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Biale, David 1949-

Overview
Works: 51 works in 174 publications in 5 languages and 10,031 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Documentary films  Historical films  Nonfiction films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference proceedings  Exhibition catalogs  Sources  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Commentator for written text
Classifications: BM755.S295, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by David Biale
Gershom Scholem : Kabbalah and counter-history by David Biale( Book )

15 editions published between 1979 and 1982 in English and Spanish and held by 808 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

15 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in English and French and held by 668 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 )

7 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

10 editions published between 1992 and 1997 in English and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

15 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blood contains extraordinary symbolic power in both Judaism and Christianity - as the blood of sacrifice, of Jesus, of the Jewish martyrs, of menstruation, and more. This work traces changing, and often clashing roles of blood as both symbol and substance through the Jewish and Christian history since Biblical times
Blacks & Jews( Visual )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and held by 365 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
Not in the heavens : the tradition of Jewish secular thought by David Biale( Book )

11 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biale explores how ancient Hebrew books like Job, Song of Songs, and Esther downplay or even exclude God altogether, and how Spinoza, inspired by medieval Jewish philosophy, recast the biblical God in the role of nature and stripped the Torah of its revelatory status to instead read scripture as a historical and cultural text. Biale examines the influential Jewish thinkers who followed in Spinoza's secularizing footsteps, such as Salomon Maimon, Heinrich Heine, Sigmund Freud, and Albert Einstein. He tells the stories of those who also took their cues from medieval Jewish mysticism in their revolts against tradition, including Hayim Nahman Bialik, Gershom Scholem, and Franz Kafka. And he looks at Zionists like David Ben-Gurion and other secular political thinkers who recast Israel and the Bible in modern terms of race, nationalism, and the state
Thinking impossibilities : the intellectual legacy of Amos Funkenstein( Book )

7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From intercourse to discourse : control of sexuality in rabbinic literature by David Biale( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 85 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

Eros juif : essai by David Biale( Book )

9 editions published in 1997 in French and German and held by 30 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
Lo ba-shamayim : masoret ha-maḥshavah ha-Yehudit ha-ḥilonit by David Biale( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in Hebrew and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The demonic in history Gershom Scholem and the revision of Jewish historiography by David Biale( Book )

14 editions published between 1977 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Norton anthology of world religions( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 23 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
Oxford bibliographies( )

in English and held by 21 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
Gershom Scholem : cabale et contre-histoire by David Biale( Book )

5 editions published in 2001 in French and English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Norton anthology of world religions( Book )

3 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 18 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
Le sang et la foi : circulation d'un symbole entre juifs et chrétiens by David Biale( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in French and held by 16 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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Insider/outsider : American Jews and multiculturalism
Alternative Names
Biʼal, Daṿid 1949-

Biale, David

Biale, David Joseph

Биль, Давид 1949-

‏ביאל, דוד.

ביאל, דוד 1949-

ビアール, デイヴィッド

Languages
English (108)

French (15)

German (2)

Hebrew (1)

Spanish (1)

Covers
Power & 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