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Katz, Steven T. 1944-

Works: 117 works in 557 publications in 2 languages and 22,402 library holdings
Genres: History  Comparative studies  Sacred works  Conference papers and proceedings  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Other, Author of introduction, htt, Publishing director, wpr
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Most widely held works by Steven T Katz
The shtetl : new evaluations by Steven T Katz( )

20 editions published between 2006 and 2020 in English and held by 2,135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dating from the sixteenth century, there were hundreds of shtetls--Jewish settlements--in Eastern Europe that were home to a large and compact population that differed from their gentile, mostly peasant neighbors in religion, occupation, language, and culture. The shtetls were different in important respects from previous types of Jewish settlements in the Diaspora in that Jews had rarely formed a majority in the towns in which they lived. This was not true of the shtetl, where Jews sometimes comprised 80% or more of the population. While the shtetl began to decline during the course of the nine
The paranoid apocalypse : a hundred-year retrospective on the Protocols of the elders of Zion by Richard Landes( )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and held by 1,959 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text re-examines 'The Protocols of the Elders of Zion's' popularity, investigating why it has persisted, as well as larger questions about the success of conspiracy theories even in the face of claims that they are blatantly counterfactual and irrational
Wrestling with God : Jewish theological responses during and after the Holocaust by Steven T Katz( )

20 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,950 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume presents a wide-ranging selection of Jewish theological responses to the Holocaust. It will be the most complete anthology of its sort, bringing together for the first time: (1) a large sample of ultra-orthodox writings, translated from the Hebrew and Yiddish; (2) a substantial selection of essays by Israeli authors, also translated from the Hebrew; (3) a broad sampling of works written in English by American and European authors. These diverse selections represent virtually every significant theological position that has been articulated by a Jewish thinker in response to the Holo
The holocaust in historical context by Steven T Katz( Book )

28 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With this volume, Steven T. Katz initiates the provocative argument that the Holocaust is a singular event in human history. Unlike any previous work on the subject, The Holocaust in Historical Context maintains that the Holocaust is the only example of true genocide--a systematic attempt to kill all the members of a group--in history. In a richly documented, subtly argued, and amazingly wide-ranging comparative historical and phenomenological analysis, Katz explores the philosophical and historiographical implications of the uniqueness of the Holocaust. After he establishes the nature of genocide, Katz examines other occasions of mass death to which the Holocaust is regularly compared from slavery in the ancient world to the medieval persecution of heretics, from the depopulation of the New World to the Armenian massacres during World War I, and from the Gulag to Cambodia. In the first of three volumes, Katz, after setting the groundwork for his analysis with four chapters dealing with essential methodological issues, begins his comparative case studies with slavery in the ancient Greek and Roman world, and continues with such subjects as medieval antisemitism, the European witch craze, the medieval wars of religion, the medieval persecution of homosexuals, and the French campaign against Huguenots. Throughout this investigation of pre-modern Jewish and non-Jewish history, Katz looks at the ways in which the Holocaust has precedents and parallels, and in what way it stands alone as a singular, highly distinctive historical event
The Cambridge history of Judaism( Book )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Cambridge History of Judaism" covers the history of the Jews from the Exile in 5 87 B.C.E. to the early Roman period extending into the third century C.E.A comprehensive examination is made of all the relevant literary and archeological sources, and special attention is given to the interaction of Iranian, Semitic, Hellenistic and Roman cultures. The contributors include both Jewish and Gentile scholars from many countries, and this History thus helps to deliver the study of Jewish history and Christian origins from geographical and religious limitations, and contributes to a deeper understanding and a broader tolerance. This first volume opens with three introductory chapters to the work as a whole dealing with the geographical background, the chronology and the numismatic history of Judaism. The remainder of this volume concentrates on the Persian period, the two and a half centuries following the Babylonian Exile
Mysticism and sacred Scripture( )

17 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 1,110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores how the great mystics and mystical traditions use, interpret, and reconstruct the sacred scriptures of their traditions. -- from PUBLISHER DESCRIPTION
Elie Wiesel : Jewish, literary, and moral perspectives by Alan Rosen( )

15 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,080 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this volume, leading scholars in the fields of Biblical, Rabbinic, Hasidic, Holocaust, and literary studies offer fascinating and innovative analyses of Wiesel's texts as well as illuminating commentaries on his considerable influence as a teacher and as a moral voice for human rights. By exploring the varied aspects of Wiesel's multifaceted career--his texts on the Bible, the Talmud, and Hasidism as well as his literary works, his teaching, and his testimony--this thought-provoking volume adds depth to our understanding of the impact of this important man of letters and towering international figure."--Jacket
Post-Holocaust France and the Jews, 1945-1955 by Steven T Katz( )

9 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 1,002 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Despite an outpouring of scholarship on the Holocaust, little work has focused on what happened to Europe's Jewish communities after the war ended. And unlike many other European nations in which the majority of the Jewish population perished, France had a significant post war Jewish community that numbered in the hundreds of thousands. Post-Holocaust France and the Jews, 1945-1955 offers new insight on key aspects of French Jewish life in the decades following the end of World War II. How Jews had been treated during the war continued to influence both Jewish and non-Jewish society in the post-war years. The volume examines the ways in which moral and political issues of responsibility combined with the urgent problems and practicalities of restoration, and it illustrates how national imperatives, international dynamics, and a changed self-perception all profoundly helped to shape the fortunes of postwar French Judaism. Comprehensive and informed, this volume offers a rich variety of perspectives on Jewish studies, modern and contemporary history, literary and cultural analysis, philosophy, sociology, and theology. With contributions from leading scholars, including Edward Kaplan, Susan Rubin Suleiman, and Jay Winter, the book establishes multiple connections between such different areas of concern as the running of orphanages, the establishment of new social and political organisations, the restoration of teaching and religious facilities, and the development of intellectual responses to the Holocaust."--Publisher's description
Mysticism and philosophical analysis by Steven T Katz( Book )

