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Author Berger, Michael S

Title Rabbinic Authority
Published New York : Oxford University Press, 1998


Description 1 online resource (241 pages)
Contents Contents; Introduction; ONE: The Domains of Divine Revelation and Rabbinic Activity and Their Relationship; Part I: Institutional Authority of the Talmudic Sages; TWO: "The Judge in Charge at the Time": Rabbinic Authority as Divine Command; THREE: The Sages as the Sanhedrin; FOUR: Ordination: Standing in the Sandals of Moses; Part II: Personal Qualities of the Talmudic Sages; FIVE: The Rabbis as Experts; SIX: The Divinely Guided Sages; Part III: Rabbinic Authority as Authority Transformed; SEVEN: The Authority of Publicly Accepted Practice; EIGHT: The Authority of Texts
NINE: Rethinking Authority: Interpretive Communities and Forms of LifeConclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z
Summary Examines the nature and sources of the authority accorded in Judaism to the Sages of the first five centuries CE, whose statements serve as the basis for Halakhah (Jewish law). Berger critiques the notion of their authority, the assumptions undergirding it and the implications that follow
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 205-213) and index
Notes English
Print version record
SUBJECT Talmud -- Evidences, authority, etc.
Talmud -- Inspiration
Bible. Old Testament -- Criticism, interpretation, etc., Jewish -- History
Bible. Old Testament fast
Talmud fast
Subject Tannaim.
Rabbis -- Office.
Rabbinical literature -- History and criticism
Tradition (Judaism)
Authority -- Religious aspects
Rabbinical literature
Rabbis -- Office
Tradition (Judaism)
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 97036779
ISBN 9780195352719