Judaism and Emotion - Texts, Performance, Experience

Ross, Sarah; Levy, Gabriel; Al-Suadi, Soham (eds.) (2013). Judaism and Emotion - Texts, Performance, Experience. Studies in Judaism: Vol. 7. New York: Peter Lang

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Judaism and Emotion breaks with stereotypes that, until recently, branded Judaism as a rigid religion of laws and prohibitions. Instead, authors from different fields of research discuss the subject of Judaism and emotion from various scholarly perspectives; they present an understanding of Judaism that does not exclude spirituality and emotions from Jewish thought. In doing so, the contributions account for the relation between the representation of emotion and the actual emotions that living and breathing human beings feel in their everyday lives. While scholars of rabbinic studies and theology take a historical-critical and socio-historical approach to the subject, musicologists and scholars of religious studies focus on the overall research question of how the literary representations of emotion in Judaism are related to ritual and musical performances within Jewish worship. They describe in a more holistic fashion how Judaism serves to integrate various aspects of social life. In doing so, they examine the dynamic interrelationship between Judaism, cognition, and culture.

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Book (Edited Volume)


01 Faculty of Theology > Department of Protestant Theology [discontinued] > Institute of Biblical Studies [discontinued] > New Testament [discontinued]
06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of Art and Cultural Studies > Institute of Musicology

UniBE Contributor:

Ross, Sarah, Al-Suadi, Soham


200 Religion > 210 Philosophy & theory of religion
200 Religion > 220 The Bible
200 Religion > 290 Other religions
700 Arts > 780 Music




Studies in Judaism


Peter Lang




Soham Al-Suadi

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30 Jan 2014 14:48

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05 Dec 2022 14:27



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