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The Signifying CreatorNontextual Sources of Meaning in Ancient Judaism

The Signifying Creator: Nontextual Sources of Meaning in Ancient Judaism

Michael D. Swartz

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814740934
eISBN:
9780814723784
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814740934.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

For centuries, Jews have been known as the “people of the book.” It is commonly thought that Judaism in the first several centuries CE found meaning exclusively in textual sources. But there is ... More

Spirituality and the StateManaging Nature and Experience in America's National Parks

Spirituality and the State: Managing Nature and Experience in America's National Parks

Kerry Mitchell

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781479886418
eISBN:
9781479865260
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479886418.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This book investigates the place of spirituality within the American experiment with public management of land, particularly with respect to national parks. It focuses on national parks because they ... More

Staging FaithReligion and African American Theater from the Harlem Renaissance to World War II

Staging Faith: Religion and African American Theater from the Harlem Renaissance to World War II

Craig R. Prentiss

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814707951
eISBN:
9780814708408
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814707951.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In the years between the Harlem Renaissance and World War II, African American playwrights gave birth to a vital black theater movement in the United States. It was a movement overwhelmingly ... More

Still JewishA History of Women and Intermarriage in America

Still Jewish: A History of Women and Intermarriage in America

Keren R. McGinity

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814757307
eISBN:
9780814759615
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814757307.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Over the last century, American Jews married outside their religion at increasing rates. By closely examining the intersection of intermarriage and gender across the twentieth century, the book ... More

The Study of Children in ReligionsA Methods Handbook

The Study of Children in Religions: A Methods Handbook

Susan B. Ridgely

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814776469
eISBN:
9780814777466
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814776469.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Research in religious studies has traditionally focused on adult subjects since working with children presents significantly more challenges to the researcher, such as getting the research protocol ... More

Suffer the Little ChildrenUses of the Past in Jewish and African American Children's Literature

Suffer the Little Children: Uses of the Past in Jewish and African American Children's Literature

Jodi Eichler-Levine

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814722992
eISBN:
9780814724002
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814722992.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book examines classic and contemporary Jewish and African American children's literature. Through close readings of selected titles published since 1945, the book analyzes what is at stake in ... More

Sustaining Faith TraditionsRace, Ethnicity, and Religion among the Latino and Asian American Second Generation

Sustaining Faith Traditions: Race, Ethnicity, and Religion among the Latino and Asian American Second Generation

Carolyn Chen and Russell Jeung (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814717356
eISBN:
9780814772898
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814717356.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Over fifty years ago, Will Herberg theorized that future immigrants to the United States would no longer identify themselves through their races or ethnicities, or through the languages and cultures ... More

That Pride of Race and CharacterThe Roots of Jewish Benevolence in the Jim Crow South

That Pride of Race and Character: The Roots of Jewish Benevolence in the Jim Crow South

Caroline E. Light

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479854530
eISBN:
9781479859542
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479854530.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

“It has ever been the boast of the Jewish people, that they support their own poor,” declared Kentucky attorney Benjamin Franklin Jonas in 1856. Their reasons are partly founded in religious ... More

Theatrical LiberalismJews and Popular Entertainment in America

Theatrical Liberalism: Jews and Popular Entertainment in America

Andrea Most

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814708194
eISBN:
9780814707982
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814708194.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

For centuries, Jews were one of the few European cultures without any official public theatrical tradition. Yet in the modern era, Jews were among the most important creators of popular theater and ... More

Tours That BindDiaspora, Pilgrimage, and Israeli Birthright Tourism

Tours That Bind: Diaspora, Pilgrimage, and Israeli Birthright Tourism

Shaul Kelner

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814748169
eISBN:
9780814749180
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814748169.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Since 1999 hundreds of thousands of young American Jews have visited Israel on an all-expense-paid 10-day pilgrimage-tour known as Birthright Israel. The most elaborate of the state-supported ... More

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