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Neusner, Jacob 1932-2016

Overview
Works: 2,357 works in 7,990 publications in 4 languages and 200,971 library holdings
Genres: Introductions  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Sources  Conference papers and proceedings  Comparative studies  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Other, Honoree, Author of introduction, Compiler, Interviewer, 340, Scribe
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Most widely held works by Jacob Neusner
Rabbinic narrative : a documentary perspective by Jacob Neusner( )

38 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 3,928 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Each Rabbinic document, from the Mishnah through the Bavli, defines itself by a unique combination of indicative traits of rhetoric, topic, and particular logic that governs its coherent discourse. But narratives in the same canonical compilations do not conform to the documentary indicators that govern in these compilations, respectively. They form an anomaly for the documentary reading of the Rabbinic canon of the formative age. To remove that anomaly, this project classifies the types and forms of narratives and shows that particular documents exhibit distinctive preferences among those types. This detailed, systematic classification of Rabbinic narrative supplies these facts concerning the classification of narratives and their regularities: 1 what are the types and forms of narrative in a given document? 2 how are these distinctive types and forms of narrative distributed across the canonical documents of the formative age, the first six centuries C.E.? The answers for the documentary preferences are in Volumes One through Three, for the Mishnah-Tosefta, the Tannaite Midrash-compilations, and Rabbah-Midrash-compilations, respectively. Volume Four then sets forth the documentary history of each of the types of Rabbinic narrative, including the authentic narrative, the ma'aseh and the mashal. How the traits of the several types of narratives shift as the respective types move from document to document is spelled out in complete detail. This project opens an entirely new road toward the documentary analysis of Rabbinic narrative. It fills out an important chapter in the documentary hypothesis of the Rabbinic canon in the formative age
World religions in America : an introduction by Jacob Neusner( Book )

27 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at the various religions in the United States and how they shape American life
Comparing religions through law : Judaism and Islam by Jacob Neusner( )

24 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 2,573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comparing Religions Through Law offers a ground- breaking study which compares these two religions through shared dominant structures. In the case of Judaism and Islam the dominant structure is law. Comparing Religions Through Law presents an innovative and sometimes controversial study of the comparisons and contrasts between the two religions and offers an example of how comparative religious studies can provide grounds for mutual understanding
A Rabbi talks with Jesus : an intermillennial, interfaith exchange by Jacob Neusner( )

29 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and held by 2,118 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
Jewish and Christian doctrines : the classics compared by Jacob Neusner( )

19 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 2,041 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Judaism and Islam in practice : a sourcebook by Jacob Neusner( )

21 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,019 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 reader's guide to the Talmud by Jacob Neusner( )

17 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 1,931 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The theology of the halakhah by Jacob Neusner( )

17 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 1,894 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The intellectual foundations of Christian and Jewish discourse : the philosophy of religious argument by Jacob Neusner( )

19 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and held by 1,837 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( )

14 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,779 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

48 editions published between 1900 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,762 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rites of passage - Myths - Classical Judiasm
The four stages of rabbinic Judaism by Jacob Neusner( )

18 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 1,761 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
Invitation to the Talmud; a teaching book by Jacob Neusner( Book )

47 editions published between 1973 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 1,751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The theology of the oral Torah : revealing the justice of God by Jacob Neusner( )

16 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 1,650 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 Mishnah in contemporary perspective( )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in English and held by 1,646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the past thirty years, the Mishnah has taken its place as a principal focus in the academic study of religion and of Judaism. Many university scholars have participated in the contemporary revolution in the description, analysis, and interpretation of the Mishnah. Nearly all the publishing scholars of the academy who are now at work are represented in this project. Both essential volumes present a broad selection of approaches to the study of the Mishnah. What they prove in diverse ways is that the Mishnah defines the critical focus of the study of Judaism. It is a document that rewards study in the academic humanities"--publisher's website
When Judaism and Christianity began : essays in memory of Anthony J. Saldarini( )

22 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

15 editions published in 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

19 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and held by 1,545 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
In the aftermath of catastrophe : founding Judaism, 70 to 640 by Jacob Neusner( )

10 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Judaism and Christianity : new directions for dialogue and understanding by Alan J Avery-Peck( )

10 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Top scholars in Judaic and Christian studies treat the interrelationship between Judaism and Christianity, reflecting on how the two faiths have related to and been shaped by each other as they evolved in shared historical and cultural contexts, even as each has maintained its own distinctive ideologies and beliefs
 
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The reader's guide to the Talmud
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World religions in America : an introductionComparing religions through law : Judaism and IslamA Rabbi talks with Jesus : an intermillennial, interfaith exchangeJewish and Christian doctrines : the classics comparedJudaism and Islam in practice : a sourcebookThe reader's guide to the TalmudThe theology of the halakhahThe intellectual foundations of Christian and Jewish discourse : the philosophy of religious argument
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

Neusner, Jacob, 1932-

Нойзнер, Джейкоб

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 (477)

Hebrew (2)

Spanish (1)

Polish (1)