Judaism, Fourth Edition presents the basic beliefs of the Jewish religious heritage and highlights the different manners in which these traditions can be upheld. Both Orthodox Judaism and the religious practices and movements within Reformed Judaism, including Reform Judaism, Conservative Judaism, and Reconstructionist Judaism, are explored in this fascinating edition. The coverage includes: introduction to the modern Jewish world; early history of the Jews and Judaism, including the diaspora; the restoration to the present; the Hebrew Bible; the branches of Judaism and their basic beliefs; rites of passage; the impact of Judaism throughout history; and, Judaism facing the future.
Martha A. Morrison earned her Ph.D. at Brandeis University. She specializes in the history and literature of the ancient Near East and has excavated in Israel. Stephen F. Brown is chairperson of the theology department at Boston College. He has edited several volumes on medieval philosophy and theology, including Philosophical Writings by William of Ockham and On Faith and Reason by St. Thomas Aquinas.