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Neusner, Jacob 1932-2016

Overview
Works: 2,496 works in 7,864 publications in 4 languages and 202,452 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Introductions  History  Sources  Conference papers and proceedings  Comparative studies  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Other, Honoree, Author of introduction, Interviewer, Scribe
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jacob Neusner
Invitation to the Talmud; a teaching book by Jacob Neusner( Book )

47 editions published between 1973 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 1,765 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The way of Torah; an introduction to Judaism by Jacob Neusner( Book )

46 editions published between 1970 and 2004 in English and held by 1,745 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rites of passage - Myths - Classical Judiasm
World religions in America : an introduction( Book )

24 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 1,724 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at the various religions in the United States and how they shape American life
A Rabbi talks with Jesus : an intermillennial, interfaith exchange by Jacob Neusner( Book )

42 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 975 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Straightforward terms concerning why, while Christians believe in Jesus Christ and the Kingdom of Heaven, Jews believe in the Torah of Moses and a kingdom of priests and holy people on earth
Judaism and Christianity in the age of Constantine : history, Messiah, Israel, and the initial confrontation by Jacob Neusner( Book )

24 editions published between 1987 and 2007 in English and held by 683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the conversion of Constantine in 312, Christianity began a period of political and cultural dominance that it would enjoy until the twentieth century. Jacob Neusner contradicts the prevailing view that following Christianity's ascendancy, Judaism continued to evolve in isolation. He argues that because of the political need to defend its claims to religious authenticity, Judaism was forced to review itself in the context of a triumphant Christianity. The definition of issues long discussed in Judaism--the meaning of history, the coming of the Messiah, and the political identity of Israel--became of immediate and urgent concern to both parties. What emerged was a polemical dialogue between Christian and Jewish teachers that was unprecedented. In a close analysis of texts by the Christian theologians Eusebius, Aphrahat, and Chrysostom on one hand, and of the central Jewish works the Talmud of the Land of Israel, the Genesis Rabbah, and the Leviticus Rabbah on the other, Neusner finds that both religious groups turned to the same corpus of Hebrew scripture to examine the same fundamental issues. Eusebius and Genesis Rabbah both address the issue of history, Chrysostom and the Talmud the issue of the Messiah, and Aphrahat and Leviticus Rabbah the issue of Israel. As Neusner demonstrates, the conclusions drawn shaped the dialogue between the two religions for the rest of their shared history in the West
Judaism and Islam in practice : a sourcebook by Jacob Neusner( Book )

20 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this sourcebook, the authors have selected key passages from the laws of Judaism and Islam which allow a close examination of their mode of expression and medium of thought as well as the substance of the laws themselves. The selected passages concentrate on areas critical to the life of piety and faith as actually practiced within the two faith-communities - the relationship between the believer and God, between and among believers, at home in marriage, outside the home in the community and between the faithful and the infidels (for Islam) or idolaters (for Judaism)." "Judaism and Islam in Practice presents an invaluable collection of sources of Jewish and Islamic law and provides a unique analysis of the similarities and contrasts between the two faiths."--Jacket
The intellectual foundations of Christian and Jewish discourse : the philosophy of religious argument by Jacob Neusner( Book )

18 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Intellectual Foundations of Christian and Jewish Discourse argues that the Judaic and Christian heirs of Scripture adopted, and adapted to their own purposes and tasks, Greek philosophical modes of thought and argument. The authors explore how the earliest intellectuals of Christianity and Judaism shaped a tradition of articulated conflict and reasoned argument in the search for religious truth that was to be shared through continuing that argument with others. Neusner and Chilton examine, using the formative sources of Judaism and Christianity, the literary media of adaptation and reform: precisely where and how we identify in the foundation writings of Christianity and Rabbinic Judaism the new opposing modes of articulated conflict and reasoned argument that through Christianity and Judaism, Greek philosophy and science bequeathed to the West
The missing Jesus : rabbinic Judaism and the New Testament by Bruce Chilton( Book )

13 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Types of authority in formative Christianity and Judaism by Bruce Chilton( Book )

17 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Two well-known scholars, in New Testament and Rabbinic Judaism respectively, ask the question: what does it mean to translate a theory of God's presence in the social order into a concrete doctrine of everyday authority? What sort of politics, what theory of ongoing and everyday religious encounter, and what modes of persuasive intellectual exchange embody the conviction that God is present among us and that our community is made holy by obedient response to that Presence? The holy community, the presence of God's representatives on earth, and the compelling power of certain kinds of evidence and arguments - these provide the outlines of an answer to that question. Politics come first. But both communities also looked to the authority of God embodied in persons, validated by miraculous events, or otherwise certified by gifts of the spirit. And, finally, both Christianity and Rabbinic Judaism deemed Christ and the Torah respectively to embody the logos of reason or the rules of right thought. Both maintained that well-expounded, probative evidence and compelling argument formed the best source of authority - compulsion exercised from within, by intellect."--Jacket
Jewish and Christian doctrines : the classics compared by Jacob Neusner( Book )

