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Author Firestone, Reuven, 1952-
Title Holy war in Judaism : the fall and rise of a controversial idea / Reuven Firestone.
Published New York : Oxford University Press, c2012.
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 Floor2  BM538.P3 F57 2012    IN LIBRARY
 Floor2  BM538.P3 F57 2012    IN LIBRARY
Description xiii, 365 p. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 327-346) and index.
Contents Pt. I. The ancient Jewish world: holy war in practice -- Holy war in the Bible -- Jewish holy war in practice: early success -- Holy war fails -- Pt. II. The world of the rabbis: holy war interrupted -- Rabbinic responses to war's failure -- Rabbinic typology of war -- Who is the enemy? -- Maimonides' counting of the commandments -- Nahmanides' critique, and other thinkers -- Pt. III. The emergence of Jewish modernity: holy war on hold -- The crisis of modernity and Jewish responses -- From practicality to a new messianism -- The new Jew -- From Holocaust to holy war: Israel's war of independence -- Pt. IV. The Jewish State: holy war revived -- 1948 to 1967: from defensive war to preemptive war -- 1967 to 1973:the miracle of conquest and the test of Yom Kippur -- The 1980s: holy war and its excesses -- Conclusion: the resurrection of holy war.
Subject War -- Religious aspects -- Judaism.
War -- Biblical teaching.
War in literature.
Rabbinical literature -- History and criticsim.
Arab-Israeli conflict -- Religious aspects -- Judaism.
ISBN 0199860300
OCLC number 754186802