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Biale, David 1949-

Works: 49 works in 206 publications in 6 languages and 12,061 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Documentary films  Historical films  Educational films  Internet videos  Nonfiction films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Commentator for written text, Contributor, Other
Classifications: DS102.95, 909.04924
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by David Biale
Cultures of the Jews : a new history by David Biale( Book )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and French and held by 987 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 )

19 editions published between 1979 and 1984 in 3 languages and held by 815 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Power & powerlessness in Jewish history by David Biale( Book )

19 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 674 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To shed light on the tensions he observed between Jewish perceptions of power versus political realitieswhich "are often the cause of misguided political decisions," like Israel's Lebanese WarBiale analyzes Jewish history from the point of view of politics and power. The author of Gershom Scholem: Kabbalah and Counter-History here challenges the conventions of what he terms the Jewish "mythical past": the anachronistic interpretation that the Diaspora, which occurred between the fall of an independent Jewish commonwealth in A.D. 70 and the rebirth of the State of Israel in 1948, was politically impotent, and, conversely, that the First and Second Temple periods were eras of full Jewish national sovereignty
Insider/outsider : American Jews and multiculturalism( Book )

10 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

14 editions published between 1992 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blacks & Jews( Visual )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and held by 423 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
Blood and belief : the circulation of a symbol between Jews and Christians by David Biale( Book )

17 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 422 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( Book )

21 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 397 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 by Los Angeles University of California( Book )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 146 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
From intercourse to discourse : control of sexuality in rabbinic literature by David Biale( Book )

5 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 90 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 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Judaism( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unprecedented in scope and approach, The Norton Anthology of World Religions: Judaism brings together over 300 texts from pre-Israelite Mesopotamia to post-Holocaust Israel and America
Eros juif : essai by David Biale( Book )

9 editions published in 1997 in French and German and held by 32 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
Oxford bibliographies( )

in English and held by 27 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
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 Undetermined and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Norton anthology of world religions( Book )

3 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The anthology brings together foundational works--the Bible, the Quran--with the writings of scholars, seekers, believers, and skeptics whose voices over centuries have kept these religions vital
Gershom Scholem : cabale et contre-histoire by David Biale( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in French and English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Childhood, marriage and the family in the Eastern European enlightenment by David Biale( Book )

6 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 0 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. The contributors are drawn from a variety of disciplines including History, Sociology, Political Science, and Literature. Most of the essays focus on a single text from the Enlightenment, borrowing or secularizing the format of a sermon on a text, and are designed to be of particular use to those teaching and studying the history of the Enlightenment within a liberal arts curriculum
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Cultures of the Jews : a new history
Alternative Names
Biʼal, Daṿid 1949-

Biale, David

Biale, David Joseph

Biale, David Joseph 1949-

Биль, Давид 1949-

‏ביאל, דוד.

ביאל, דוד 1949-

ビアール, デイヴィッド

English (133)

French (17)

German (7)

Japanese (3)

Hebrew (1)

Spanish (1)

Gershom Scholem : Kabbalah and counter-historyPower & powerlessness in Jewish historyInsider/outsider : American Jews and multiculturalismEros 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 Funkenstein