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Making Gods Word Work: A Guide to the Mishnah Jacob Neusner

Making Gods Word Work: A Guide to the Mishnah

Jacob Neusner

Published January 22nd 2004
ISBN : 9781441197207
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The central theme of Making Gods Word Work is that through the rules and norms of the Mishnah, and beneath their surface, is a governing theological pattern which both defines the detail relating to social conduct and brings to the fore a coherentMoreThe central theme of Making Gods Word Work is that through the rules and norms of the Mishnah, and beneath their surface, is a governing theological pattern which both defines the detail relating to social conduct and brings to the fore a coherent system of analysis, thought and argument. Making Gods Word Work will be of interest not only to students of Judaica or those who practice Judaism, but also to students of the history of religions and of comparative religion. Additionally, the book will fascinate philosophers, theologians, literary critics and humanists in general for its remarkable insights into a way of discursive analysis and rigorous argumentation that is without parallel among the foundation documents of the great world religions.