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The Book of Job in Medieval Jewish Philosophy

Robert Eisen

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195171532
eISBN:
9780199785162
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171532.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This book analyzes the history of the interpretation of the book of Job by medieval Jewish exegetes. The scholarship on medieval Jewish thought has focused largely on the systematic philosophical ... More


Maimonides

Menachem Kellner

in Dogma in Medieval Jewish Thought: From Maimonides to Abravanel

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113218
eISBN:
9781800340374
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113218.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter shows that, in order to counteract perverted habits of thought and in order to perfect halakhic observance among the Jewish people of his age, Moses Maimonides, consciously adapting ... More


Material and Mystical Worldviews

Yoel H. Kahn

in The Three Blessings: Boundaries, Censorship, and Identity in Jewish Liturgy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195373295
eISBN:
9780199893294
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195373295.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Rabbinic commentators repeatedly debated not only the correct formulation of the blessings but also when and how to say them. Moses Maimonides and Moses Cordovero exemplify the opposing perspectives ... More


Maimonides’ Critique of the Jewish Culture of his Day

Menachem Kellner

in Maimonides’ Confrontation with Mysticism

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113294
eISBN:
9781800340381
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113294.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter discusses how Moses Maimonides expressed a vision of Judaism as a remarkably naturalist religion of radical responsibility. His Judaism is a religion in which concrete behaviour serves ... More


On First Looking into Maimonides’ Guide

Ralph Lerner

in Naïve Readings: Reveilles Political and Philosophic

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226353296
eISBN:
9780226353326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226353326.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Moses Maimonides’ Guide of the Perplexed poses a formidable challenge to any reader, however qualified. While one might earnestly wish to be guided to a better grasp of Judaism, to the difference ... More


The Avicennan Heritage

Jon McGinnis

in Avicenna

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195331479
eISBN:
9780199868032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331479.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Prior to Avicenna, philosophy in Arabic-speaking lands was identified with a Neoplatonized Aristotelianism; however, after him it was Avicenna’s philosophical vision that came to dominate, which ... More


Maimon's Medieval Desire: The Hesheq Shelomo

in The Radical Enlightenment of Solomon Maimon: Judaism, Heresy, and Philosophy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804751360
eISBN:
9780804767682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804751360.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Drawing on his unpublished Hebrew manuscript, Hesheq Shelomo, this chapter examines Solomon Maimon's philosophy in the context of his concept of philosophical and theological perfectionism. It also ... More


Maharam of Padua versus Giustiniani: Mishneh Torah

Neil Weinstock Netanel and David Nimmer

in From Maimonides to Microsoft: The Jewish Law of Copyright Since the Birth of Print

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780195371994
eISBN:
9780190456658
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195371994.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Legal History, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

Meir Katzenellenbogen, an esteemed rabbi in Padua, decided to print a new edition of Moses Maimonides’s classic codification of Jewish law, the twelfth-century Mishneh Torah. After preliminary ... More


What, Not Who, Is a Jew: Halevi–Maimonides in Those Days, Rabbi Aviner and Rabbi Kafih in Our Day

Menachem Kellner

in Reinventing Maimonides in Contemporary Jewish Thought

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764951
eISBN:
9781800343344
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764951.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter explores the view that Jews and non-Jews are distinguished by some inborn, metaphysical quality that is widespread in contemporary Judaism in Orthodox circles. It illustrates the debate ... More


The Imitation of God: Maimonides on the Active and the Contemplative Life

Diana Lobel

in The Quest for God and the Good: World Philosophy as a Living Experience

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153157
eISBN:
9780231527019
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153157.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter examines Moses Maimonides's philosophical reflections on active life and contemplative life. Maimonides struggles to reconcile the contemplative and the active ways of life. He accepts ... More


The Harmony of Reason and Revelation: Augustine and Maimonides on Good and Evil

Diana Lobel

in The Quest for God and the Good: World Philosophy as a Living Experience

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153157
eISBN:
9780231527019
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153157.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter examines the approaches of the Christian thinker Augustine of Hippo and the Jewish thinker Moses Maimonides to the nature of good and evil. Both Augustine and Maimonides draw on ... More


Rethinking Jewish Philosophy: Beyond Particularism and Universalism

Aaron W. Hughes

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199356812
eISBN:
9780199358199
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199356812.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Philosophy of Religion

The term “Jewish philosophy” is, in many ways, a paradox. Is it theology or is it philosophy? Is it a philosophical way of understanding Judaism, or a Jewish way of understanding philosophy? Does it ... More


Perspectives on Maimonides: Philosophical and Historical Studies

Joel L. Kraemer (ed.)

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780197100714
eISBN:
9781800340404
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780197100714.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This is a book 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 ... More


Isaac Abravanel

Menachem Kellner

in Dogma in Medieval Jewish Thought: From Maimonides to Abravanel

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113218
eISBN:
9781800340374
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113218.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter takes a look at Rabbi Isaac Abravanel (1437–1508). He was the last medieval Jewish thinker systematically and extensively to deal with the question of the principles of Judaism. Indeed, ... More


The Radical Enlightenment of Solomon Maimon: Judaism, Heresy, and Philosophy

Abraham P. Socher

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804751360
eISBN:
9780804767682
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804751360.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

With extraordinary chutzpa and deep philosophical seriousness, Solomon ben Joshua of Lithuania renamed himself after his medieval intellectual hero, Moses Maimonides. Solomon Maimon was perhaps the ... More


Dogma in Medieval Jewish Thought: From Maimonides to Abravanel

Menachem Kellner

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113218
eISBN:
9781800340374
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113218.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This is a book on history of ideas which traces the development of creed formation in Judaism from its inception with Moses Maimonides (1138–1204) to the beginning of the sixteenth century when ... More


Introduction

Joel L. Kraemer (ed.)

in Perspectives on Maimonides: Philosophical and Historical Studies

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780197100714
eISBN:
9781800340404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780197100714.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This introductory chapter provides an overview of Moses Maimonides’ discourse. Was the ideal of human perfection theoretical or practical? For Maimonides, it appears, the ultimate vision vouchsafed ... More


Corporeality and the Glory of the Infinite in the Philosophy of Levinas

Edith Wyschogrod

in Crossover Queries: Dwelling with Negatives, Embodying Philosophy's Others

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226061
eISBN:
9780823235148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226061.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter examines why Moses Maimonides and Thomas Aquinas thought that sensory images fail to convey the meaning of transcendence and why they thought that, by ... More


The Making of a Movement

Elisha Russ-Fishbane

in Judaism, Sufism, and the Pietists of Medieval Egypt: A Study of Abraham Maimonides and His Times

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198728764
eISBN:
9780191795497
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198728764.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Islam

Chapter 1 analyzes the origins of the Egyptian Jewish pietist movement in the late twelfth and early thirteenth centuries and the scope of its activities and communal impact. In response to other ... More


Introduction

Menachem Kellner

in Dogma in Medieval Jewish Thought: From Maimonides to Abravanel

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113218
eISBN:
9781800340374
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113218.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This introductory chapter describes briefly and generally the Muslim, Jewish, and Karaite background against which Moses Maimonides (1138–1204) elaborated his principles. It first explains why ... More


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