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The Talmudic Anthology in three Volumes: II. God: Issues of Theology

Neusner, Jacob

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Frankfurt: Peter Lang, 1995. Hard Cover no DJ. 8vo, 325pp. A very nice copy with clean, crisp tight pages; no markings. Rear endpaper has slight crease on top corner. Book Condition: New, no DJ. Bookseller Inventory # 3556

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Title: The Talmudic Anthology in three Volumes: II....

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This anthology sets forth, in three volumes, a selection of Talmudic discussions of problems of enduring social importance. Utilizing the categories that uniformly serve in the description, analysis, and interpretation of a religion that sets forth a theory of the social order, in this case, a Judaism, we ask about how the Talmud of Babylonia discusses topics concerning Torah, God, and Israel. Those categories in their native and classical setting speak of 1! God's 2! revealing the Torah 3! to Israel the holy people. These categories may be represented by the secular words 1! ethos, 2! ethics, and 3! ethnos. They correspond, in a religious system, to the world view, way of life, and social entity. In each case, there is an introduction to a discussion, which specifies how the ancient sages address an issue of acute contemporary consequence. The way in which the Talmud presents its authors' ideas on issues that concern humanity in the twenty-first century is laid out in the Talmud's own language and idiom.

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The Author: Jacob Neusner is one of the leading scholars of ancient Judaism. He is Distinguished Research Professor of Religious Studies at the University of South Florida, Tampa, Life Member of Clare Hall, Cambridge University, Visiting Professor of Religion at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, and Member of the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton.

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