How Judaism Became a Religion
An Introduction to Modern Jewish Thought
|Publication Date:||Aug 2013|
| Publisher:||Princeton University Press|
| Book Format:||Paperback|
|List Price:||USD $20.95|
| Book Description: |
Is Judaism a religion, a culture, a nationality--or a mixture of all of these? In How Judaism Became a Religion, Leora Batnitzky boldly argues that this question more than any other has driven modern Jewish thought since the eighteenth century. This wide-ranging and lucid introduction tells the story of how Judaism came to be defined as a religion in the modern period--and why Jewish thinkers have fought as well as championed this idea.
Ever since the Enlightenment,...