- This topic is empty.
November 30, 2020 at 9:23 pm #113251John DuffGuest
The Mind of the Talmud
An Intellectual History of the Bavli
by David Kraemer
- Author: David Kraemer
- Language: english
- Release date: December 6, 1990
- Genres: jewish
- ISBN: 9780195062908 (0195062906)
- Format: hardcover, 240 pages
- Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
About The Book
This critical study traces the development of the literary forms and conventions of the Babylonian Talmud, or Bavli, analyzing those forms as expressions of emergent rabbinic ideology. The Bavli, which evolved between the third and sixth centuries in Sasanian Iran (Babylonia), is the most comprehensive of all documents produced by rabbinic Jews in late antiquity. It became the authoritative legal source for medieval Judaism, and for some its opinions remain definitive today. Kraemer here examines the characteristic preference for argumentation and process over settled conclusions of the Bavli. By tracing the evolution of the argumentational style, he describes the distinct eras in the development of rabbinic Judaism in Babylonia. He then analyzes the meaning of the disputational form and concludes that the talmudic form implies the inaccessibility of perfect truth and that on account of this opinion, the pursuit of truth, in the characteristic talmudic concern for rabbinic process, becomes the ultimate act of rabbinic piety.
Paperback ebook The Mind of the Talmud by David Kraemer download PocketBook on Books-a-Million. Online The Mind of the Talmud buy. TXT book The Mind of the Talmud David Kraemer read online for reader on Barnes & Noble. FB2 book The Mind of the Talmud. EPUB The Mind of the Talmud by David Kraemer read on Kindle.
PDF ebook The Mind of the Talmud download on Amazon. MP3 ebook The Mind of the Talmud David Kraemer buy cheap for iPhone. MOBI book The Mind of the Talmud on Kobo. Hardcover The Mind of the Talmud. Hardback The Mind of the Talmud David Kraemer download Android on Walmart.