The Theological Foundations of Rabbinic Midrash
Ulmer, Rivka, Shofar
The Theological Foundations of Rabbinic Midrash, by Jacob Neusner. Studies in Judaism. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 2006. 342 pp. $44.00.
In order to analyze the theological foundations of Rabbinic Midrash Jacob Neusner utilizes the concept of category-formations. These category-formations transform facts into the higher category of knowledge. Knowledge within this context is then mediated into theological propositions. The rabbinic engagement with the written text of the Hebrew Bible ("Scripture") is based upon a theological system that stimulated the creation of midrashic activity. This book sets forth the principal components of this theological system and the …
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Publication information: Article title: The Theological Foundations of Rabbinic Midrash. Contributors: Ulmer, Rivka - Author. Journal title: Shofar. Volume: 26. Issue: 1 Publication date: Fall 2007. Page number: 235+. © Not available. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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