Item 7518. THE TRANSFORMATION OF JUDAISM: FROM PHILOSOPHY TO RELIGION

THE TRANSFORMATION OF JUDAISM: FROM PHILOSOPHY TO RELIGION

Eugene, Or. : Wipf And Stock, 2004. Item #32808

Softbound. 8vo. 362 pages. 23 cm. Second edition. “An eminent scholar of the history of Judaism, Jacob Neusner shows in this work how Judaism changed from a philosophy to a religion between 200 and 400 C. E. 'The Transformation of Judaism' is a work both revolutionary in its method and unprecedented in its results. Comparing earlier and later sets of Judaic writings, Neusner sets forth how philosophy - abstract, elegant, orderly, and intellectual - turned into religion - tangible, down-to-earth, chaotic, and concrete. In the process, he offers an account of the birth of Judaism that has become normative. Moreover, Neusner's methodology can be applied to the study of religions other than Judaism because it examines the underpinnings of how a society sees the world (philosophy) , orders itself (politics) , and sustains itself (economics) . ” (Publishers description) . First edition published: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, 1992. Subjects: Judaism - History - Talmudic period, 10-425. Judaism and philosophy. Judaism - Essence, genius, nature. Rabbinical literature - History and criticism. Clean and fresh. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-2-26).

Price: $100.00

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