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Rabbinic authority

Author: Michael S Berger
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1998.
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Examines the nature and sources of the authority accorded in Judaism to the Sages of the first five centuries CE, whose statements serve as the basis for Halakhah (Jewish law). Berger critiques the  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael S Berger
ISBN: 0195122690 9780195122695
OCLC Number: 37588458
Description: xii, 226 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: The Domains of Divine Revelation and Rabbinic Activity and Their Relationship --
Institutional Authority of the Talmudic Sages --
"The Judge in Charge at the Time": Rabbinic Authority as Divine Command --
The Sages as the Sanhedrin --
Ordination: Standing in the Sandals of Moses --
Personal Qualities of the Talmudic Sages --
The Rabbis as Experts --
The Divinely Guided Sages --
Rabbinic Authority as Authority Transformed --
The Authority of Publicly Accepted Practice --
The Authority of Texts --
Rethinking Authority: Interpretive Communities and Forms of Life.
Responsibility: Michael S. Berger.
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