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Maccoby, Hyam 1924-

Overview
Works: 52 works in 273 publications in 8 languages and 8,450 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Apologetic writings  Controversial literature  Drama  Documentary-style television programs  Folklore  Made-for-TV movies  Historical television programs  Biographical television programs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Interviewee, Other
Classifications: DS117, 909.04924
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Most widely held works about Hyam Maccoby
 
Most widely held works by Hyam Maccoby
The mythmaker : Paul and the invention of Christianity by Hyam Maccoby( Book )

28 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,023 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author presents new arguments which support the view that Paul, not Jesus, was the founder of Christianity. He argues that Jesus and also his immediate disciples James and Peter were life-long adherents of Pharisaic Judaism. Paul, however, was not, as he claimed, a native-born Jew of Pharisee upbringing, but came in fact from a Gentile background. He maintains that it was Paul alone who created a new religion by his vision of Jesus as a Divine Saviour who died to save humanity. This concept, which went far beyond the messianic claims of Jesus, was an amalgamation of ideas derived from Hellenistic religion, especially from Gnosticism and the mystery cults. Paul played a devious and adventurous political game with Jesus' followers of the so-called Jerusalem Church, who eventually disowned him. The conclusions of this historical and psychological study will come as a shock to many readers, but it is nevertheless a book which cannot be ignored by anyone concerned with the foundations of our culture and society. -- Book jacket
The sacred executioner : human sacrifice and the legacy of guilt by Hyam Maccoby( Book )

16 editions published between 1982 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Judaism on trial : Jewish-Christian disputations in the Middle Ages by Hyam Maccoby( Book )

30 editions published between 1982 and 2006 in English and held by 632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book focuses on the major Jewish-Chrisian disputations of medieval Europe: those of Paris (1240), Barcelona (1263), and Tortosa (1413-14)
Revolution in Judaea : Jesus and the Jewish resistance by Hyam Maccoby( Book )

19 editions published between 1973 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Early rabbinic writings by Hyam Maccoby( Book )

15 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rabbinic texts are often cited in New Testament and Old Testament studies, but hitherto there has been no easy way for a student to grasp the scope and variety of the relevant rabbinic writings. This book introduces the student to the full range of the early rabbinic writings, with a thorough introduction and notes, so that both a bird's eye view of the literature as well as close aquaintance with typical and important texts can be obtained. This will enable the reader to embark on further study with a clearer orientation. The book also aims to correct many mistaken views about rabbinic Judaism arising from outdated conceptions of the relation between Christianity and Judaism
Judas Iscariot and the myth of Jewish evil by Hyam Maccoby( Book )

15 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this speculative study of the early Church, Hyam Maccoby raises the question of whether anti-Semitism has roots in Christian theology. This would not have been a controversial question a few generations ago, yet strangely, no one formally involved in Jewish-Christian dialogue was willing to be quoted, pro or con, for attribution on the subject. This refusal to discuss a legitimate issue that should deeply concern representatives of both religious groups suggests that Maccoby has hit a nerve. And indeed, that is precisely his intention in this closely argued book about the origin, development, and posthumous career of the shadowy Biblical figure called Judas Iscariot. Maccoby begins by asking, who was Judas, and how did he become the preeminent figure of evil in Christian myth? Maccoby shows that Judas was not marked out for any special role in the earliest accounts, rather he emerges in successive versions as the fated betrayer who leads Jesus to his necessary sacrifice. The Judas story, he concludes, is thus a fabrication which has more to do with the internal quarrels of the early Church--above all with the narrative requirements of a sacrificial myth--than with the actions of any supposed historical character. This mythic role of Judas as a "sacred executioner" is central to the understanding of his story and indeed to the subsequent history of the Jews within Christian civilization. For this role was transferred to the whole Jewish people, who have been branded with precisely those vices of envy, greed, and ultimate disloyalty displayed by Judas in the Gospels. Maccoby traces this association through the literature and art of Christian Europe to the present day--but he maintains that symbols of the Christian myth have greater power in the post-theological age than we realize, precisely because our rationalistic prejudice persuades us that we are immune to subrational influence. Thus, paradoxically, Enlightenment--which Jews regarded as the key to their emancipation--may actually have intensified anti-Semitism by driving the idea of evil to the margins of acceptable discourse. And it is just this "primitive" identification of the Jews as the people of evil that the well-meaning liberal exponents of interfaith dialogue refuse to discuss.--Adapted from dust jacket
Ritual and morality : the ritual purity system and its place in Judaism by Hyam Maccoby( Book )

