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Judaism - The Religion
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Part of Judaism:

1. Judaism from Ezra to A.D. 70

2. Origin and History

3. The Religion

4. The Philosophy

1. The situation of Jewish religion. In contrast with Christianity above all, with Islam and with Buddhism, the Jewish religion remained throughout its history almost exclusively the property of one people, the Jews. This concrete link with a definite people and the resulting fewness of the adherents makes it impossible to designate Judaism as a world religion. All that can be said is that it is not merely a national…

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Clemens Thoma, “Judaism - The Religion”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 07 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2016

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