Description: This volume takes advantage of the latest sociological perspectives on sect formation and development and applies them to the study of Early Judaism, providing fresh insights on early Jewish sectarianism. The studies in this volume lay the groundwork for further application of sociological models in the study of ancient sects and are a timely contribution to social-scientific research in biblical studies, an increasingly important discipline in the field.
Subjects: Methods, Historical Approaches, History, History of Judaism, Social-Scientific Approaches, Sociology
Review by Boris Repschinski
Citation: Boris Repschinski, review of David J. Chalcraft, ed., Sectarianism in Early Judaism: Sociological Advances, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2009).
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