Limit search to available items
Book Cover
Author Wasserman, Mira Beth

Title Jews, Gentiles, and Other Animals : the Talmud After the Humanities
Published Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc., 2017


Description 1 online resource (327 pages)
Series Divinations: Rereading Late Ancient Religion
Divinations: Rereading Late Ancient Religion
Contents Frontmatter -- Contents -- A Note on Sources, Usage, and Transliteration -- Introduction -- 1. The Sense of a Beginning -- 2. Jews, Gentiles, and Other Animals -- 3. Leaky Vessels -- 4. Ethics and Objects -- 5. The Last Laugh -- Notes -- Index -- Acknowledgments
Summary In Jews, Gentiles, and Other Animals, Mira Beth Wasserman undertakes a close reading of Avoda Zara, arguably the Babylonian Talmud's most scandalous tractate. According to Wasserman, Avoda Zara is where this Talmud joins the humanities in questioning what it means to be a human
Notes In English
Print version record
SUBJECT Talmud. Avodah zarah -- Criticism, Textual
Talmud. Avodah zarah -- Criticism, interpretation, etc
Talmud. Avodah zarah. fast (OCoLC)fst01359316
Subject Gentiles in rabbinical literature.
Theological anthropology -- Judaism.
Judaism -- Relations.
RELIGION -- Judaism -- General.
RELIGION -- Judaism -- Talmud.
Gentiles in rabbinical literature.
Interfaith relations.
Theological anthropology -- Judaism.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780812294088