Item description for From Abraham to America: A History of Jewish Circumcision by Eric Kline Silverman...
Silverman's new book is a comprehensive overview of Jewish circumcision throughout history. Beginning with Genesis, the author traces paradoxes and tensions in biblical-Jewish circumcision as seen both within Judaism and from the dominant, non-Jewish culture. Topics include rabbinic literature, early Christianity, Medieval notions of menstruating Jewish men and the blood libel, the relic of ChristOs foreskin, modern notions of the Jewish body and Jewish manhood, and the current debate over Jewish and routine medical circumcision in America.
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Studio: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.38" Width: 6.3" Height: 1.16" Weight: 1.36 lbs.
Release Date Jul 27, 2006
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
ISBN 0742516687 ISBN13 9780742516687
Availability 104 units. Availability accurate as of Jan 20, 2017 09:29.
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More About Eric Kline Silverman
Eric Silverman is associate professor of anthropology at DePauw University.
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Excellent comprehensive review of a controversial subject. Dec 26, 2007
An excellent comprehensive review of a subject historically and spiritually rich in meaning. Extensively researched and informative. Includes spiritual and mystical aspects of this multicultural ritual and its importance beyond physical or medical dimensions that are usually discussed or more likely, debated. A must for the shelves of all medical libraies.