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Title: * Intellectual Foundations of Christian and Jewish Discourse: The Philosophy of Religious Argument
Author: Neusner, Jacob
Additional Authors or Contributors: Bruce Chilton
Publisher: Routledge/Taylor & Francis; Publication Date: 1997
Paperback; ISBN: 9780415153997
Volumes: 1; Pages: 200
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The Intellectual Foundations of Christian and Jewish Discourse is a unique and controversial analysis of the genesis and evolution of Judeo-Christian intellectual thought. Jacob Neusner and Bruce Chilton argue that the Judaic and Christian heirs of Scripture adopted, and adapted to their own purposes, Greek philosophical modes of thought, argument and science.
Intellectual Foundations of Christian and Jewish Discourse explores how the earliest intellectuals of Christianity and Judaism shaped a tradition of articulated conflict and reasoned argument in the search for religious truth and focuses especially on methods of discourse in the Judaic and Christian intellectual and literary traditions.
Table of Contents
PART ONE: Confronting Conflict, Articulating Disagreement in a Reasoned Setting
1. Confronting Conflict in the Mishnah
2. Confronting Conflict in the Letters of Paul
3. Conducting Dialectical Argument in the Talmud
4. Conducting Dialectical Argument in Origen
PART TWO: Seeking Truth, The Character of the Arguments
5. Arguments from Natural History in the Mishnah and in Leviticus Rabbah
6. Arguments From Nature Irenaeus
7. Arguments From Social History: Paradigmatic Thinking in Ruth Rabbah, Pesiqta Derab Kahana, and Genesis Rabbah
8. Arguments From Social History: Paradigmatic Thinking in Augustine