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11 PREFACE The title of this book should be rather Hellen-isticism— if one might coin the word— than Hel-lenism, since it is concerned not with all the cul-ture which produced the brilliant civilization of classical Hellas, but with its debasement which was spread over the world during the three cen-turies immediately preceding the Christian era. The Jewish people both in Palestine and the di-aspora were constantly in contact with this Hel-lenistic influence which colored every aspect of their thought. In the first three centuries of the Christian era they were engaged in an incessant struggle with the products of that influence which determined the bent of their future devel-opment and the bent of the religious history of the world. The interaction of Judaism and Hel-lenistic culture is then one of the fundamental struggles in the march of civilization; and Hel-lenistic Judaism is, after the Bible, the most re-markable contribution of the Jewish genius to the world’s thought. I have tried to show the relation of this devel-opment to the idea of Catholic Judaism, and have   C h a p t e r Home  | T O C  | I n d e x For use on stand- alone, non- institutional computers only. To purchase Scholar PDF version with advanced functionality, go to www. publishersrow. com

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Front MatterTitle PageCopyright PageDedication PageContentsPREFACEINTRODUCTIONTHE HELLENISTIC CULTUREHELLENISM IN PALESTINE TILL THE DESTRUCTION OF THE TEMPLEHELLENISM IN THE DIASPORATHE HELLENISTIC-JEWISH LITERATURETHE RABBIS AND HELLENISMTHE AFTERMATHCONCLUSIONNOTESBIBLIOGRAPHYINDEX
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