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Judaism

Jacob Neusner

Judaism

Jacob Neusner

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This is a work about the religion of Judaism, not about the Jews and their history. The author rejects the traditional Sinai to Golders Green approach, and instead begins by showing how Judaism is seen today in the world around us* how it is practised, and its principal organizations. Later in the book Neusner tackles the formative history of Judaism we see how the contemporary religion has taken shape.;From this unconventional reading Judaism emerges as full of diversity and vitality. The focus of the book is the religion as it lives and forms the lives of real people.

- Publisher In this comprehensive and engaging work, an internationally recognized scholar presents an up-to-date study on the roots and the living religion of Judaism.

- Publisher In this comprehensive and engaging work, internationally recognized scholar Jacob Neusner explains how the ancient tales of Judaism form an integral part of the faith, emphasizing how these timeless narratives shape the lives of all those who practice Judaism today. Encompassing theology, law, history, sociology, and biblical study, Judaism explores various facets of Judaism in everyday life, its emergence, and how it is adapted today. This wide-ranging study will be a valuable guide for anyone wishing to learn more.

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About "Judaism"

This is a work about the religion of Judaism, not about the Jews and their history. The author rejects the traditional Sinai to Golders Green approach, and instead begins by showing how Judaism is seen today in the world around us* how it is practised, and its principal organizations. Later in the book Neusner tackles the formative history of Judaism we see how the contemporary religion has taken shape.;From this unconventional reading Judaism emerges as full of diversity and vitality. The focus of the book is the religion as it lives and forms the lives of real people.
- Publisher

In this comprehensive and engaging work, an internationally recognized scholar presents an up-to-date study on the roots and the living religion of Judaism.
- Publisher

In this comprehensive and engaging work, internationally recognized scholar Jacob Neusner explains how the ancient tales of Judaism form an integral part of the faith, emphasizing how these timeless narratives shape the lives of all those who practice Judaism today. Encompassing theology, law, history, sociology, and biblical study, Judaism explores various facets of Judaism in everyday life, its emergence, and how it is adapted today. This wide-ranging study will be a valuable guide for anyone wishing to learn more.
- Publisher

Meet the Author

Jacob Neusner

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.
Koorong -Editorial Review.

Table Of Contents

  • The Story Judaism Tells About Israel: What Is Israel; Who Is Israel; The Historical View Of The Formation Of Judaism. Israel's Story In Everyday Life: Chapters Of The Story Of Judaism In The Life Cycle Of The Israelite; God In The Here And Now; The Story Of The Good Life - Judaism's Ethical Imperatives. Israel's Story In Theology And Law: The Theology Of Judaism - Revealing The Rationality Of Being; The Law Of Judaism. Judaism In Medieval And Modern Times: The Success Of Judaism's Story; Women In The Aggadah And The Halakhah; Contemporary Communities Of Judaism.

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  • Catalogue Code 186565
  • Product Code 0141008490
  • EAN 9780141008493
  • Pages 320
  • Department Academic
  • Category World Religions
  • Sub-Category Judaism
  • Publisher Penguin Books
  • Publication Date Nov 2002
  • Dimensions 198 x 131 x 16 mm
  • Weight 0.214kg

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