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Athens in Jerusalem – Classical Antiquity and Hellenism in the Making of the Modern Secular Jew - Liverpool Scholarship Online
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Athens in Jerusalem: Classical Antiquity and Hellenism in the Making of the Modern Secular Jew

Yaacov Shavit


According to this book, the Hellenistic tradition played a role as a model for Jewish modernisers to draw upon as they perceived a lack in Jewish culture. The book claims that Greek and Hellenistic concepts are now internalised by the Jewish people. The book begins with the question of a dichotomy between Athens and Jerusalem and approaches the issue by considering how Athens, with its associations of classical antiquity and Hellenism, might have any impact on modern Jewish culture. The book considers what makes Hellenism and Hebraism conceptual twins. Further, it seeks to address why it was a ... More

Keywords: Hellenistic tradition, Jewish modernisers, Jewish culture, Greek influences, Hellenistic concepts, modern Judaism, secular Judaism, Athens, classical antiquity, Hellenism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1997 Print ISBN-13: 9781874774259
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: February 2021 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781874774259.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Yaacov Shavit, author

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