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Take Judaism, for Example: Studies toward the Comparison of Religions

Take Judaism, for Example: Studies toward the Comparison of Religions

Jacob Neusner

| Wipf & Stock | 2003

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Jacob Neusner evaluates the cultural history of Judaism, beginning with ancient times and continuing to the modern day, and compares Jewish culture with other religions. He focuses on such topics as storytelling, worship, and music. By describing Judaism as a cultural system, Neusner explains how the religious aspects of Judaism have played a part in culture throughout history.

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.).