Item description for The Blackwell Reader in Judaism (Blackwell Readings in Religion) by Jacob Neusner & Alan Avery-Peck...
The Blackwell Reader in Judaism introduces Judaism in its own words, affording readers a direct encounter with this ancient and enduring faith. The volume includes passages from Scripture, the Dead Sea Scrolls, Rabbinic writings, medieval and modern Jewish philosophy and theology, and statements of modern movements in Judaism, all with editorial comment and guidance. The selection covers the historical development of Judaism and its doctrines, as well as representing contemporary debates. The readings have been selected according to three guiding principles: To stimulate thought and reflection and so to help readers or students draw inferences about a particular theme or problem. To illustrate the essays in the accompanying Blackwell Companion to Judaism so that the expositions there are substantiated in real Judaic texts. To exemplify an important trait in Judaism. The 27 topics treated in the associated Companion expound the topics of Judaism, and the corresponding selections in this Reader illustrate important points with primary sources, in English, to complement the exposition. In this way, the editors talk about Judaism and let Judaism speak for itself.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.61" Width: 6.69" Height: 0.97" Weight: 1.67 lbs.
Release Date Jan 9, 2001
ISBN 0631207384 ISBN13 9780631207382
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More About Jacob Neusner & Alan Avery-Peck
Jacob Neusner is Research Professor of Religion and Theology at Bard College. He has nine honorary degrees, fourteen academic medals and has published more than 800 books.
Alan J. Avery-Peck is Kraft-Hiatt Professor in Judaic Studies at The College of the Holy Cross. His has published widely and is editor of the journal The Annual of Rabbinic Judaism: Ancient, Medieval and Modern.
Jacob Neusner has an academic affiliation as follows - Bard College New York.
Jacob Neusner has published or released items in the following series...
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Very highly recommended, scholarly, and "reader friendly" Apr 25, 2001
In The Blackwell Reader In Judaism, Jacob Neusner (Research Professor of Religion and Theology at Bard College) and Alan J. Avery-Peck (Kraft-Hiatt Professor in Judaic Studies at The College of the Holy Cross) effective collaborate to provide readers with a clear, comprehensive, single volume introduction to Judaism, including passages from Scripture, the Dead Sea Scrolls, Rabbinic writings, medieval and modern Jewish philosophy and theology, and statements drawn from modern movements in Judaism -- all with editorial comment and guidance. The Blackwell Reader In Judaism is a very highly recommended, scholarly, and "reader friendly", core reference for any personal, academic, or community library Judaic studies reference collection.