Athens in Jerusalem: Classical Antiquity and Hellenism in the Making of the Modern Secular Jew (Littman Library of Jewish Civilization)

Athens in Jerusalem: Classical Antiquity and Hellenism in the Making of the Modern Secular Jew (Littman Library of Jewish Civilization)

By: Yaacov Shavit (author), Niki Werner (translator), Chaya Naor (translator)Paperback

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Description

According to the author the Hellenistic trad ition played a role as a model for Jewish modernisers to dra w upon as they perceived a lack in Jewish culture. The author believes that Greek and Hellenistic concepts are now inter nalised by the Jewish people '.

About Author

Yaacov Shavit is Professor of the History of the Jewish People, Tel Aviv University.

Contents

Translator's Note Introduction PART I The First Mirror 1 Waking the Dead-Greece as an Ideal and an Exemplar 2 Hellenism and Hebraism: The Two Poles of the World 3 Israel and Greece: Reviving a Legendary Past 4 'Greek Wisdom' as Secular Knowledge and Science 5 Japheth in the Tents of Shem: The Reception of the Classical Heritage in Modern Hebrew Culture 6 The Moral Dimension: Commonality and Particularity 7 Worlds without Compromise: Reconstructing the Disparities 8 Have Jews Imagination? Jews and the Creative Arts PART II The Second Mirror 9 The Nature of the Hellenistic Mirror 10 Judaism and Hellenism in Palestine and Alexandria: Two Models of a National and Cultural Encounter 11 Homeric Books and Hellenistic Culture in the World of the Sages PART III Athens in Jerusalem 12 Back to History: The Secularization of the Ancient Jewish Past 13 The Children of Japheth (Aryans) and the Children of Shem (Semites): Race and Innate Nationalism 14 The People and its Land: Country, Landscape, and Culture 15 A 'Polis' in Jerusalem: The Jewish State 16 The New Jewish Culture: Ideal and Reality Conclusion: What has Athens to do with Jerusalem? Bibliography Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781874774365
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 576
  • ID: 9781874774365
  • ISBN10: 1874774366
  • translations: Hebrew
  • language of text: English

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