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Perspectives On Maimonides
     

Perspectives On Maimonides

by Joel L. Kraemer (Editor)
 

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

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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, at the time of the rise of the 'Ayyubid dynasty under Saladin.

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"Surely one of the best surveys both of Maimonides and of his historical context ... an important contribution." — Oliver Leaman, Le'ela

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ISBN-13:
9781874774266
Publisher:
Littman Library of Jewish Civilization
Publication date:
01/01/2007
Series:
Library of Jewish Civilization
Pages:
342
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.72(d)

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