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Vanquished Nation, Broken Spirit

Vanquished Nation, Broken Spirit
The Virtues of the Heart in Formative Judaism

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  • Date Published: July 1987
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521328326

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  • From the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 A.D. to the creation of the State of Israel in 1948, the Jews were a conquered nation. Yet Jewish sages and holy works preached a doctrine of both interior and exterior virtue that allowed the Jewish people to feel and believe in the dignity and nobility of their earthly condition. Neusner's book explores the attitudes in Jewish canonical writings and asks how these virtues relate to the politics of the Jews as a vanquished people. Jacob Neusner, the author of over 166 books on Judaism and Jewish history, is a frequent lecturer both in America and throughout the world. He has been a Fulbright Fellow at the Hebrew University, and twice has been a Guggenheim Fellow.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: July 1987
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521328326
    • length: 200 pages
    • dimensions: 236 x 152 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.472kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Emotion, the individual, and society: the affective aspect
    2. Vanquished nation, broken spirit
    3. The starting point
    4. Virtue for sages
    5. Virtue in the extension of the exegetical tradition of the law: the Tosefta and the Fathers according to Rabbi Nathan
    6. The virtues of the heart in the articulation of the exegetical tradition of the law: the Yerushalmi
    7. The conclusion of the exegetical tradition of the law: the Bavli
    8. The other Torah: affections in the exegetical tradition
    9. Constant affections, inconstant heart
    Bibliographical essay and source list
    General index
    Index to Biblical and Talmudic references.

  • Author

    Jacob Neusner

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