Item description for Judaism When Christianity Began: A Survey of Belief and Practice by Jacob Neusner...
Overview A systematic, holistic introduction to rabbinic Judaism. Offering an illuminating look at beliefs, ritual, symbols, and theology, Neusner's discussion of revelation and Scripture, the doctrine of God, definition of the holy, chain of tradition embodied in the written and oral Torah, sacred space, and other topics makes first-century Judaism accessible to both scholars and general readers.
In this book, Jacob Neusner gives an introductory, systematic, and holistic account of the theology and practice of Rabbinic Judaism, which emerged, along with Christianity, from antiquity and formed the classical statement of Judaism to the present day. He offers a description of beliefs and practices, theology as expressed in mythic narratives, and norms of ritual and symbolic behavior. Neusner also discusses: revelation and scripture, the doctrine of God, the definition of the holy, the chain of tradition embodied in the story of the written and oral Torah, the intervention of God in history through miracles, sacred space, atonement and repentance, death and afterlife, and art and symbol in Judaism.
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Studio: Westminster John Knox Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.14" Width: 6.48" Height: 0.65" Weight: 0.75 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 2002
Publisher Westminster John Knox Press
ISBN 0664225276 ISBN13 9780664225278
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More About Jacob Neusner
Jacob Neusner is Research Professor of Religion and Theology and Senior Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Theology at Bard College. He has published more than nine hundred books and innumerable articles, and he is editor of "The Dictionary of Judaism in the Biblical Period" and the three-volume "Encyclopaedia of Judaism." In addition to his Rabbinic Midrash, he has translated the Mishnah, Tosefta, and both the Babylonian and Jerusalem Talmud into English.
Jacob Neusner currently resides in Annandale-On-Hudson. Jacob Neusner was born in 1932 and has an academic affiliation as follows - Bard College Bard College, New York, USA Bard College, New York, USA B.
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Christianity and Judaism, the Formative Categories
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Studies in Judaism. Jan 3, 2006
Neusner in this book discuss about Judaism and not about beginning of Christianity. He examine relations in Judaism between written Torah and oral Torah. There are valuable insights where we can see style of Jewish thinking and interpretation of the Holy Scriptures in the first centuries A.D. I expected to read here more deeper survey because title of this book demands that, but for introduction it is sufficient.