Item description for Studying Classical Judaism: A Primer by Jacob Neusner...
Overview What do we know about early Judaism? And how do we know it? Using the same scholarly methods usually applied to documents of the early church, Neusner investigates early Jewish literature to produce an astonishingly full portrait of Judaism in its formative years. Since Christianity was developing at the same time, Neusner's outline suggests some intriguing comparisons.
What do we know about the history, literature, and religion of Judaism in its formative age? How do we know it, and why does it matter? In "Studying Classical Judaism," renowned scholar and author Jacob Neusner addresses these and other important questions. Applying many of the same methods Christian scholars use to study Christianity, Neusner outlines what we now know about ancient Judaism. He points out the core-belief of normative Judaism and reveals the methodological underpinnings of the most cogent and up-to-date interpretations of the texts that determined classical Judaism.
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Studio: Westminster John Knox Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9" Width: 6" Height: 0.48" Weight: 0.7 lbs.
Release Date Jun 1, 1991
Publisher Westminster John Knox Press
ISBN 0664251366 ISBN13 9780664251369
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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.
Jacob Neusner has published or released items in the following series...
Christianity and Judaism, the Formative Categories