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Jewish Contribution to Civilization

Jeremy Cohen and Richard I. Cohen


The biblical idea of a distinct 'Jewish contribution to civilization' continues to engage Jews and non-Jews alike. This book seeks neither to document nor to discredit the notion, but rather to investigate the idea itself as it has been understood from the seventeenth century to the present. It explores the role that the concept has played in Jewish self-definition, how it has influenced the political, social, and cultural history of the Jews and of others, and whether discussion of the notion still has relevance in the world today. The book attempts to illustrate the centrality of the questio ... More

Keywords: Jews, Jewish self-definition, modern Jewish culture, Judaism, monotheistic cultures, Jewish culture

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9781904113522
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: February 2021 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781904113522.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jeremy Cohen, editor

Richard I. Cohen, editor

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