound together by common figures of thought, especially the search for pre-modern intellectual groundings of modern ideas and how the seeming 'impossibilities' of one historical moment might become positive resources of conceptual construction and development in another. The essays in this volume take up major themes in European intellectual history, and examine them through the unique lens that Funkenstein himself employed during his career. Of particular interest are ways in which topics of Jewish history are engaged with the larger field of the history of ideas in the West. Richly interdisciplinary and full of fresh insights, Thinking Impossibilities is a fitting tribute to an important twentieth-century scholar
Cultures of the Jews : a new history by David Biale( Book )

35 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and French and held by 1,287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of essays by twenty-three international scholars sheds new light on the history of the Jews from biblical times to the modern day and explores the fundamental question of Jewish culture and identity at each period in history, in three chronological sections--Mediterranean Origins, Diversities of Diaspora, and Modern Encounters
Gershom Scholem : Kabbalah and counter-history by David Biale( Book )

21 editions published between 1979 and 1984 in 4 languages and held by 813 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enlightenment and secularism : essays on the mobilization of reason by Christopher Nadon( )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 718 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enlightenment and Secularism is a collection of twenty eight essays that seek to understand the connection between the European Enlightenment and the emergence of secular societies, as well as the character or nature of those societies
Power & powerlessness in Jewish history by David Biale( Book )

18 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 695 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Argues against the accepted view of historians that the Jewish past in the Diaspora was characterized by political powerlessness. In fact, the Jews enjoyed considerable self-rule during the Middle Ages. Both Christianity and Islam held that the Jews' refusal to convert incurred degradation and deprivation, but their protection was assured. Attacks on the Jews were usually carried out by rebels against the established power. From the 13th century on, the Jews' status declined due to new theological attitudes and the rise of the centralized, absolutist state. The Jewish Enlightenment created the myth of the Jew who was powerless in the Middle Ages, reinforced by Zionist attacks on Diaspora passivity and by the Holocaust. Recently, rising anti-Zionism has led to a change in the Jews' view of Israel as representing a radical break with the powerless past; a tendency to identify with Holocaust victims indicates belief in an eternal fate of persecution
Hasidism : a new history by David Biale( Book )

14 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the first comprehensive history of the pietistic movement that shaped modern Judaism. The book's unique blend of intellectual, religious, and social history offers perspectives on the movement's leaders as well as its followers, and demonstrates that, far from being a throwback to the Middle Ages, Hasidism is a product of modernity that forged its identity as a radical alternative to the secular world. Hasidism originated in southeastern Poland, in mystical circles centered on the figure of Israel Baal Shem Tov, but it was only after his death in 1760 that a movement began to spread. Challenging the notion that Hasidism ceased to be a creative movement after the eighteenth century, this book argues that its first golden age was in the nineteenth century, when it conquered new territory, won a mass following, and became a mainstay of Jewish Orthodoxy. World War I, the Russian Revolution, and the Holocaust decimated eastern European Hasidism. But following World War II, the movement enjoyed a second golden age, growing exponentially. Today, it is witnessing a remarkable renaissance in Israel, the United States, and other countries around the world. Written by an international team of scholars, Hasidism is a must-read for anyone seeking to understand this vibrant and influential modern Jewish movement
Blacks and Jews( Visual )

6 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Early in the 20th century black and Jewish Americans joined forces against bigotry and for civil rights but in the late 1960's each group turned inward and the coalition fell apart. This film examines the history of this collaboration and recent racial conflicts between Afro-Americans and Jews and attempts at understanding and reconciliation, with particular emphasis on events in New York City and Oakland, California
Gershom Scholem : master of the Kabbalah by David Biale( Book )

5 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new biography of the seminal twentieth-century historian and thinker who pioneered the study of Jewish mysticism and profoundly influenced the Zionist movement. Gershom Scholem (1897-1982) was perhaps the foremost Jewish intellectual of the twentieth century. Pioneering the study of Jewish mysticism as a legitimate academic discipline, he overturned the rationalist bias of his predecessors and revealed an extraordinary world of myth and messianism. In his youth, he rebelled against the assimilationist culture of his parents and embraced Zionism as the vehicle for the renewal of Judaism in a secular age. He moved to Palestine in 1923 and took part in the creation of the Hebrew University, where he was a towering figure for nearly seventy years. David Biale traces Scholem's tumultuous life of political activism and cultural criticism, including his falling-out with Hannah Arendt over the Eichmann trial. Mining a rich trove of diaries, letters, and other writings, Biale shows that his subject's inner life illuminates his most important writings. Scholem emerges as a passionately engaged man of his times-a period that encompassed the extremely significant events of the two world wars, the rise of Nazism, and the Holocaust
Judaism by David Biale( Book )

