Lives of Great Religious Books: The Talmud: A Biography

Editor/Author Wimpfheimer, Barry Scott
Publication Year: 2018
Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 978-0-691-16184-6
Category: Religion & Theology - Judaism
Image Count: 9
Book Status: Pending
Predicted Release Month: March 2020
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An incomparable introduction to a work of literature that has lived a full and varied life, this accessible book shows why the Talmud is at once a received source of traditional teachings, a touchstone of cultural authority, and a powerful symbol of Jewishness for both supporters and critics.

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Table of Contents

  • ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
  • PROLOGUE: THE TALMUD—ESSENTIAL, ENHANCED, AND EMBLEMATIC
  • Gestation and Birth (Essential Talmud Part One)
  • Anatomy (Essential Talmud Part Two)
  • Election: How the Talmud's Discourse Developed (Enhanced Talmud)
  • Rivals, Naysayers, Imitators, and Critics (Emblematic Talmud)
  • Golden Old Age: Talmud in Modernity—Three Stories