Ancient Judaism

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Simon and Schuster, May 11, 2010 - Religion - 528 pages
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Weber’s classic study which deals specifically with: Types of Asceticism and the Significance of Ancient Judaism, History and Social Organization of Ancient Palestine, Political Organization and Religious Ideas in the Time of the Confederacy and the Early Kings, Political Decline, Religious Conflict and Biblical Prophecy.
 

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Contents

The Gerim and the Ethic of the Patriarchs
28
The Social Laws of the Israelite Legal Collections
61
Warfare and War Prophecy
90
Cultic Peculiarities of Yahwism
149
Priests and the Cult Monopoly of Jerusalem
169
Forms of Israelite Intellectuality in the Pre
194
Ethics and Eschatology of Yahwism
219
Intercultural Relations in PreExilic Ethics
235
The Pariah Community
336
The Exile
345
Sects and Cults of the PostExile Period
385
Judaism and Early Christianity
405
Notes
425
Map Location of Historic Places
462
149
471
154
477

PART IVTHE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE JEWISH
277
The Ethic and Theodicy of the Prophets
297

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Max Weber, a German political economist, legal historian, and sociologist, had an impact on the social sciences that is difficult to overestimate. According to a widely held view, he was the founder of the modern way of conceptualizing society and thus the modern social sciences. His major interest was the process of rationalization, which characterizes Western civilization---what he called the "demystification of the world." This interest led him to examine the three types of domination or authority that characterize hierarchical relationships: charismatic, traditional, and legal. It also led him to the study of bureaucracy; all of the world's major religions; and capitalism, which he viewed as a productof the Protestant ethic. With his contemporary, the French sociologist Emile Durkheim---they seem not to have known each other's work---he created modern sociology.

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