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Medieval Jewish Philosophy

Original Anthology (Jewish Philosophy, Mysticism & the History of Ideas)

by Steven T. Katz

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Published by Arno Press .
Written in English


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Number of Pages400
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Open LibraryOL7477056M
ISBN 100405122357
ISBN 109780405122354

Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Medieval Jewish Philosophy and Its Literary Forms Hardcover Book at the best online prices at . To write a book that's accessible to a wide audience, assuming no prior knowledge of Judaism or medieval thought, that contributes new insights to the academic community, and constitutes an intellectual history of Jewish thought from Isaac Israeli () all the way to Baruch Spinoza (), including an important backward glance to Philo (b. 25 BCE), and to do so in a book .

  The Book of Job in Medieval Jewish Philosophy, by Robert Eisen. New York: Oxford University Press, pp. $ This is a good idea for a book, and it is well executed throughout. Eisen takes six thinkers, some very well known, others less so, and examines their views on the enigmatic Book of Job. Maimonides’ stance on the creation of the world has attracted considerable debate over the centuries. Those who arrived at the conclusion that Maimonides maintains an essentially Aristotelian picture of divine governance of the world, and presents an esoteric position on all the theological issues in which God is regarded as playing a personal role in human affairs, could .

  This book offers an in-depth study of prophecy in the thought of seven of the leading medieval Jewish philosophers: R. Saadiah Gaon, R. Judah Halevi, Maimonides, Gersonides, R. Hasdai Crescas, R. Joseph Albo and Baruch Spinoza. Read "Medieval Jewish Philosophy" by Isaac Husik available from Rakuten Kobo. The philosophical movement in mediæval Jewry was the result of the desire and the necessity, felt by the leaders of Jewi Brand: Books on Demand.


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"Robert Eisen's The Book of Job in Medieval Jewish Philosophy is the first attempt to evaluate the rich and fascinating tradition of Job exegesis in medieval Jewish philosophy. With clarity and insight, Eisen shows how six Jewish philosophers grappled with the challenging enigmas of the Book Cited by: In their discussion of medieval Jewish philosophy, the essays also deal of necessity with earlier Arabic philosophy and with Aristotle.

Other than Nadler, the only author in this volume with whom I was familiar was Melamed and his challenging book on Spinoza's metaphysics, Spinoza's Metaphysics: Substance and Thought/5(2).

This page contains a list of the best books on Medieval philosophy. Just to be clear, there is no single best book on Medieval philosophy. The best book for you will depend on your preferred learning style and the amount of time that you want to spend reading about Medieval philosophy.

An page scholarly overview is unlikely to be best for someone Medieval Jewish Philosophy book. Spinoza and Medieval Jewish Philosophy book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. Over the last two decades there has been an increas /5(1).

Judaism - Judaism - Jewish philosophy: The term Jewish philosophy refers to various kinds of reflection engaged in by persons identified as Jews. At times, as in the Middle Ages, this meant any methodical and disciplined thought pursued by Jews, whether on general philosophical subjects or on specifically Judaic themes.

In other eras, as in modern times, concentration on. The philosophical movement in medi&#;val Jewry was the result of the desire and the necessity, felt by the leaders of Jewish thought, of reconciling two apparently independent sources of truth. In the middle ages, among Jews as well as among Christians and Mohammedans, the two sources of Author: Isaac Husik.

Medieval Jewish philosophers have been studied extensively by modern scholars, but even though their philosophical thinking was often shaped by their interpretation of the Bible, relatively little attention has been paid to them as biblical interpreters.

In this study, Robert Eisen breaks new ground by analyzing how six medieval Jewish philosophers approached the Book of Job. No single person had as great an impact on Jewish thought as did Moses Maimonides (). In addition to his tremendous accomplishments in the fields of philosophy and law, Maimonides was thoroughly versed in the sciences of his day, and the sciences were fully integrated into his view of Judaism; indeed, Maimonides' outlook was guided in large part by.

The first significant Jewish philosopher is recognized as Philo (ca 13 BC - 45/50 AD), who lived in Alexandria, Egypt. His biblical commentaries (written in Greek) powerfully influenced Christian philosophy; in fact, Philo is considered the forerunner of "biblical exegesis," a Christian tradition of critically explaining and interpreting scripture/5.

