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A Brief Guide to Faith and Practice

by Sharon Pace

Regular Price: $16.00
Paperback | 144 Pages

Old Testament / Biblical Studies
ISBN: 978-1-57312-644-1

Brief Description

Sharon Pace’s newest book, Judaism: A Brief Guide to Faith and Practice, is a sensitive and comprehensive introduction to Judaism. What is it like to be born into the Jewish community? How does belief in the One God and a universal morality shape the way in which Jews see the world? How does one find meaning in life and the courage to endure suffering? How does one mark joy and forge community ties?

By examining these details of Jewish life, readers can see how Jews have defined themselves and their relationship to the Almighty, how they have identified tools for a righteous and purposeful existence, and how they hope to make the world a dwelling place for God.

About the Author

Sharon Pace received a bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University, a master’s degree from Vanderbilt, and a PhD in Christianity and Judaism in Antiquity from the University of Notre Dame. Since 1983 Sharon has been a member of the theology faculty at Marquette University, where she teaches Bible, Judaica, and the freshman seminar “Introduction to Inquiry.” The author of The Old Greek Translation of Daniel 7–12, The Women of Genesis: From Sarah to Potiphar’s Wife, and the co-author of Women’s Stories, Pace is also the author of Daniel in the Smyth & Helwys Bible Commentary Series.

Table of Contents

1 God: Creator, Redeemer, Revealer
2 Messiah, Afterlife, and Resurrection
3 Revelation
4 The Jewish People
5 Shabbat
6 Holidays
7 Israel
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