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Biale, David 1949-

Overview
Works: 63 works in 267 publications in 6 languages and 12,696 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Documentary films  Educational films  Internet videos  Historical films  Nonfiction films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor, Publishing director, Commentator for written text, Contributor, Other, win
Classifications: DS102.95, 909.04924
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by David Biale
Cultures of the Jews : a new history by David Biale( Book )

23 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and French and held by 1,130 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 )

20 editions published between 1979 and 1984 in 4 languages and held by 811 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

18 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 669 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 )

15 editions published between 1992 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

16 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and French and held by 427 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 )

24 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Not in the Heavens demonstrates how these many Jewish paths to secularism were dependent, in complex and paradoxical ways, on the very religious traditions they were rejecting, and examines the legacy and meaning of Jewish secularism today. --Book Jacket
Blacks and Jews( Visual )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and held by 401 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
Thinking impossibilities : the intellectual legacy of Amos Funkenstein( Book )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richly interdisciplinary and full of fresh insights, <em>Thinking Impossibilities</em> is a fitting tribute to an important twentieth-century scholar
From intercourse to discourse : control of sexuality in rabbinic literature by David Biale( Book )

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

Judaism( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 47 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
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 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Oxford bibliographies( )

in English and held by 29 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 Norton anthology of world religions( Book )

5 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 25 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 )

14 editions published between 1977 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diversities of diaspora( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Modern encounters( Book )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Mediterranean origins( Book )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library 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
 
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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

Languages
English (156)

French (19)

German (7)

Japanese (3)

Hebrew (1)

Spanish (1)

Covers
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 FunkensteinDiversities of diaspora