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Rabbinic Theology and Israelite Prophecy : Primacy of the Torah, Narrative of the World to Come, Doctrine of Repentance and Atonement, and the Systematization of Theology in the Rabbis' Reading of the Prophets - Jacob Neusner

Rabbinic Theology and Israelite Prophecy

Primacy of the Torah, Narrative of the World to Come, Doctrine of Repentance and Atonement, and the Systematization of Theology in the Rabbis' Reading of the Prophets

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Rabbinic Judaism affirms the Prophetic heritage and makes it its own. Indeed, the Rabbis of the formative age and canon of Rabbinic Judaism looked to Prophecy along with the Torah and the Writings to define and sustain their system. We may reasonably label the Judaic religious system portrayed in the Rabbinic canon as Prophetic-Rabbinic Judaism, the Judaism that the Rabbis formed in response to the Prophetic imperatives. In this book, the author shows how the Rabbis found in Prophecy a source not of contradiction but of conciliation and doctrinal validation. Rabbi Neusner answers the question, what do we learn about the Rabbinic system from its encounter with the Prophetic books? The four principal building blocks of Rabbinic theology addressed here take up symbolism, eschatology, immanental theology, and theological systematics. The fifth, Halakhah, has been addressed in The Rabbis, the Law, and the Prophets. Here, Rabbi Neusner takes up these matters and shows how the Rabbis found in Prophecy support for their fundamental principles.

The Primacy of the Torah in the Rabbinic Reading or Prophecyp. 1
The Rabbinic Doctrine of the Torahp. 1
The Dual Torahp. 4
The Primacy of the Torahp. 6
Study of the Torahp. 17
The Salvific Torahp. 36
The Rabbinic System and the Rabbis' Reading of Israelite Prophecy: The Case of the Torahp. 39
The Rabbinic Doctrine of the World to Come in Prophetic Settingsp. 41
The Rabbinic Doctrine of the World to Comep. 41
The Messiahp. 49
Resurrection of the Dead, Last Judgment: The Fate of the Individualp. 61
Return to Eden: The Fate of Corporate Israelp. 72
The Rabbinic System and the Rabbis' Reading of Israelite Prophecy. The Case of the World to Comep. 84
The Rabbinic Doctrine of Repentance and Atonement in Prophecyp. 101
The Rabbinic Doctrine of Repentance and Atonementp. 101
Repentancep. 106
Atonementp. 108
Repentance, Atonementp. 115
Atonement for Individuals' Inadvertent Sinsp. 121
The Rabbinic System and the Rabbis' Reading of Israelite Prophecy; The Case of Repentance and Atonementp. 122
How the Prophets Validated the Rabbinic Systematization of Theologyp. 129
The Challenge of Scripture and the Response of the Rabbisp. 129
Systematizing Scripturep. 132
The Rabbinic System and the Rabbis' Reading of Israelite Prophecy: The Case of the Regularization of Theologyp. 153
Conclusion; Prophetic-Rabbinic Judaismp. 154
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ISBN: 9780761838708
ISBN-10: 0761838708
Series: Studies in Judaism
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 1st October 2007
Publisher: University Press of America
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 15.4  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.27