We all know about the pharisee from the gospels in the new testament. However what do we really know about them? Apart from the fact that they were hypocrites. There are many hypocrites in the world in every faith, ideology or society.
What I'm asking is "What are the Doctrines of the Pharisees"?. I'm sure their doctrines were not Hypocrisy, ie if you want to be a pharisee you must be as hypocritical as possible. Hypocrisy was not the definition of a Pharisee, so what was it that defined the Pharisees? What were their beliefs. For instance we know that the Sadducees did not believe in life after death in the sense of the resurrection of the body. And we know that they took the bible literally rather than figuratively.
What doctrine or belief marked out the pharisees? And when Jesus attacked the pharisees was he attacking the belief system or was he only attacking the way certain pharisees practiced their belief system.