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Hoffman, Lawrence A. 1942-

Overview
Works: 156 works in 404 publications in 1 language and 12,427 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  Conference papers and proceedings  Guidebooks  Bibliography  Bibliographies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: BM660, 296
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Lawrence A Hoffman
 
Most widely held works by Lawrence A Hoffman
Beyond the text : a holistic approach to liturgy by Lawrence A Hoffman( )

13 editions published between 1987 and 1995 in English and held by 1,778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This unique and groundbreaking study moves 'beyond the texts' of prayers to carefully study the worshiping community from an anthropological perspective. Hoffman's innovative approach opens up the world of prayer to the academy and the community at large. With the publication of this book, the study of liturgy will never again be the same
Sacred strategies : transforming synagogues from functional to visionary by Isa Aron( )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 856 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells how eight American synagogues became visionary congregations -- 'entrepreneurial, experimental, and committed to engaging members' -- and serves as a primer for other congregations seeking to join them
What you will see inside a synagogue by Lawrence A Hoffman( Book )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Names and explains the various objects found in a synagogue, how they are used in the service and other events, the rabbi and lay people who use them, and the meaning behind them
What is a Jew? by Morris Norman Kertzer( Book )

6 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in English and held by 583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the basic tenets of Judaism; religious law and ritual; modern Israel; Jews and Christians; the social and community concerns of Jews; and Jewish customs, traditions, feasts, and fasts
The Making of Jewish and Christian worship( Book )

9 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Representing an introduction to the study of prayer, this volume of essays traces both Christian and Jewish prayer traditions up to the turn of the 20th century. -- Amazon.com
Sacred sound and social change : liturgical music in Jewish and Christian experience by Lawrence A Hoffman( Book )

10 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teachers, students, composers, performers, and other practitioners of sacred sound will appreciate this volume because, unlike any book currently available on sacred music, it treats the history, development, current practices, composition, and critical views of the liturgical music of both the Jewish and Christian traditions. Contributors trace Jewish music from its place in Hebrew Scriptures through the nineteenth-century Reform movement. Similar accounts of Christian music describe its growth up to the Protestant Reformation, as well as post-Reformation developments. Other essays explore liturgical music in contemporary North America by analyzing it against the backdrop of the continuous social change that characterizes our era. In addition to thought-provoking essays, this volume boasts a unique feature: four composers, each representing a different religious perspective, were commissioned to write a musical setting for Psalm 136. Their compositions are presented here, along with their commentaries, which explain the musical decisions they made and how these decisions reflect contemporary compositional, liturgical, and social challenges
Conservation of natural resources by Guy-Harold Smith( Book )

1 edition published in 1965 in English and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covers land utilization, forest resources, water supply, mineral resources, wildlife, recreation etc
The land of Israel : Jewish perspectives( Book )

6 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The canonization of the synagogue service by Lawrence A Hoffman( Book )

12 editions published between 1979 and 1986 in English and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Passover and Easter : origin and history to modern times by Paul F Bradshaw( Book )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in English and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Passover and Easter constitute for Jews and Christians respectively the most important festivals of the year. Although sharing a common root, the feasts have developed in quite distinct ways in the two traditions, in part independently of one another and in part in reaction against the other. A group of distinguished Jewish and Christian scholars explores the history of the two celebrations, paying particular attention to similarities and connections between them as well as to differences and contrasts. They not only present a convenient summary of current historical thought but also open up new perspectives on the evolution of these annual observances." "Passover and Easter: Origin and History to Modern Times, focuses especially on the origins and early development of the feasts and on the ways that established practices have changed in recent years."--BOOK JACKET
Covenant of blood : circumcision and gender in rabbinic Judaism by Lawrence A Hoffman( Book )

8 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The art of public prayer : not for clergy only by Lawrence A Hoffman( Book )

10 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Changing face of Jewish and Christian worship in North America( Book )

5 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Passover and Easter : the symbolic structuring of sacred seasons( Book )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Passover and Easter constitute for Jews and Christians respectively the most important festivals of the year. A group of distinguished Jewish and Christian scholars explores the history of the two celebrations, paying particular attention to similarities and connections between them as well as to differences and contrasts. They not only present a convenient summary of current historical thought but also open up new perspectives on the evolution of these annual observances." "Passover and Easter: The Symbolic Structuring of Sacred Seasons, focuses on the contexts in which they occur - the periods of preparation for the feasts in the respective calendars and their connection to Shavuot/Pentecost - as well as to their traditional expression in art and music. At the same time, the essays raise some fundamental questions about the future. Have modern human beings so lost the sense of sacred time in their lives, for instance, that these great feasts can never again be what they once were for former generations of believers? And what about recent attempts by some Christians to enter into their heritage by celebrating a Jewish Seder as part of their annual Holy Week and Easter services?"--BOOK JACKET
Israel--a spiritual travel guide : a companion for the modern Jewish pilgrim by Lawrence A Hoffman( Book )

8 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a travel guide to Israel that will help you to prepare spiritually for your visit
One hundred great Jewish books : three millennia of Jewish conversation by Lawrence A Hoffman( Book )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over many centuries, Judaism has consistently demonstrated a particular fondness for books and literacy, and this guide allows readers to listen in on the Jewish conversation across many centuries—from the Hebrew Bible and the rabbinic masterpieces to the pressing subjects of the early 21st century. It introduces great works of biography, spirituality, theology, poetry, fiction, history, and political theory. With a special focus on modern American Jewish life and the two core events of contemporary Jewish history—the Holocaust and the founding of the State of Israel—this overview guides readers to books espousing virtually all types of historic and modern Judaic expression. Each of the chronologically arranged entries examines one title within its historical context, provides information about the author, and gives a clear and focused summary of its content
Life cycles in Jewish and Christian worship( Book )

6 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Their life-cycle liturgies. The essays presented here emphasize the wholeness of a life as illustrated by the religious metaphors inherent in life-cycle rites. The contributors examine the history and shape of each life-cycle rite - including the rituals and practices associated with birth, adolescence, marriage, sickness, and death - and analyze the theological message that each rite represents
Economic geography by Lawrence A Hoffman( Book )

7 editions published between 1965 and 1980 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The way into Jewish prayer by Lawrence A Hoffman( Book )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book offers an understanding of the what, where, why, and how of Jewish prayer
My people's prayer book : traditional prayers, modern commentaries by Lawrence A Hoffman( Book )

22 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features the authentic Hebrew text with a new translation designed to let people know what prayers to say. introductions tell the reader what to look for in the the prayer service, how to use the commentaries, how to search for and find meaning in the prayer book
 
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Sacred strategies : transforming synagogues from functional to visionary
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Sacred strategies : transforming synagogues from functional to visionaryWhat you will see inside a synagogueWhat is a Jew?The Making of Jewish and Christian worshipPassover and Easter : origin and history to modern timesCovenant of blood : circumcision and gender in rabbinic JudaismThe art of public prayer : not for clergy onlyPassover and Easter : the symbolic structuring of sacred seasons
Alternative Names
Hoffman, Larry 1942-

Hoffman, Lawrence

Hoffman, Lawrence A.

Hoffmann, Lawrence A. 1942-

Lawrence A. Hoffman American rabbi

Languages
English (167)