Christian Faith and the Bible of Judaism: The Judaic Encounter with Scripture

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William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1987 - Religion - 205 pages
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Jacob Neusner, scholar and author on Jewish literature, history, and religion, believes that Jews and Christians do well to seek in their encounter with the teachings of the living God the wisdom, imagination, and insight of the ages. "In this book," he writes in the preface, "I want to contribute some modest measure of my own faith, Judaism, as that faith may add to the faith of our Christian neighbors, for all of us now dwell together in the new catacomb, the darkness of disdain for our common faith in one God, creator of heaven and earth, judge of all humankind. This is a book of religous faith." --From publisher's description.

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Christians tend to read the Old Testament (the Hebrew Bible) as a prefiguration of the New Testament; Jews, as Neusner shows, see it in a radically different way. In this work, aimed at Christian ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction to Genesis as Read in Genesis Rabbah
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There Are Things We Cannot Know from Scripture
14
Chaos and Order Nature and History
20
Copyright

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Jacob Neiisner is a distinguished research professor of religious studies at the University of South Florida, Tampa, and professor of religion at Bard College.

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