4 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unprecedented in scope and approach, The Norton Anthology of World Religions: Judaism is the most comprehensive gathering of primary texts available. Organized chronologically, with thematic groupings within sections, the anthology brings together over 300 texts from pre-Israelite Mesopotamia to post-Holocaust Israel and America. The volume features Jack Miles?s illuminating General Introduction--“How the West Learned to Compare Religions”--as well as David Biale?s “Israel among the Nations,” a lively primer on Jewish history and the core teachings of Judaism. The sections are supported by the meticulously prepared apparatus--introductions, annotations, pronouncing glossaries, bibliographies, maps, etc
From intercourse to discourse : control of sexuality in rabbinic literature by David Biale( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Judah L. Magnes, pioneer & prophet on two continents : a pictorial biography by David Biale( Book )

3 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oxford bibliographies( )

in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers peer-reviewed annotated bibliographies on Jewish studies. Bibliographies are browseable by subject area and keyword searchable. Contains a "My OBO" function that allows users to create personalized bibliographies of individual citations from different bibliographies
Eros juif : essai by David Biale( Book )

9 editions published in 1997 in French and German and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De la Bible à Philip Roth, en passant par le Talmud et la kabbale, par les écrits rabbiniques ou sionistes, l'auteur offre un parcours érudit et fascinant traitant de la sexualité à travers la culture juive
The Norton anthology of world religions( Book )

6 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This anthology, edited by world-renowned scholars under the direction of Pulitzer Prize winner Jack Miles, offers a portable library of primary texts from the world's major religions. Volume 2 covers Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. The anthology brings together foundational works--the Bible, the Quʹran--with the writings of scholars, seekers, believers, and skeptics whose voices over centuries have kept these religions vital
The demonic in history : Gershom Scholem and the revision of Jewish historiography by David Biale( Book )

15 editions published between 1977 and 1981 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gershom Scholem cabale et contre-histoire ; suivi de les "dix propositions anhistoriques sur la cabale" de Gershom Scholem : texte et commentaire by David Biale( Book )

5 editions published in 2001 in French and English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'oeuvre de Gershom G. Scholem (1897-1982) a éclairé d'un jour nouveau les études sur le judaïsme et la mystique juive. Mais si sa réputation de grand professeur et spécialiste de la cabale n'est plus à faire, l'ouvrage que David Biale lui consacre insiste sur une autre dimension de son oeuvre érudite. Depuis les engagements sionistes des premières années jusqu'à une conception très particulière d'un judaïsme "anarcho-mystique", Biale retrace les étapes d'un itinéraire de Berlin à Jérusalem, qui permet de mieux comprendre cette oeuvre aux implications multiples. "Publier les oeuvres maîtresses de l'ancienne littérature cabalistique est la meilleure garantie de son secret", écrivait Scholem en 1958, et c'est le grand mérite de David Biale d'avoir montré que c'est précisément sur cette "dialectique du secret " que repose le très grand " art d'écrire" de Scholem, qui lui vaut de figurer non seulement parmi les grands savants du judaïsme, mais également parmi ses plus grands penseurs
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Insider/outsider : American Jews and multiculturalism
Eros and the Jews : from Biblical Israel to contemporary AmericaBlood and belief : the circulation of a symbol between Jews and ChristiansNot in the heavens : the tradition of Jewish secular thoughtThinking impossibilities : the intellectual legacy of Amos FunkensteinCultures of the Jews : a new historyGershom Scholem : Kabbalah and counter-historyPower & powerlessness in Jewish history
Alternative Names
Biʼal, Daṿid 1949-

Biale, David

Biale, David Joseph

Biale, David Joseph 1949-

David Biale 1949-

Биль, Давид 1949-

‏ביאל, דוד.

ביאל, דוד 1949-

ビアール, デイヴィッド

English (193)

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German (8)

Japanese (3)

Hebrew (1)

Spanish (1)