Perspectives on Maimonides: Philosophical and Historical Studies

Perspectives on Maimonides: Philosophical and Historical Studies

by Joel L. Kraemer, Lawrence V. Berman
     
 

Leading scholars have combined forces to produce this volume on the philosophy and legal views of Moses Maimonides (1138-1204) and the historical context in which he worked. The philosophical section examines Maimonides' ethical doctrine; his paradoxical life-style; his Guide of the Perplexed; his attitude to mysticism; his use of language; and his theory of astronomy… See more details below

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Leading scholars have combined forces to produce this volume on the philosophy and legal views of Moses Maimonides (1138-1204) and the historical context in which he worked. The philosophical section examines Maimonides' ethical doctrine; his paradoxical life-style; his Guide of the Perplexed; his attitude to mysticism; his use of language; and his theory of astronomy. The legal section deals with law and medicine; the relation of Maimonides' legal thought to the Talmud; his doctrine of a just war; and his theory of redemption and Messianism. The history section examines Maimonides' accession to the position of head of the Jewish community in its historical context, the time of the rise of the 'Ayyubid dynasty under Saladin.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780197100714
Publisher:
International Specialized Book Services
Publication date:
08/30/1995
Series:
Littman Library of Jewish Civilization
Pages:
342

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