The Intellectual Foundations of Christian and Jewish Discourse: The Philosophy of Religious Argument

Routledge (1997)
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.
Keywords Jewish law Interpretation and construction  Theology History  Midrash History and criticism  Dialectic  Reasoning  Judaism Christianity  Christianity and other religions Judaism
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Call number BM503.7.N478 1997
ISBN(s) 0415153980
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