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
Bruce Chilton is Bernard Iddings Bell Professor of Religion, executive director of the Institute of Advanced Theology, and chaplain at Bard College. An ordained priest, he received his PhD from Cambridge University. He is an expert on the New Testament and early Judaism and the author of many scholarly articles and books. He lives in Annandale-on-Hudson.
Jacob Neusner is a research professor of religion and theology and senior fellow of the Institute of Advance Theology at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York. He received his PhD in religion from Columbia University. The author and editor of hundreds of publications on religion and other topics, he is the only scholar to have served on both the National Endowment for the Humanities and the National Endowment for the Arts. He is the recipient of numerous honorary degrees, medals, prizes, and academic awards, and resides in Rhinebeck, New York.
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
Handbuch der Orientalistik. Erste Abteilung, der Nahe Und Mi