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Performing Israel's Faith: Narrative and Law in Rabbinic Theology [Paperback]

By Jacob Neusner (Author)
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If law alone yields legalism, then religious belief, by itself, fails to create justice. In Performing Israel's Faith, Jacob Neusner shows how Jewish Halakhah (law) and Aggadah (narrative) fit together to form a robust and coherent covenant theology-one directly concerned about this world. Neusner's careful and thorough examination of several key issues within rabbinic Judaism-the nations, idolatry, sin, repentance, and atonement- demonstrates that neither Halakhah nor Aggadah can be fully and rightly understood when the two are isolated from each other. Performing Israel's Faith thus effectively reveals that rabbinic Judaism's true pattern of religion was constituted by a covenant theology comprised by both law and story- a covenant theology whose aim was to restore the sanctification of God's original creation.

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If law alone yields legalism, then religious belief, by itself, fails to create justice. In Performing Israel's Faith, Jacob Neusner shows how Jewish Halakhah (law) and Aggadah (narrative) fit together to form a robust and coherent covenant theology-one directly concerned about this world. Neusner's careful and thorough examination of several key issues within rabbinic Judaism-the nations, idolatry, sin, repentance, and atonement- demonstrates that neither Halakhah nor Aggadah can be fully and rightly understood when the two are isolated from each other. "Performing Israel's Faith" thus effectively reveals that rabbinic Judaism's true pattern of religion was constituted by a covenant theology comprised by both law and story- a covenant theology whose aim was to restore the sanctification of God's original creation.

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Pages   230
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.04" Width: 6.02" Height: 0.72"
Weight:   0.9 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Aug 12, 2005
Publisher   Baylor University Press
ISBN  1932792252  
ISBN13  9781932792256  


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More About Jacob Neusner


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.

Jacob Neusner has published or released items in the following series...

  1. Biblical Resource
  2. Christianity and Judaism, the Formative Categories
  3. Handbuch der Orientalistik. Erste Abteilung, der Nahe Und Mi
  4. Studies in Judaism
  5. Studies in Judaism in Late Antiquity
  6. Studies in the History of Christian Thought
  7. World Religions in America


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Highly recommended reading for students of the Judaic Studies  Mar 3, 2006
Jacob Neusner (Research Professor of Theology and Senior Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Theology at Bard College) authored the seminal and scholastically credible study Performing Israel's Faith: Narrative And Law In Rabbinic Theology. Performing Israel's Faith informs the reader regarding the Aggadah (the Jewish narrative) and the Halakha (the Jewish law) that is necessary to attain an actual understanding of theological concepts. Performing Israel's Faith is very highly recommended reading for students of the Judaic Studies.
 

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