How Not to Study Judaism: Parables, rabbinic narratives, rabbis' biographies, rabbis' disputes

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University Press of America, 2004 - Religion - 314 pages
In How Not to Study Judaism, Examples and Counter-Examples, Jacob Neusner presents a collection of essays and book reviews that identify the wrong way of conducting the academic study of Judaism. Pointing readers toward the right way to pursue the academic study of Judaism, Nuesner's focus is on the study of the literature of Judaism and the culture of the Jewish community.
 

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Contents

Information Without Knowledge Clemens Thoma on the Parable
3
The Parable Mashal A Documentary Approach
11
How Not To Study Rabbinic Narratives And How To Study Them
37
Aimless Anthologizing Jeffrey L Rubenstein on Narrative
39
Folklore in Rabbinic Theological Context HasanRokem on Folk Narratives
45
RABBINIC NARRATIVE Documentary Perspectives on the Mishnahs and the Toseftas Maasim
59
RABBINIC NARRATIVE Documentary Perspectives on the Authentic Narrative in Lamentations Rabbah
87
RABBINIC NARRATIVE Documentary Perspectives on the SageStory in The Fathers According to Rabbi Nathan Text A
127
Can We Write a Talmudic Rabbis Life GoshenGottsteins Yes and No
177
Biography in Rabbinic Judaism The Rabbinic Counterpart to Biography Episodes as Paradigms
179
How Not To Represent Rabbis Disputes And How To Represent Them
205
Representing the Talmuds Keith Hopkins on Rabbinic Disputes Seth Schwartz on Yerushalmi Translation
207
Disputes in Rabbinic Judaism
229
Debates in Rabbinic Judaism
249
Halakhic Dialectics
275
Copyright

How Not To Study Rabbis Biographies And How To Study Them
175

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Jacob Neusner is Research Professor of Religion and Theology and Senior Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Theology at Bard College. He also is a Member of the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey, and Life Member of Clare Hall, Cambridge University, England.

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