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The Resource Maimonides : life and thought, Moshe Halbertal ; translated from the Hebrew by Joel Linsider

Maimonides : life and thought, Moshe Halbertal ; translated from the Hebrew by Joel Linsider

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Maimonides : life and thought
Title
Maimonides
Title remainder
life and thought
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Moshe Halbertal ; translated from the Hebrew by Joel Linsider
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  • eng
  • heb
  • eng
Summary
"Maimonides was the greatest Jewish philosopher and legal scholar of the medieval period, a towering figure who has had a profound and lasting influence on Jewish law, philosophy, and religious consciousness. This book provides a comprehensive and accessible introduction to his life and work, revealing how his philosophical sensibility and outlook informed his interpretation of Jewish tradition. Moshe Halbertal vividly describes Maimonides's childhood in Muslim Spain, his family's flight to North Africa to escape persecution, and their eventual resettling in Egypt. He draws on Maimonides's letters and the testimonies of his contemporaries, both Muslims and Jews, to offer new insights into his personality and the circumstances that shaped his thinking. Halbertal then turns to Maimonides's legal and philosophical work, analyzing his three great books--Commentary on the Mishnah, the Mishneh Torah, and the Guide of the Perplexed. He discusses Maimonides's battle against all attempts to personify God, his conviction that God's presence in the world is mediated through the natural order rather than through miracles, and his locating of philosophy and science at the summit of the religious life of Torah. Halbertal examines Maimonides's philosophical positions on fundamental questions such as the nature and limits of religious language, creation and nature, prophecy, providence, the problem of evil, and the meaning of the commandments. A stunning achievement, Maimonides offers an unparalleled look at the life and thought of this important Jewish philosopher, scholar, and theologian." -- Publisher's description
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Biography type
contains biographical information
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DLC
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Halbertal, Moshe
Index
index present
LC call number
B759.M34
LC item number
H3513 2014
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Linsider, Joel A.
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  • Maimonides, Moses
  • Maimonides, Moses
  • Maimonides, Moses
  • Jüdische Philosophie
  • Jüdische Theologie
  • Jüdisches Recht
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Maimonides : life and thought, Moshe Halbertal ; translated from the Hebrew by Joel Linsider
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Moses the man -- The Commentary on the Mishnah, the book of commandments, and the philosophy of Halakhah -- Ethics and belief in the Commentary on the Mishnah -- What is Mishneh Torah? -- Philosophy and Halakhah in Mishneh Torah -- Mishneh Torah and the conceptual understanding of Halakhah -- The Guide of the perplexed and its critique of religious language -- The Guide of the perplexed: will or wisdom?
Control code
829446169
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 385 pages
Isbn
9780691158518
Lccn
2013008398
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)829446169
Label
Maimonides : life and thought, Moshe Halbertal ; translated from the Hebrew by Joel Linsider
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Moses the man -- The Commentary on the Mishnah, the book of commandments, and the philosophy of Halakhah -- Ethics and belief in the Commentary on the Mishnah -- What is Mishneh Torah? -- Philosophy and Halakhah in Mishneh Torah -- Mishneh Torah and the conceptual understanding of Halakhah -- The Guide of the perplexed and its critique of religious language -- The Guide of the perplexed: will or wisdom?
Control code
829446169
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 385 pages
Isbn
9780691158518
Lccn
2013008398
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)829446169

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