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The Resource Theological and philosophical premises of Judaism, Jacob Neusner

Theological and philosophical premises of Judaism, Jacob Neusner

Label
Theological and philosophical premises of Judaism
Title
Theological and philosophical premises of Judaism
Statement of responsibility
Jacob Neusner
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Classical Judaism imagined the situation of the people of Israel to be unique among the nations of the earth in three aspects. The nations lived in unclean lands, contaminated by corpses and redolent of death. They themselves were destined to die without hope of renewed life after the grave. They were prisoners of secular time, subject to the movement and laws of history in its inexorable logic. Heaven did not pay attention to what they did and did not care about their conduct, so long as they observed the basic decencies mandated by the commandments that applied to the heirs of Noah, seven fundamental rules in all. That is not how Israel the holy people was conceived. The Israel contemplated by Rabbinic Judaism lived in sacred space and in enchanted time, all the while subject to the constant surveillance of an eye that sees all, an ear that hears all, and a sentient being that recalls all. Why the divine obsession with Israel? God yearned for Israel's love and constantly contemplated its conduct. The world imagined by the Rabbis situated Israel in an enchanted kingdom, a never-never land, and conceived of God as omniscient and ubiquitous. Here Neusner shows that in its generative theology, Rabbinic Judaism in its formative age invoked the perpetual presence of God overseeing all that Israelites said and did. It conceived of Israel as transcending the movement of history and living in a perpetual present tense. Israel located itself in a Land like no other, and it organized its social order in a hierarchical structure ascending to the one God situated at the climax and head of all being
Member of
Cataloging source
E7B
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1932-2016
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Neusner, Jacob
Dewey number
296.3/01
Index
index present
LC call number
BM602
LC item number
.N484 2008eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Judaism and Jewish life
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  • Judaism
  • Judaism
  • Judaism
  • Rabbinical literature
  • RELIGION
  • Judaism
  • Judaism
  • Judaism
  • Rabbinical literature
Label
Theological and philosophical premises of Judaism, Jacob Neusner
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Speech : an eye that sees, an ear that hears -- Time : considerations of temporal priority or posteriority do not enter into the Torah -- Space : the land of Israel is holier than all lands -- Analysis : hierarchical classification and the law's philosophical demonstration of monotheism -- Mixtures -- Analysis : intentionality -- Integrating the system -- Living in the kingdom of God
Control code
769188608
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 245 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781618111012
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)769188608
Label
Theological and philosophical premises of Judaism, Jacob Neusner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Speech : an eye that sees, an ear that hears -- Time : considerations of temporal priority or posteriority do not enter into the Torah -- Space : the land of Israel is holier than all lands -- Analysis : hierarchical classification and the law's philosophical demonstration of monotheism -- Mixtures -- Analysis : intentionality -- Integrating the system -- Living in the kingdom of God
Control code
769188608
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 245 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781618111012
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)769188608

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