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Halakhic Theology: A Sourcebook (Studies in Judaism)

ISBN13: 9780761833840
ISBN: 0761833846
Binding: Paperback
List Price: $53.0
Publisher: University Press Of America
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Pages: 334
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Laws, or Halakhah, and narratives, or Aggadah, comprises the Torah. Halakhah, normative law, makes the same statement in terms of behavior that Aggadah, in its systematic and abstract mode, makes in terms of beliefs. The Halakhic theology focuses on the interior existence of Israelite. In this sourcebook, author Jacob Neusner derives from details of legal expositions some of the Halakhah's theological propositions, in order to show how normative laws of conduct express the narrative monotheism of the Torah. An introductory overview of the Halakhic theological program, seen through topical expositions of law, briefly compares Halakhic texts with Aggadic theological programs.