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The Abrahamic Religions as a Modern Concept

Mark Silk.

in The Oxford Handbook of the Abrahamic Religions

October 2015; p ublished online November 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Religious Studies; Christianity; Islam; Judaism and Jewish Studies. 8440 words.

The modern concept of the Abrahamic religions has roots in Christian theology, the academic study of the Near East, and the study of Islam. In the nineteenth century, Protestant theologians...

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The Allies

Shlomo Aronson.

in The Oxford Handbook of Holocaust Studies

November 2010; p ublished online January 2011 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Religious Studies; Judaism and Jewish Studies. 3998 words.

The Big Three Allies — Great Britain, the United States, and the Soviet Union — ultimately brought vast military power to bear against the Third Reich, thus obtaining its unconditional...

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America’s Interactions with Islam and Judaism in North Africa

Lawrence A. Peskin.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Religion

P ublished online March 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Religious Studies; Islam; Judaism and Jewish Studies. 7015 words.

Encounters between Americans, Muslims, and Jews in North Africa played a foundational role in Americans’ early understanding of Islam and Judaism. At a time when the United States...

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American Jewish History

Hasia Diner.

in The Oxford Handbook of Jewish Studies

December 2004; p ublished online September 2009 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Judaism and Jewish Studies; Religious Studies; History of Religion. 9677 words.

American Jewish history as a field of scholarly inquiry takes as its subject-matter the experience of Jews in the United States and places it within the context of both modern Jewish...

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The American Jewish Press

Jonathan D. Sarna.

in The Oxford Handbook of Religion and the American News Media

August 2012; p ublished online November 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Religious Studies; Judaism and Jewish Studies. 6481 words.

Since their emergence in the first half of the nineteenth century, Jewish newspapers have helped to shape religious community, tied far-flung American Jews together, and kept them informed....

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Ancient Jewish and Early Christian Millennialism

James D. Tabor.

in The Oxford Handbook of Millennialism

October 2011; p ublished online January 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Philosophy of Religion; Christianity; Judaism and Jewish Studies; Religious Studies. 7627 words.

This article focuses on ancient Jewish and early Christian millennialism, which are found to be intrinsically inconsistent—there are no specific pointers towards marking the end of time;...

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Ancient Versions and Textual Transmission of the Old Testament

Gerard J. Norton.

in The Oxford Handbook of Biblical Studies

February 2008; p ublished online September 2009 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Religious Studies; Religion in the Ancient World; Judaism and Jewish Studies; Christianity. 11908 words.

This article first gives a schematic outline of the history of the Hebrew text in four stages. It then presents the elements that readers will meet in modern editions of that text. These...

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Antisemitism

Richard S. Levy.

in The Oxford Handbook of Holocaust Studies

November 2010; p ublished online January 2011 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Religious Studies; Judaism and Jewish Studies. 7086 words.

This article addresses the phenomenon of organized antisemitism in the sixty years preceding the “Final Solution,” primarily in Germany but with comparisons to contemporaneous developments...

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Anti-Semitism Research

Wolfgang Benz.

in The Oxford Handbook of Jewish Studies

December 2004; p ublished online September 2009 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Judaism and Jewish Studies; Religious Studies; Sociology of Religion. 5545 words.

Anti-Semitism refers to all anti-Jewish statements, tendencies, resentments, attitudes, and actions, regardless of whether they are religiously, racially, socially, or otherwise motivated....

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Apocalyptic

Philip Davies.

in The Oxford Handbook of Biblical Studies

February 2008; p ublished online September 2009 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Judaism and Jewish Studies; Christianity; Islam; Philosophy of Religion; Religious Studies. 5654 words.

In the Old Testament, apocalyptic literature (or simply ‘apocalyptic’, as the genre is often called) might not seem to occupy a prominent place. Only the book of Daniel falls into this...

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