Judaism When Christianity Began
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Rabbinic Judaism emerged, along with Christianity, from antiquity and has formed the classical statement of Judaism to the present day. This book gives an introductory, systematic and holistic account of the theology and practice of Judaism during its formative period, covering topics such as* revelation and scripture, the doctrine of god, the definition of the holy, miracles, sacred space, atonement and repentance, death and the afterlife, and art and symbolism.
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.
Jacob Neusner (Ph.D., Columbia University) is Distinguished Service Professor of the History and Theology of Judaism; Bard Center Fellow. He is the Editor of the three volume Encyclopedia of Judaism, he has published more than one thousand books and innumerable articles, including Theology of the Oral Torah, Theology of the Halakhah, and The Incarnation of God: The Character of Divinity in Formative Judaism.
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