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Socratic TorahNon-Jews in Rabbinic Intellectual Culture$
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Jenny R. Labendz

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199934560

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199934560.001.0001

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Socratic Torah

Jenny R. Labendz

Oxford University Press

This introduction begins with a contextualization of this study's approach to rabbinic dialogues with others, including refutations of a number of extant objections to this approach. It then introduces the significance of Socratic Torah for our understanding of rabbinic epistemology and rabbinic identity. Finally, this chapter addresses the social and cultural contexts of Socratic Torah as well as several relevant methodological issues.

Keywords:   epistemology, dialogues, rabbinic identity

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