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    DescriptionImagine yourself transported two thousand years back in time to Galilee at the moment of Jesus' Sermon on the Mount. After hearing it, would you abandon your religious beliefs and ideology to follow him, or would you hold on to your own beliefs and walk away? In "A Rabbi Talks with Jesus", Jacob Neusner considers just such a spiritual journey. Placing himself within the context of the Gospel of Matthew, Neusner imagines himself in a dialogue with Jesus of Nazareth and pays him the supreme Judaic gesture of respect: making a connection with him through an honest debate about the nature of God's One Truth. Neusner explains why the Sermon on the Mount would not have convinced him to follow Jesus and why, by the criterion of the Torah of Moses, he would have continued to follow the teachings of Moses. He explores the reasons Christians believe in Jesus Christ and the Kingdom of Heaven, while Jews continue to believe in the Torah of Moses and a kingdom of priests and holy people on earth. This revised and expanded edition, with a foreword by Donald Akenson, creates a thoughtful and accessible context for discussion of the most fundamental question of why Christians and Jews believe what they believe.


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    Title
    A Rabbi Talks with Jesus
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jacob Neusner, Foreword by Donald Harman Akenson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 184
    Width: 137 mm
    Height: 206 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 181 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780773520462
    ISBN 10: 0773520465
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HRC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.1
    BIC E4L: REL
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP028
    Ingram Spring Arbor Market: Y
    Ingram Theme: RELI/CHRIST
    B&T General Subject: 690
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 02
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HRJ
    Ingram Theme: THEO/ACADEM
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 232.9
    ECPA Christian Book Category: BSTBNTJST
    Ingram Subject Code: RJ
    Ingram Theme: RELI/JUDAIC
    Libri: I-RJ
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25460
    BISAC V2.8: REL017000
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 35
    BISAC V2.8: REL070000
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 48
    BISAC V2.8: REL040000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: REL067040
    B&T Approval Code: A13422800
    DC22: 232.9/06, 232.906
    LC classification: BM620 .N48 2000
    Thema V1.0: QRM, QRJ
    Edition
    Revised
    Edition statement
    Revised edition
    Publisher
    McGill-Queen's University Press
    Imprint name
    McGill-Queen's University Press
    Publication date
    01 April 2000
    Publication City/Country
    Montreal
    Review quote
    "After the Gospel writers and the apostle Paul, the author most quoted in Pope Benedict XVI's new book is Rabbi Jacob Neusner, a U.S. professor of religion and theology. In his book, Jesus of Nazareth, released April 16 in Italian, German and Polish, Pope Benedict joined the literary dialogue that Rabbi Neusner invented for himself in his 1993 book, A Rabbi Talks With Jesus." Catnolic News Service "A tour de force and very, very moving." Jonathan Sacks, Chief Rabbi of Great Britain Praise for the previous edition: "By far the most important book for the Jewish-Christian dialogue in the last decade. The absolute honesty, the precision of analysis, the union of respect for the other party with carefully grounded loyalty to one's own position characterize the book and make it a challenge especially to Christians, who will have to ponder the analysis of the contrast between Moses and Jesus." Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger (now Pope Benedict XVI) "Neusner here makes a contribution to Jewish-Christian understanding that is as lively as it is unusual ... To listen in as he talks with Matthew's Jesus is to get a surer sense of the real issues on this important front of interreligious dialogue." Schubert M. Ogden, Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University