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Religions in Antiquity: Essays in Memory of Erwin Ramsdell Goodenough

Religions in Antiquity: Essays in Memory of Erwin Ramsdell Goodenough

Jacob Neusner

| Wipf & Stock | 2004

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Written in honor of professor Erwin Ramsdell Goodenough, former religious history professor and editor of the Journal of Biblical Literature, these essays contribute to the critical discussion of concerns to Goodenough during his lifetime, including the presence of God in biblical religion, the concept of the Messiah, and obedience to the Torah.

Author Bio

Jacob Neusner (1932–2016) was a preeminent scholar of ancient Judaism and one of the most published authors ever, with more than 900 original volumes to his name. He was educated at Harvard University, the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, the University of Oxford, and Yale University. He was research professor of theology and senior fellow of the Institute of Advanced Theology at Bard College. Neusner’s work has been highly influential, if sometimes controversial. He pioneered applying “form criticism” to Rabbinic texts, and aimed at a humanistic and academic reading of ancient Jewish literature.

Nesuner’s works include the Jacob Neusner Jewish Studies Bundle (99 vols.).