Questions and Answers: Intellectual Foundations of Judaismby Jacob Neusner
Jacob Neusner addresses the fundamental questions students of the Bible, Judaism, or world religions often pose about the literature,
What is rabbinic Judaism? Was Jesus a Jew by the definition of Judaism? What is Midrash? When and how did rabbinic Judaism recognize Christianity as a separate religion? What is Reform Judaism? Orthodox Judaism? Conservative Judaism?
Jacob Neusner addresses the fundamental questions students of the Bible, Judaism, or world religions often pose about the literature, history, religion, and theology of Rabbinic Judaism. Here are the recurring questions asked of this renowned Jewish scholar during forty years of lecturing to non-Jewish students at countless Protestant and Roman Catholic schools--plus a few questions he wished they had asked. His clear, succinct answers feature portions of rabbinic texts drawn from the rich tradition of Judaism, and include supplementary readings.
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Meet the Author
Jacob Neusner is research professor of religion and theology at Bard College and senior fellow of the Institute of Advanced Theology at Bard College. He has published more than eight hundred books and innumerable articles, and he is editor of The Dictionary of Judaism in the Biblical Period and the three-volume Encyclopaedia of Judaism. He has also served as president of the American Academy of Religion and was appointed as a member of the National Council on the Humanities and the National Council on the Arts.
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