By S. Leyla Gürkan
The concept that of the Jews as a selected humans is a key section of the Jewish religion and id. This e-book explores the belief of chosenness from the traditional international, via modernity and into the Post-Holocaust period. Analysing an unlimited corpus of biblical, historical, rabbinic and glossy Jewish literature, the writer seeks to provide a greater knowing of this principal doctrine of the Jewish faith. She indicates that even though the assumption of chosenness has been principal to Judaism and Jewish self-definition, it has no longer been carried to the current day within the comparable shape. in its place it has undergone consistent switch, reckoning on who's utilising it, opposed to what kind of history, and for what goal. Surveying the several and occasionally conflicting interpretations of the doctrine of chosenness that seem in old, sleek, and Post-Holocaust classes, the dominant issues of ‘Holiness’, ‘Mission’, and ‘Survival’ are pointed out in each one respective interval. The theological, philosophical, and sociological dimensions of the query of Jewish chosenness are therefore tested of their historic context, as responses to the demanding situations of Christianity, Modernity, and the Holocaust specifically. This e-book can be of curiosity to students and scholars of Jewish experiences, the Holocaust, faith and theology.