Talmud Torah: Ways to God's Presence Through Learning - An Exercise in Practical Theology

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This is a work of practical theology, a book not about Judaism but of Judaism. Talmud Torah does two things. First, in its pages, which highlight representative sources of the Oral Torah of Judaism, readers study about studying the Torah, which Rabbinic Judaism put forth as the way to God's presence. Second, text by text, readers find that they study Torah everywhere, following the Torah that was set forth by the masters of the normative writings of Rabbinic Judaism. The focus throughout is on text-study, which makes possible both studying about the Torah and the concrete act of studying Torah.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761821762
  • Publisher: The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
  • Publication date: 4/1/2002
  • Series: Studies in Judaism Series
  • Pages: 146
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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 as well. He also is a Member of the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton NJ, and Life Member of Clare Hall, Cambridge University, in England.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Introduction: Why Did I Write this Book, and for Whom? Chapter 3 Meeting God in the Torah: The Tradition of Sinai Chapter 4 Meeting God in Torah-Study Chapter 5 What is the Torah's Main Point Chapter 6 What Do We Mean by "Torah"? Chapter 7 Values: What Does the Torah Value? Chapter 8 The Torah and Israel, God's First Love Chapter 9 Meeting God in the Torah: The Encounter in History Chapter 10 Meeting God in the Torah: The Encounter in Love Chapter 11 Epilogue: What Now? Chapter 12 Appendix: The Classical Books of the Oral Torah

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