The Resource Common prayers : faith, family, and a Christian's journey through the Jewish year, Harvey Cox

Common prayers : faith, family, and a Christian's journey through the Jewish year, Harvey Cox

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Common prayers : faith, family, and a Christian's journey through the Jewish year
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Common prayers
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faith, family, and a Christian's journey through the Jewish year
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Harvey Cox
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Language
eng
Summary
"Harvey Cox, the distinguished Christian theologian and scholar of religion, has a Jewish wife and son. From the Passover meal to the weekly Sabbath candles, from the marriage chuppah to the walls of old Jerusalem, he has shared in the joys and responsibilities of the Jewish faith. Celebrating the Jewish holidays, he has had the opportunity to reflect on the essence of Judaism and its complex relationship to Christianity, an experience that continues to deepen his understanding of his own faith. In Common Prayers, Cox takes readers on an intimate journey through the Jewish year. He illuminates the meanings of Yom Kippur and Rosh Hashanah and the "December madness" of Chanukah and Christmas, as well as those of less well known holidays such as Sukkot and Simchat Torah and of events such as death and marriage. Describing in accessible language the holidays' personal, historical, and spiritual significance and the lessons they offer us, Cox brings a unique perspective to this encounter with a faith not his own. As seen through his eyes, the Jewish holidays become a wellspring of discovery and reflection."--BOOK JACKET
Dewey number
263
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index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
Target audience
adult
Common prayers : faith, family, and a Christian's journey through the Jewish year, Harvey Cox
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Common prayers : faith, family, and a Christian's journey through the Jewish year, Harvey Cox
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [286]-289) and index
Contents
  • After All the Apologies: Yom ha-Shoah
  • The Meaning of the Land: Yom ha-Atzma'ut
  • "Next Year in Jerusalem"
  • Death Among the Jews: Sitting Shivah
  • Lady Sings the Blues: Tisha B'Av
  • Under and After the Canopy: Wedding and Marriage
  • The Boy Becomes a Man: Bar Mitzvah
  • Afterword: In the Court of the Gentiles
  • A Cathedral in Time: Sabbath
  • Starting Over at the Right Time of Year: Rosh ha-Shanah
  • Closing the Big Book: Yom Kippur
  • The Strength of Fragility: Sukkot
  • Gamboling with God: Simhat Torah
  • December Madness: Chanukah
  • Funny Masks and Texts of Terror: Purim
  • A Night Different from All Others: Passover
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24 cm.
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x, 305 p.
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9780618067435
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2001024992
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