People of the Body: Jews and Judaism from an Embodied Perspective (Suny Series) (Paperback)

People of the Body: Jews and Judaism from an Embodied Perspective (Suny Series) By Howard Eilberg-Schwartz (Editor) Cover Image

People of the Body: Jews and Judaism from an Embodied Perspective (Suny Series) (Paperback)

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By shifting attention from the image of Jews as a textual community to the ways Jews understand and manage their bodies - for example, to their concerns with reproduction and sexuality, menstruation and childbirth- this volume contributes to a revisioning of what Jews and Judaism are and have been. The project of re-membering the Jewish body has both historical and constructive motivations. As a constructive project, this book describes, renews, and participates in the complex and ongoing modern discussion about the nature of Jewish bodies and the place of bodies in Judaism.
Howard Eilberg-Schwartz is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at Stanford University. He is the author of The Savage in Judaism: An Anthology of Israelite Religion and Ancient Judaism (winner of a 1990 American Academy Award for Academic Excellence) as well as The Human Will in Judaism.
Product Details ISBN: 9780791411704
ISBN-10: 0791411702
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication Date: September 9th, 1992
Pages: 402
Language: English
Series: Suny Series