Judaism When Christianity Began: A Survey of Belief and Practice (Paperback)
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Short Description for Judaism When Christianity Began Rabbinic Judaism emerged, along with Christianity, from antiquity and has formed the classical statement of Judaism to the present day. This book gives an introductory, systematic and holistic account of the theology and practice of Judaism during its formative period.
- Published: 01 September 2002
- Format: Paperback 270 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780664225278 ISBN 10: 0664225276
- Sales rank: 669,301
Full description for Judaism When Christianity Began
In this book, Jacob Neusner gives an introductory, systematic, and holistic account of the theology and practice of Rabbinic Judaism, which emerged, along with Christianity, from antiquity and formed the classical statement of Judaism to the present day. He offers a description of beliefs and practices, theology as expressed in mythic narratives, and norms of ritual and symbolic behavior. Neusner also discusses: revelation and scripture, the doctrine of God, the definition of the holy, the chain of tradition embodied in the story of the written and oral Torah, the intervention of God in history through miracles, sacred space, atonement and repentance, death and afterlife, and art and symbol in Judaism.