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Sects and Sectarianism in Jewish History (Sacha Stern (ed)) Hardcover Book, (Brill, 2011) 9789004206489
Sects and Sectarianism in Jewish History (Sacha Stern (ed)) Hardcover Book, (Brill, 2011) 9789004206489
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Title: Sects and Sectarianism in Jewish History

Author: Stern, Sacha (ed)

Publisher: Brill; Publication Date: 2011

Hardcover; ISBN: 9789004206489

Volumes: 1; Pages: xviii, 304

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Sects and sectarianism are popular themes in Jewish history, but the meaning of these terms is elusive, often raising more problems than solutions. This volume, drawing on the expertise of a wide range of scholars, examines several Jewish groups from Antiquity to the present day that have been traditionally identified as 'sects' or as 'sectarian', including most famously the Qumran community and the Qaraites. It questions whether 'sect' and 'sectarianism' are appropriate or effective as historical categories for the interpretation of social and religious movements in Jewish history. Table of ContentsPART ONE: ANCIENTPrologue: How Do We Know When We Are On To Something?Albert I. BaumgartenReligious Variety and the Temple in the Late Second Temple Period and its AftermathMartin GoodmanThe 'Sectarian' Calendar of QumranSacha SternDefining Sectarian by 'Non-Sectarian' Narratives in QumranIda Fr�hlichThe Nazoraeans as a 'Sect' in 'Sectarian Judaism? A Reconsideration of the Current View via the Narrative of Acts and the Meaning of HairesisJoan E. TaylorLegal Realism and the Fashioning of Sectarians in Jewish AntiquityChristine HayesPART TWO: MEDIEVAL AND MODERNThe Qaraites as Sect: The Tyranny of a ConstructMarina RustowThe Hasideans and the Ancient Jewish ?Sects?: a Seventeenth-Century ControversyFrancis SchmidtJews for Jesus: Occupying Jewish Time and SpaceElliot CohenPART THREE: THEORY AND PRACTICEIs a Historical Comparative Sociology of (Ancient Jewish) Sects Possible?David J. ChalcraftWeber-Foucault-Nietzsche: Uncertain Legacies for the Sociology of ReligionPaul-Fran�ois Tremlett
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