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Jacob Neusner

Entries by Jacob Neusner

Three Religions, One God

(955) Comments | Posted March 26, 2011 | 9:29 PM

The three monotheist religious traditions, Judaism, Christianity and Islam, have more in common than in contention. All three believe God is one, unique, concerned with humanity's condition. Each takes up the narrative of the others' -- Christianity and Islam carrying forward the story begun in the Hebrew scriptures of ancient...

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The Costs of Jewish Studies Endowments

(2) Comments | Posted October 13, 2010 | 2:00 PM

The flourishing of Jewish studies at secular American universities in recent decades is a remarkable and profoundly important development. As students return to their college campuses, it is not only those who attend Yeshiva University, Hebrew Union College or the Jewish Theological Seminary who will have access to high-level teaching...

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What Happens When You Call a Professor Infallible? Lessons from Pope Benedict XVI

(183) Comments | Posted July 13, 2010 | 6:11 PM

The best joke I ever made up was when I told someone at the gym where I work out, who had challenged my opinion about the New York Yankees versus the New York Mets, "Don't try to argue with me. I'm a professor -- I'm always right!" Unfortunately, he didn't...

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