19 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The four stages of rabbinic Judaism by Jacob Neusner( Book )

17 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This comprehensive book provides an introduction to Rabbinic Judaism, defined as the Judaism built on the story of God's revelation to Moses of the Torah at Sinai." "Jacob Neusner outlines and examines the four stages in which the initial period of the historical development of Rabbinic Judaism divides, beginning with the Pentateuch and ending with its definitive and normative statement in the Talmud of Babylonia. He traces the development of Rabbinic Judaism by exploring the relationships between and among the cognate writings which embody its formative history."--Jacket
The theology of the oral Torah : revealing the justice of God by Jacob Neusner( Book )

16 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

He argues that in working this proposition out in rich detail the classical texts generate the central rabbinic problem: how can the conflicting traits inherent in the proposition be resolved?"--Jacket
The reader's guide to the Talmud by Jacob Neusner( Book )

16 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Religious tolerance in world religions by Jacob Neusner( Book )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

<DIV> Today, and historically, religions often seem to be intolerant, narrow-minded, and zealous. But the record is not so one-sided. In Religious Tolerance in World Religions, numerous scholars offer perspectives on the "what" and "why" traditions of tolerance in world religions, beginning with the pre-Christian West, Greco-Roman paganism, and ancient Israelite Monotheism and moving into modern religions such as Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, and Hinduism. By tolerance the authors mean "the capacity to live with religious difference, and by toleration, the theory that permits a majority religion to accommodate the presence of a minority religion." The volume is introduced with a summary of a recent survey that sought to identify the capacity of religions to tolerate one another in theory and in practice. Eleven religious communities in seven nations were polled on questions that ranged from equality of religious practitioners to consequences of disobedience. The essays frame the provocative analysis of how a religious system in its political statement produces categories of tolerance that can be explained in that system's logical context. Past and present beliefs, practices, and definitions of social order are examined in terms of how they support tolerance for other religious groups as a matter of public policy. Religious Tolerance in World Religions focuses attention on the attitude "that the 'infidel' or non-believer may be accorded an honorable position within the social order defined by Islam or Christianity or Judaism or Buddhism or Hinduism, and so on." It is a timely reference for colleges and universities and for makers of public policy. </DIV>
How the Talmud works by Jacob Neusner( Book )

15 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The theology of the halakhah by Jacob Neusner( Book )

16 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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In the aftermath of catastrophe : founding Judaism, 70 to 640 by Jacob Neusner( Book )

9 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The halakhah : historical and religious perspectives by Jacob Neusner( Book )

14 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Judaism and Christianity : new directions for dialogue and understanding( Book )

10 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A legacy of learning : essays in honor of Jacob Neusner( Book )

9 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a career spanning over fifty years, the questions that Jacob Neusner has asked and the critical methodologies he has developed have shaped the way scholars have come to approach the rabbinic literature as well as the diverse manifestations of Judaism from rabbinic times until the present. The essays collected here honor that legacy illustrating an influence that is so pervasive that scholars today who engage in the critical study of Judaism and the history of religions more generally work in a laboratory that Professor Neusner created. Addressing topics in ancient and Rabbinic Judaism, the Judaic context of early Christianity, American Judaism, World religions, and the academic study of the humanities, these essays demarcate the current state of Judiac and religious studies in the academy today
 
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World religions in America : an introduction
Alternative Names
J. ニユーズナー

J. ニユーズナー 1932-

J. ニユーズナー, 1932-2016

Jacob Neusner Amerikaans historicus

Jacob Neusner jüdischer Wissenschaftler und Rabbi

Jacob Neusner storico e teologo statunitense

Neuser, Jacob.

Neuser, Jacob 1932-

Neuser, Jacob,‏ 1932-2016

Neusner, J. 1932-

Neusner, J. 1932-2016

Neusner, Jacob

Ньюснер, Джейкоб 1932-

יעקב ניוזנר רב וחוקר אמריקאי

נוסנר, יעקב

נוסנר, יעקב ־1932

נוסנר, יעקב,‏ 1932-2016

ניוזנר, יעקב

ניוזנר, יעקב ־1932

جیکوب نیسنر

노이스너, 제이콥 1932-

뉴스너, 제이콥 1932-

ニューズナー, J.

ニューズナー, ジェイコブ

Languages
English (421)

German (11)

Hebrew (2)

Polish (1)

Covers
The way of Torah; an introduction to JudaismWorld religions in America : an introductionA Rabbi talks with Jesus : an intermillennial, interfaith exchangeJudaism and Christianity in the age of Constantine : history, Messiah, Israel, and the initial confrontationJudaism and Islam in practice : a sourcebookThe intellectual foundations of Christian and Jewish discourse : the philosophy of religious argumentThe missing Jesus : rabbinic Judaism and the New TestamentTypes of authority in formative Christianity and Judaism