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Book: Islam and the Tyranny of Authenticity

Chapter: Jacob Neusner Meets Islamic Studies

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.25135


If the goal of chapter two was to show how the issues in Islamic religious are not unique, but indicative of larger debates within the academic study of religion, chapter 5 offers another exemplum, this time from the field of Jewish studies, and focuses on the work, motivations, and relevance of the work of Jacob Neusner. Neusner, a scholar of Jewish studies, did more than anyone to bring the academic study of Jewish data into sync with the conversations happening within the larger context of the humanities.

Chapter Contributors

  • Aaron Hughes ( - aaronhughes) 'University of Rochester'