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Neusner, Jacob 1932-

Works: 2,566 works in 6,622 publications in 12 languages and 181,996 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Introductions  Sources  Conference proceedings  Encyclopedias  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Other, Author of introduction, Honoree, Interviewer, Scribe
Classifications: BM535, 296.18
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World religions in America : an introduction ( Book )
21 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 2,643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Looks at the various religions in the United States and how they shape American life
Rabbinic narrative a documentary perspective by Jacob Neusner( )
20 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 2,502 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
Comparing religions through law Judaism and Islam by Jacob Neusner( )
18 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 2,112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 studies can lead to mutual understanding
A rabbi talks with Jesus by Jacob Neusner( )
47 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 11 languages and held by 2,091 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( )
18 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 1,965 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Invitation to the Talmud; a teaching book by Jacob Neusner( Book )
30 editions published between 1973 and 2003 in English and Hebrew and held by 1,803 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The way of Torah; an introduction to Judaism by Jacob Neusner( Book )
39 editions published between 1970 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rites of passage - Myths - Classical Judiasm
The reader's guide to the Talmud by Jacob Neusner( )
12 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 1,619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This systematic introduction to the Talmud of Babylonia (Bavli) seeks to answer basic questions of form: how is this a coherent document? How do we make sense of the several languages in which it is written? What are the principal parts of the complex writing?
Judaism and Islam in practice a sourcebook by Jacob Neusner( )
14 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 1,533 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
Judaism and Christianity in the age of Constantine history, Messiah, Israel, and the initial confrontation by Jacob Neusner( )
23 editions published between 1987 and 2007 in English and held by 1,481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
With the conversion of Constantine in AD 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 Judaismthe meaning of history, the coming of the Messiah, and the political identity of Israe
The missing Jesus rabbinic Judaism and the New Testament by Bruce Chilton( )
13 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
How can Jesus said to be "missing"? References to Jesus are not missing, but rather a dimension of his identity. This text demonstrates that in order for us to understand Jesus and his influence, we need to see him within the context of the Judaism that was his own natural environment
The theology of the halakhah by Jacob Neusner( )
12 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 1,450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this work Neusner argues that the law of normative Judaism, the Halakhah, viewed whole, with its category-formations read in logical sequence, tells a coherent story. He demonstrates that details of the law contribute to making a single statement
The encyclopedia of Judaism ( Book )
39 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 1,375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"With more than 100 lengthy essays, this exceptional work on Judaism covers more than its historical framework. The Encyclopedia of Judaism provides complete and accurate coverage of Judaism--everything from its history, beliefs, and observances, from the beginning to modern times. It is an excellent source written by scholars."--"Outstanding Reference Sources," American Libraries, May 2001
The intellectual foundations of Christian and Jewish discourse the philosophy of religious argument by Jacob Neusner( )
14 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 1,369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This provocative volume provides a unique and controversial analysis of the genesis and evolution of Judaeo-Christian intellectual thought
How the Talmud works by Jacob Neusner( )
12 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Bavli, or Talmud of Babylonia, the foundation-document of Judaism, its law, theology, and exegesis of Scripture, sets forth an orderly world, resting on reason and tested by rationality. This work covers the problem of the Bavil's intellectual cogency and formal coherence
Performing Israel's faith narrative and law in rabbinic theology by Jacob Neusner( )
4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
If law alone yields legalism, then religious belief, by itself, fails to create justice. In Performing Israel's Faith, Jacob Neusner shows how Jewish Halakhah (law) and Aggadah (narrative) fit together to form a robust and coherent covenant theology-one directly concerned about this world. Neusner's careful and thorough examination of several key issues within rabbinic Judaism-the nations, idolatry, sin, repentance, and atonement- demonstrates that neither Halakhah nor Aggadah can be fully and rightly understood when the two are isolated from each other. Performing Israel's Faith thus effectiv
The halakhah historical and religious perspectives by Jacob Neusner( )
10 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The essays gathered here systematically investigate the religious meaning of the normative law of Judaism, with reference to the concept of time and history that is embodied by the law
The four stages of rabbinic Judaism by Jacob Neusner( )
12 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 1,300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This concise yet comprehensive volume provides a lucid introduction to the genesis and development of Rabbinic Judaism
The theology of the Oral Torah revealing the justice of God by Jacob Neusner( )
14 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 1,292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The Theology of the Oral Torah demonstrates the cogency and inner rationality of the classical statement of Judaism in the Oral Torah, bringing a theological assessment to bear on the whole of rabbinic literature. Jacob Neusner shows how the proposition that God is One and all-powerful but also merciful and just defines the system and structure of rabbinic Judaism. 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 by Alan J Avery-Peck( )
18 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 1,243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This second volume of a two-part project on the Mishnah displays a broad selection of approaches to the study of the Mishnah in the contemporary academy. The work derives from Israel, North America, and Europe and shows the intellectual vitality of scholarship in all three centers of learning. What these articles show in diverse ways is that the Mishnah forms a critical focus of the study of Judaism. The authors of these studies represent the best of contemporary scholarship on the Mishnah. Because of the many viewpoints included here, this is the most representative selection of contemporary Mishnah-study available in any collection in a Western language
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Alternative Names
J. ニユーズナー 1932-
Neuser, Jacob.
Neuser, Jacob 1932-
Neusner, J. 1932-
Neusner, Jacob
Ньюснер, Джейкоб 1932-
נוסנר, יעקב ־1932
ניוזנר, יעקב ־1932
ニューズナー, J
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