Judaic and Christian Visions of the Social Order: Describing, Analyzing and Comparing Systems of the Formative Age

Judaic and Christian Visions of the Social Order: Describing, Analyzing and Comparing Systems of the Formative Age


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780761856351
Publisher: UPA
Publication date: 09/06/2011
Series: Jacob Neusner Series: Religion/Social Order Series
Pages: 388
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Jacob Neusner is distinguished service professor of the history and theology of Judaism and senior fellow with the Institute of Advanced Theology at Bard College. He is a member of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey, and a life member of Clare Hall, Cambridge University. He holds nine honorary degrees and fourteen academic medals, along with other awards. He has published more than a thousand books. Bruce D. Chilton is the Bernard Iddings Bell Professor of Philosophy and Religion at Bard College, executive director of the Institute of Advanced Theology, and rector of the Church of St. John the Evangelist. His books include: Rabbi Jesus, Rabbi Paul, Mary Magdalene, Abraham's Curse, The Cambridge Companion to the Bible, The Way of Jesus, and The Targums (with Paul Flesher). Alan J. Avery-Peck is Kraft-Hiatt Professor of Judaic Studies and chair of the Department of Religious Studies at the College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Massachusetts. Specializing in Jewish history and religion in the first six centuries C.E., his work includes The Encyclopedia of Religious and Philosophical Writings in Late Antiquity: Pagan, Judaic, Christian (co-edited with Jacob Neusner).

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Foreword: How Does Religion Imagine Society?
Ancient Israel
Chapter 2. From the Repertoire of the Hebrew Bible: Visions of the Social Order
Chapter 3. Enoch's Vague Visions of a Future Social Order; Foils to its Vivid Portrayals of the Present Chaos
Chapter 4. Visions of the Social Order: The Qumran Library
Chapter 5. Through Greek Eyes: Jewish "Theocracy" and "State of the Wise"
Chapter 6. Philo's Constructs of Social Order
Chapter 7. The Mishnah and Concepts of the Social Order
Chapter 8. The Social Vision of Rabbinic Judaism
Chapter 9. Torah and Culture: H. Richard Niebuhr's Christ and Culture after Fifty Years: A Judaic Response
Chapter 10. Six People You Meet in the Synagogue: Visions of Social Order in Early Rabbinic Prayer
Chapter 11. The Kingdom of God
Chapter 12. Paul's Theory of the Social Order
Chapter 13. Early Christian Martyrdom, Scripture, and Social Order
Chapter 14. Irenaeus of Lyons (130-200) Re-Imagining the Cosmos from the Perspective of the Oppressed
Chapter15. Origen's Social Vision of Christian Life
Chapter 16. Eusebius's (and Constantine's) Theory of the Political Order
Chapter 17. Augustine of Hippo (354-430): Architect of Western Christianity's Political Theology
Chapter Conclusions, Observations, and Limitations: Reflections on the Visions of the Social Order Collaborative Project

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