21 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book describes in detail the ritual purity system of the Hebrew Bible, and its development into the system of the rabbis. It is argued that the impurities concerned all derive from the human cycle of generation, birth and death, from which the Sanctuary is to be guarded; not because it needs protection from demonic powers (as in other ancient purity systems), but because of the reverence due to the divine presence
Paul and Hellenism by Hyam Maccoby( Book )

9 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Antisemitism and modernity : innovation and continuity by Hyam Maccoby( Book )

15 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The subject of anti-Semitism has acquired a new urgency and has been revised due to the conflict between Israel and Palestine. This book traces the now topical discussion of the origins of anti-Semitism to its development in the modern world. These questions, and many more, are dealt with as Maccoby explores the roots of the anti-Semitism, tracing it from its origins, and shows how it has changed in accordance with the shifting ideas of the modern world but without changing in its essence. Antisemitism and Modernity is essential reading for those with interests in the development of anti-Semitism, its manifestation in the current world and its future
The philosophy of the Talmud by Hyam Maccoby( Book )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book expounds the Talmud's contribution to questions central to present-day thought, expecially the scope and limits of moral relativism. The Talmud has a philosophy of revolution stemming from the Exodus. This produces a humanistic standpoint, an emphasis on this-worldly justice, and a utopian orientation to the future; also an emphasis on education and rationality. The resultant egalitarian structure of research is similar to that of the present-day scientific establishment."--BOOK JACKET
The Day God laughed : sayings, fables, and entertainments of the Jewish sages( Book )

6 editions published between 1978 and 1989 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A pariah people : the anthropology of antisemitism by Hyam Maccoby( Book )

7 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author offers and anthropological explanation for the phenomenon. in making use of anthropological analysis this book provides an explanation of the failure of apparently promising strategies for Normalising the status of Jews
Judaism in the first century by Hyam Maccoby( Book )

9 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Disputation : a theological debate between Christians and Jews by Films for the Humanities( Visual )

6 editions published between 1986 and 2000 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatization of a public theological debate between Christians and the Jews during the 13th century, where Moses ben Nachman defended his Jewish faith against Pablo Christiani, leader of the Christian side
Jesus the Pharisee by Hyam Maccoby( Book )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

König Jesus : die Geschichte eines jüdischen Rebellen by Hyam Maccoby( Book )

3 editions published in 1982 in German and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jesus und der jüdische Freiheitskampf by Hyam Maccoby( Book )

7 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The disputation by Hyam Maccoby( Book )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and Japanese and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Youtai jiao shen pan : zhong shi ji Youtai--Jidu jiao liang jiao da lun zheng by Hyam Maccoby( Book )

7 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in Chinese and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Jewish world : history and culture of the Jewish people by Elie Kedourie( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geschiedenis van de joodse cultuur van Abraham tot de staat Israël (1948)
 
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Early rabbinic writings
Alternative Names
Hyam Maccoby britischer Judaist und Schriftsteller

Hyam Maccoby Brits auteur

Maccoby H. 1924-2004

Maccoby, Hyam 1924-2004

Maccoby, Hyam Z.

Maccoby, Hyam Zoundell 1924-2004

هيم ماكوبي

マコービイ, ハイアム

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Revolution in Judaea : Jesus and the Jewish resistanceEarly rabbinic writingsRitual and morality : the ritual purity system and its place in JudaismAntisemitism and modernity : innovation and continuityThe philosophy of the TalmudA pariah people : the anthropology of antisemitismJesus the PhariseeThe disputation