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Faith, Truth, and Freedom
Faith, Truth, and Freedom (January 2002)
The Expulsion of Professor Gerd Ludemann from the Theology Faculty at Gottingen University: Symposium and Documents
Jacob Neusner - Editor

Examines the expulsion of Professor Gerd Lüdemann from the Theology Faculty at the University of Göttingen.

Faith, Truth, and Freedom: The Expulsion of Professor Gerd Lüdemann from the Theology Faculty at Göttingen University sets forth the documentary record of a signal, significant event in the academic study of religion in the universities of the West. That event is the expulsion of...(Read More)
 
 
Rabbinic Judaism's Generative Logic, Volume One
Rabbinic Judaism's Generative Logic, Volume One (January 2002)
The Making of the Mind of Judaism
Jacob Neusner - Author

First volume documenting Rabbinic Judaism in its formative age.

What are the rules of cogency, of coherent discourse, that everybody in the normative documents takes for granted, that is, what defines the self-evidence of the intellectual system of Rabbinic Judaism embodied in the formative canon, Mishnah through Bavli?

In these two volumes Neusner explains how the authoritative, cano...(Read More)
 
 
Rabbinic Judaism's Generative Logic, Volume Two
Rabbinic Judaism's Generative Logic, Volume Two (January 2002)
The Formation of the Jewish Intellect: Making Connections and Drawing Conclusions in the Traditional System of Judaism
Jacob Neusner - Author

Second volume documenting Rabbinic Judaism in its formative age.

What are the rules of cogency, of coherent discourse, that everybody in the normative documents takes for granted, that is, what defines the self-evidence of the intellectual system of Rabbinic Judaism embodied in the formative canon, Mishnah through Bavli?

In these two volumes Neusner explains how the authoritative, canonical ...(Read More)
 
 
Understanding Jewish Theology
Understanding Jewish Theology (January 2001)
Classical Issues and Modern Perspectives
Jacob Neusner - Editor

Explores the religious experience of Judaism through the perceptions and teachings of ordinary Jews and the creative elite.

This book examines the religious experience of Judaism and comprehends both the perceptions of ordinary folks and the teachings of the creative elite–prophets, rabbis, philosophers, mystics, scholars, lawyers, and sages. To find out about the ordinary Jew one turns to the prayers he r...(Read More)
 
 
The 2001 Mathers Lecture 2001 Rosen Lecture, and Other Queen's University Essays in the Study of Judaism
The 2001 Mathers Lecture 2001 Rosen Lecture, and Other Queen's University Essays in the Study of Judaism (January 2001)
Jacob Neusner - Editor
Donald H. Akenson - Contributor
Herbert Basser - Contributor
Reena Basser - Contributor

A collection of lectures given at Queen’s University by academics in Judaic Studies.

Universities not only sustain scholarship, creating new knowledge and testing the old, but also shape culture. They do this by persuading scholars to address a broad audience with the results of rigorous learning. Lectures for a wide public form a principal means by which university professors shape the intellectual life. Th...(Read More)
 
 
The Book of Jewish Wisdom
The Book of Jewish Wisdom (January 2001)
The Talmud of the Well-Considered Life
Jacob Neusner - Editor
Noam M. M. Neusner - Editor

Presents parts of the Judaic tradition of wisdom, concentrating on the oral part of the Torah, represented by the documents of law and scriptural exegesis.

Out of the treasures of the religion set forth by the Torah, the religion world know as Judaism, come insights into the human condition—truths for the well-considered life—that everyone may share. Centuries of reflection upon the...(Read More)
 
 
Contemporary Views of Ancient Judaism
Contemporary Views of Ancient Judaism (January 2001)
Disbutes and Debates
Jacob Neusner - Author

Compiles some longer review essays and somewhat briefer reviews of single titles from his collected work of the 1990s.

Jacob Neusner has presented two-and-a-half-dozen book reviews and Auseinandersetzungen, disputes and debates on the study of formative Judaism. He makes an effort to read the dissertations and monographs in that field, particularly as these intersect with the studies on problems Neusne...(Read More)
 
 
Extra- and Non-Documentary Writing in the Canon of Formative Judaism, Vol. 1
Extra- and Non-Documentary Writing in the Canon of Formative Judaism, Vol. 1 (January 2001)
The Pointless Parallel: Hans-Jurgen Becker and the Myth of the Autonomous Tradition in Rabbinic Documents
Jacob Neusner - Author

Explores the canon of Rabbinic literature.

Rabbinic literature in its formative age, from the Mishnah through the Bavli, ca. 100–600 c.e., is comprised by documents that relate to one another in three ways. First, they are autonomous and self-contained; second, they are connected with one another; and third, they are continuous with one another. Some point to the connections, in the form of parallel versio...(Read More)
 
 
Extra- and Non-Documentary Writing in the Canon of Formative Judaism, Volume 2
Extra- and Non-Documentary Writing in the Canon of Formative Judaism, Volume 2 (January 2001)
Paltry Parallels: The Negligible Proportion and Peripheral Role of Free-Standing Compositions in Rabbinic Documents
Jacob Neusner - Author

Explores the canon of Rabbinic literature.

Rabbinic literature in its formative age, from the Mishnah through the Bavli, ca. 100–600 c.e., is comprised by documents that relate to one another in three ways. First, they are autonomous and self-contained; second, they are connected with one another; and third, they are continuous with one another. Some point to the connections, in the form of parallel versio...(Read More)
 
 
Extra- and Non-Documentary Writing in the Canon of Formative Judaism, Vol. 3
Extra- and Non-Documentary Writing in the Canon of Formative Judaism, Vol. 3 (January 2001)
Peripatetic Parallels
Jacob Neusner - Author

Explores the canon of Rabbinic literature.

Rabbinic literature in its formative age, from the Mishnah through the Bavli, ca. 100–600 c.e., is comprised by documents that relate to one another in three ways. First, they are autonomous and self-contained; second, they are connected with one another; and third, they are continuous with one another. Some point to the connections, in the form of parallel versio...(Read More)
 
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