Jewish Perspectives on Law and Religion in the Nordic Countries in the 21st Century

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An introduction to Judaism as text-centered traditions and conceptions of law, along with an outline of the Jewish legal history, is given as frame for a more specific presentation of the history of the Jews in the Nordic societies up to modern times with Denmark as the main example, including potential problems such as ritual slaughter and circumcision. The close relationship between Jewish law and ethics, and human rights, is discussed, supplemented with a perspective on the contemporary condition of Jews as a minority coping with problems of identity and assimilation.


Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Philosophy, Ethics and Religion
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLaw & Religion in the 21st Century - Nordic Perspectives.
EditorsLisbet Christoffersen, Kjell Å Modéér, Svend Andersen
PublisherDJØF Forlag
ISBN (Print)978-87-574-2368-6
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Publication categoryResearch

Bibliographic note

The information about affiliations in this record was updated in December 2015. The record was previously connected to the following departments: Centre for Theology and Religious Studies (015017000)