The guide for the perplexed

The guide for the perplexed

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by Moses Maimonides
     
 

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"With every advance in knowledge, scholars of the Middle Ages, much like scholars of the 21st century, were at a loss to explain the gap between religion and the science and philosophy of the day. In this 12th-century volume, Maimonides bridges that gap. As a result, The Guide for the Perplexed, widely considered Maimonides¿ most universal work, influenced not…  See more details below

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"With every advance in knowledge, scholars of the Middle Ages, much like scholars of the 21st century, were at a loss to explain the gap between religion and the science and philosophy of the day. In this 12th-century volume, Maimonides bridges that gap. As a result, The Guide for the Perplexed, widely considered Maimonides¿ most universal work, influenced not only Jewish scholarship but Moslem and Christian ideas as well.

Intended especially for the serious student of Judaism or medieval scholarship, this volume, here in its complete and unabridged form, is a reissue of what has long been recognized as one of the most important works of religious philosophy ever written.

Spanish Jewish philosopher and Talmudic scholar MOSES MAIMONIDES (1135¿1204) was the leading intellectual figure of medieval Judaism. In addition to his works on religious philosophy, he is the author of numerous writings on law, medicine, mathematics, and logic."

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ISBN-13:
2940019650279
Publisher:
London : George Routledge & Sons, ltd.; New York, E. P. Dutton & co.
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NOOK Book
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2 MB

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"Moses Maimonides (March 28, 1138 Cordoba, Spain - December 13, 1204 Fostat, Egypt), was a rabbi, physician, and philosopher in Andalusia, Morocco and Egypt during the Middle Ages. He was one of the various medieval Jewish philosophers who also influenced the non-Jewish world. Although his copious works on Jewish law and ethics were initially met with opposition during his lifetime, he was posthumously acknowledged to be one of the foremost rabbinical arbiters and philosophers in Jewish history. Today, his works and his views are considered a cornerstone of Jewish thought and study."

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The Guide for the Perplexed (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading) 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
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¿Guide for the Perplexed¿ is a perfect title for this book. It certainly clarified many nebulous and abstract topics that have confused studiers of the Bible for centuries such as angels and the apparent the corporeality of G-d. He goes into detail in giving the proper use of Hebrew words that pose problems to modern reading. For example, he shows what it means for G-d to ¿see¿, ¿hear¿, or ¿go down¿. The best thing about the book is that Rambam uses only logical proof to explain his theories. Therefore there is no room for doubt.
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