Chapters in the Formative History of Judaism: Historical theology, the canon, constructive theology and other problems. Third series

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University Press of America, 2009 - Religion - 166 pages
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This collection of five essays and two book reviews draws on a half-year of work, from mid-2008 to early 2009. The collection begins with historical theological essays: one on the apologetics of Judaism, the other on its soteriology. Both were written in response to invitations to contribute to collections of historical theology. The second set of two essays deals with the canon of Rabbinic Judaism. This is The Jack Chester Memorial Lecture to the Tenth Anniversary Celebration of the Sue and Leonard Miller Center for Contemporary Judaic Studies at the University of Miami. Two brief reviews complete the collection of six months of work.

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Contents

The Restorationist Soteriology in Formative Judaism
31
The Rabbinic Canon
113
Sifre to Numbers and Sifre Zutta to Numbers
125
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Jacob Neusner is Distinguished Service Professor of the History and Theology of Judaism and Senior Fellow, Institute of Advanced Theology at Bard College. He is a Life Member of Clare Hall, Cambridge University, and member of the Institute of Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey. He holds nine honorary degrees, fourteen academic medals and other awards, and has published more than a thousand books.

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