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Telling Tales: Making Sense of Christian and Judaic Nonsense: The Urgency and Basis for Judeo-Christian Dialogue

Telling Tales: Making Sense of Christian and Judaic Nonsense: The Urgency and Basis for Judeo-Christian Dialogue

Jacob Neusner

| Wipf & Stock | 2007

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Jacob Neusner, claims that Judeo-Christian dialogue is nonexistent; instead of dialoguing with one another, Christians and Jews have been exchanging monologues—parallel lines that never meet. This is because neither Christians nor Jews have viewed each other sympathetically. He proposes a new way of beginning dialogue by suggesting that Jews and Christians exchange stories in order to better understand one another.

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.).