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Neusner, Jacob 1932-

Overview
Works: 2,169 works in 7,379 publications in 7 languages and 192,655 library holdings
Genres: History  Introductions  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Sources  Book reviews  Conference papers and proceedings  Comparative studies  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Other, Honoree, Author of introduction, Interviewer, Scribe
Classifications: BM503.5, 296
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jacob Neusner
World religions in America : an introduction( Book )

22 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 1,797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at the various religions in the United States and how they shape American life
Invitation to the Talmud; a teaching book by Jacob Neusner( Book )

36 editions published between 1973 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 1,780 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

47 editions published between 1970 and 2004 in English and held by 1,758 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rites of passage - Myths - Classical Judiasm
A Rabbi talks with Jesus : an intermillennial, interfaith exchange by Jacob Neusner( Book )

49 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,018 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 )

23 editions published between 1987 and 2007 in English and Undetermined 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
Comparing religions through law : Judaism and Islam by Jacob Neusner( Book )

20 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

18 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 463 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
Ancient Judaism : debates and disputes by Jacob Neusner( Book )

10 editions published in 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

18 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This provocative volume provides a unique and controversial analysis of the genesis and evolution of Judaeo-Christian intellectual thought
The missing Jesus : rabbinic Judaism and the New Testament by Bruce Chilton( Book )

13 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

16 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 307 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 )

20 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

16 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 241 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( Book )

16 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 227 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 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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When Judaism and Christianity began : essays in memory of Anthony J. Saldarini( Book )

19 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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How the Talmud works by Jacob Neusner( Book )

15 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 162 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 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

14 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The documentary history of Judaism and its recent interpreters( Book )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The result for the history of Judaism of a documentary reading of the Rabbinic canonical sources illustrates the working of that hypothesis. It is the first major outcome of that hypothesis, but there are other implications, and a variety of new problems emerge from time to time as the work proceeds. In the recent past, Neusner has continued to explore special problems of the documentary hypothesis of the Rabbinic canon. At the same time, Neusner notes, others join in the discussion that have produced important and ambitious analyses of the thesis and its implications. Here, Neuser has collected some of the more ambitious ventures into the hypothesis and its current recapitulations. Neusner begins with the article written by Professor William Scott Green for the Encyclopaedia Judaica second edition, as Green places the documentary hypothesis into the context of Neusner's entire oeuvre. Neuser then reproduces what he regards as the single most successful venture of the documentary hypothesis, contrasting between the Mishnah's and the Talmuds' programs for the social order of Israel, the doctrines of economics, politics, and philosophy set forth in those documents, respectively. Then come the two foci of discourse: Halakhah or normative law and Aggadah or normative theology. Professors Bernard Jackson of the University of Manchester, England and Mayer Gruber of Ben Gurion University of the Negev treat the Halakhic program that Neusner has devised, and Kevin Edgecomb of the University of California, Berkeley, has produced a remarkable summary of the theological system Neusner discerns in the Aggadic documents. Neusner concludes with a review of a book by a critic of the documentary hypothesis
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
World religions in America : an introduction
Alternative Names
J. ニユーズナー

J. ニユーズナー 1932-

Jacob Neusner Amerikaans historicus

Jacob Neusner jüdischer Wissenschaftler und Rabbi

Jacob Neusner storico e teologo statunitense

Neuser, Jacob.

Neuser, Jacob 1932-

Neusner, J. 1932-

Neusner, Jacob

Ньюснер, Джейкоб 1932-

נוסנר, יעקב

נוסנר, יעקב ־1932

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 (433)

German (10)

French (4)

Polish (3)

Swedish (2)

Italian (2)

Hebrew (2)

Covers
Invitation to the Talmud; a teaching bookThe way of Torah; an introduction to JudaismA Rabbi talks with Jesus : an intermillennial, interfaith exchangeJudaism and Christianity in the age of Constantine : history, Messiah, Israel, and the initial confrontationComparing religions through law : Judaism and IslamJudaism and Islam in practice : a sourcebookAncient Judaism : debates and disputesThe intellectual foundations of Christian and Jewish discourse : the philosophy of religious argument