23 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 985 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mysticism and religious traditions by Steven T Katz( Book )

20 editions published between 1983 and 2011 in English and held by 858 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essential Agus : the writings of Jacob B. Agus by Jacob B Agus( )

10 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 842 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rabbi Jacob Agus' (1911-1986) intellectual production spanned nearly a half century and covered an enormous historical and conceptual range, from the biblical to the modern era. Best known as an important Jewish scholar, he also held important rabbinic, teaching, and public positions. Although born and raised within an orthodox setting, Agus was strongly influenced by American liberalism and his work displayed modernizing sympathies, reservations about nationalism--including some forms of Zionism--and often severe criticisms of kabbalah. Agus crafted a unique, quite American, modernizing visio
Nineteenth century religious thought in the West( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 731 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The successful three volumes of Nineteenth-Century Religious Thought in the West provide a fresh appraisal of the most important thinkers of that time. Some essays centre on major figures of the period; others cover topics, trends and schools of thought between the French Revolution and the First World War. The contributors are among the leading scholars in their field and analyse not only what was said but also why it was said, and explore what is of lasting value in it. Contributions are sufficiently clear to be of use to students in religious studies and cognate disciplines, but have enough depth and detail to appeal to scholars
Jewish philosophers by Steven T Katz( Book )

18 editions published in 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why is America different? : American Jewry on its 350th anniversary by Steven T Katz( )

12 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Post-holocaust dialogues : critical studies in modern Jewish thought by Steven T Katz( Book )

16 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in 3 languages and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of articles, some of which appeared previously. Partial contents:
Historicism, the Holocaust, and Zionism : critical studies in modern Jewish thought and history by Steven T Katz( Book )

13 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume offers a challenging, critical exploration of several of the most elemental and repercussive topics in modern Jewish history and thought. A sequel to Katz's National Jewish Book Award-winning study, Post-Holocaust Dialogues, the work assesses the contemporary Jewish situation by examining three fundamental issues--the problem of historicism, the historical, theological, and phenomenological investigation of the Holocaust, and the contemporary meaning of Zionism. Specifically, Katz focuses on such matters as the role of racial antisemitism in the Weimar Republic, the oft-suggested comparison between the Gulag and Auschwitz, the role of technology in the Holocaust, and the internal dialectic and subtleties of Zionist ideology, among many other subjects. The volume identifies the main issues in the contemporary Jewish intellectual universe and outlines the contours of a larger, more synthetic understanding of contemporary Jewish existence."--BOOK JACKET
Mysticism and language( Book )

12 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taken collectively, the original essays in this new collection make up the most important exploration of mysticism and language to appear in many years. Written from diverse perspectives on a wide variety of religious and mystical traditions, ranging from Judaism and Christianity to Zen Buddhism and Hinduism, all the essays exhibit great erudition, a mastery of the original mystical sources, and philosophical and hermeneutical sophistication. Further, all recognize the inadequacy of treating the questions surrounding this subject a-contextually - outside of their historic, intellectual, and sociological circumstances. As such, these studies deepen the on-going revisionist, contextualist study of mysticism so powerfully and influentially inaugurated by two previous collections also edited by Steven Katz, Mysticism and Philosophical Analysis and Mysticism and Religious Traditions. Like its predecessors, the present collection includes work by some of the world's leading authorities on mysticism, including Moshe Idel, William Alston, Bernard McGinn, Ewert Cousins, Bimal Matilal, Carl Ernst, and Steven Katz. It is sure to become essential reading for everyone interested in mysticism, as well as those who study religion, comparative religion, philosophy, and history
Anti-semitism in times of crisis( Book )

6 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The impact of the Holocaust on Jewish theology by Steven T Katz( Book )

11 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The theological problems facing those trying to respond to the Holocaust remain monumental. Both Jewish and Christian post-Auschwitz religious thought must grapple with profound questions, from how God allowed it to happen to the nature of evil." "The Impact of the Holocaust on Jewish Theology brings together a distinguished array of senior scholars - many of whose work is available here in English for the first time - to consider key topics ranging from the meaning of divine providence to questions of redemption to the link between the destruction of European Jewry and the creation of the State of Israel. Together, they push our thinking further about how our belief in God has changed in the wake of the Holocaust."--BOOK JACKET
Jewish ideas and concepts by Steven T Katz( Book )

9 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The Cambridge history of Judaism
The paranoid apocalypse : a hundred-year retrospective on the Protocols of the elders of ZionWrestling with God : Jewish theological responses during and after the HolocaustThe Cambridge history of JudaismMysticism and sacred ScriptureElie Wiesel : Jewish, literary, and moral perspectivesPost-Holocaust France and the Jews, 1945-1955The essential Agus : the writings of Jacob B. AgusWhy is America different? : American Jewry on its 350th anniversary
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Katz, Stephen T. 1944-

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Katz Steven Theodore

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Steven T. Katz American historian

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