A Theological Commentary to the Midrash: Ruth Rabbah and Esther Rabbah I (Studies in Judaism 6th Revised edition)
By: Jacob Neusner (author)Hardback
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This theological commentary to the Rabbinic Midrash explores a simple proposition, in three parts: I. The reading of Scripture by principal parts of the Rabbinic Midrash is formed by compositions and composites that are animated by a cogent theological system. II. These primary components of the Midrash-compilations, further, are in part aimed at systematic demonstrations of theorems of a theological character. III. While forming a principal part of a large theological structure and system, each document is unique.
Jacob Neusner is Research Professor of Religion and Theology at Bard College and Senior Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Theology at Bard as well. He also is a Member of the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton NJ, and Life Member of Clare Hall, Cambridge University, in England.
Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Introduction Chapter 3 Part I: Ruth Rabbah Chapter 4 Ruth Rabbah: The Pethihta' ot Chapter 5 Ruth Rabbah Parashah One Chapter 6 Ruth Rabbah Parashah Two Chapter 7 Ruth Rabbah Parashah Three Chapter 8 Ruth Rabbah Parashah Four Chapter 9 Ruth Rabbah Parashah Five Chapter 10 Ruth Rabbah Parashah Six Chapter 11 Ruth Rabbah Parashah Seven Chapter 12 Ruth Rabbah Parashah Eight Chapter 13 The Rabbinic Theology Not of, But in, Ruth Rabbah. And What Does Ruth Rabbah Contribute to the Theology of Rabbinic Judaism? Chapter 14 Appendix One: How Theological are Ruth Rabbah Parashah Two and Parashah Seven? Chapter 15 Part II: Esther Rabbah I Chapter 16 Esther Rabbah I. The Petihta' ot Chapter 17 Esther Rabbah I Parashah One Chapter 18 Esther Rabbah I Parashah Two Chapter 19 Esther Rabbah I Parashah Three Chapter 20 Esther Rabbah I Parashah Four Chapter 21 Esther Rabbah I Parashah Five Chapter 22 Esther Rabbah I Parashah Six Chapter 23 The Rabbinic Theology Not of, but in, Esther Rabbah I. And What Does Esther Rabbah I Contribute to the Theology of Rabbinic Judaism? Chapter 24 Appendix Two: How Theological are the Petihta' ot and Parashah Four of Esther Rabbah I
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