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LOGOS A Journal, of Religion, Philosophy, Comparative Cultural Studies and Art


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Logos 97

:. Antanas Andrijauskas
       Lithuanian Culture Research Institute, Lithuania





Uniqueness of Jewish Civilization which has long survived without its state and territory

The article deals with the in-depth reasons behind incredible stability of Jewish civilization that has long lived without its statehood or territory. It provides an analysis of not only the most specific aspects of Jewish civilizational genesis and development, but also its relationships with earlier neighbouring civilizations and nations. The article discusses the most peculiar features of Judaism and compares it with other Abrahamic faiths, Christianity and Islam, as well as Persian Judaism. The author is also interested in the impact of Judaism to various aspects of Jewish mentality and creativity. Particular attention is given to the centuries-long Judaist system of education and personal creativity support that has provided effective and reliable means for preservation of Jewish cultural and religious traditions as well as preparation of educated people and creative intellectuals.


Key Words: Jewish civilization, comparative studies of civilizations, religion, judaism, education, creativity.


The journal "LOGOS" is mainly devoted to scholarly studies in all areas of philosophy.
Editor-in-Chief - Dalia Marija Stančienė, Deputy Editor-in-Chief - Gintautas Vyšniauskas, Copy Editors - Aldona Radžvilienė, John F.X. Knasas

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