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 aspects of this literature. The author, however, is concerned with exegesis qua exegesis.

He offers a close examination of commentaries on Job written by six major thinkers:. Editorial Reviews. That the title of this book clearly signals the multiculturalism and pluralism of medieval thought is to its credit.

The book is organized in five sections: an opening section looks at Greco-Roman sources, and each of the remaining four sections treats a major linguistic or cultural grouping in medieval thought: Byzantine, Jewish, Latin, and : Bloomsbury Academic.

When medieval Jewish philosophy is analyzed as a socially constructed practice, it emerges as nuanced, complex, compelling, and meaningful, inviting Jews and non-Jews to appreciate it anew. " (Hava Tirosh-Samuelson, author of The Legacy of Hans Jonas: Judaism and the Phenomenon of Life) "This well-written, accessible collection demonstrates a.

From Philo of Judea to Maimonides and beyond, medieval Jewish philosophy created an outstanding, unbroken tradition. Jewish thinkers worked to square Biblical faith with the demands of reason; their efforts to understand the individual in relation to God and to the human community powerfully foreshadowed contemporary problems.

Many Early Medieval Jewish philosophers (from the 8th Century to end of the 9th Century) were particularly influenced by the Islamic Persian Mu'tazilite philosophers: they denied all limiting attributes of God and were champions of God's unity and justice.

Over time, the Ancient Greek Aristotle came to be thought of as the philosopher par excellence among Jewish thinkers. The contributors to this collected work consider Jewish philosophy in the medieval period, when new genres and forms of written expression were flourishing in the wake of renewed interest in ancient philosophy.

Many medieval Jewish philosophers were highly accomplished poets, for example, and made conscious efforts to write in a poetic style.

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Medieval Jewish philosophy. New York: Arno Press, (OCoLC) Named Person: Baḥya ben Joseph ibn Paḳuda; Baḥya ben Joseph ibn Paḳuda; Baḥya ben Joseph ibn Paḳuda.

Jewish philosophers since ancient times have explained the system of mitzvot, and individual commandments, in terms that made sense to their contemporaries. Rabbi Isaacs explains the need to offer a rationale for the mitzvot as a response to the hostility or curiosity of non-Jews.

In many times and. JPH Jewish Ethics 3 credits Jewish perspectives on philosophical and concrete ethical questions; readings may range from Rabbinic to medieval and modern. JPH or H Suffering and Evil 3 credits The problem and definition of evil as understood in Talmudic literature and medieval and modern Jewish philosophy.

JPH Jewish Eschatology. Over the last two decades there has been an increasing interest in the influence of medieval Jewish thought upon Spinoza's philosophy. The essays in this volume, by Spinoza specialists and leading scholars in the field of medieval Jewish philosophy, consider the various dimensions of the rich, important, but vastly under-studied relationship between Spinoza and earlier Jewish 5/5(1).

Abraham ibn Ezra, the subject of this Cologne doctoral dissertation, is a lesser-known figure in the history of Jewish philosophy in medieval Spain, his dates placing him roughly after Ibn Gabirol and before Moses Maimonides. ↳ Medieval Jewish Philosophy ↳ “O People of the Book”: The Relationship between Islam and Judaism as seen through Classical Sources ↳ Introduction to Jewish-Christian Relations: From Sour Grapes to Sacrament ↳ Gabriel Urwitz Course in Modern Jewish History: From Messianism to Nationalism: Major Trends in Jewish Culture, Medieval Jewish Philosophy An Introduction.

By Lavinia Cohn-Sherbok, Dan Cohn-Sherbok an attempt is made to place these thinkers in an historical context and describe their contributions to the history of Jewish medieval thought in simple and lucid terms. The book is directed to students enrolled in Jewish studies courses as well as to.Medieval Jewish Philosophy.

by Lavinia Cohn-Sherbok,Dan Cohn-Sherbok. Routledge Jewish Studies Series. Share your thoughts Complete your review. Tell readers what you thought by rating and reviewing this book. Rate it * You Rated it *Brand: Taylor And Francis.