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Moses Maimonides

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Moses Maimonides by Herbert A. Davidson Book Summary:

Moses Maimonides (1135-1204), scholar, physician, and philosopher, was the most influential Jewish thinker of the Middle Ages. In this magisterial new biography, the work of many years, Herbert Davidson provides an exhaustive guide to Maimonides' life and works. After considering Maimonides' upbringing and education, Davidson expounds all of his voluminous writings in exhaustive detail, with separate chapters on rabbinic, philosophical, and medical texts. This long-awaited volume is destined to become the standard work on this towering figure of Western intellectual history.

Evil and Providence in Maimonides’s Guide of the Perplexed

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Evil and Providence in Maimonides’s Guide of the Perplexed by Modestus Anyaegbu Book Summary:

Maimonides’s rationalist rejection and interpretation of anthropomorphism play a major part in his reading of the problem of evil and providence in the guide of the perplexed. The debate has been on finding an explanation as to why the righteous suffer and the vicious prosper in a world under the providence of a divine Creator. The anthropomorphic bent given to the legendary case of the biblical Job has given us the concept of God as a personal agent. But confronted with the reality of his innocent suffering, this image of God leaves much to be desired. We shall argue that Maimonides’s theory of providence as consequent upon the intellect and evil as consequent upon the absence of intellectual perfection are based on the concept of God as existence. It is the absence of intellectual perfection that marks man qua animal and leaves him open to chance occurrences and evil. A Promotional Write-Up: “The present work places before us the strange position and –it must be said—a little bit shocking to us, of the great Jewish thinker on the question of providence. Only the intelligent, that is to say, the human beings who have effectively actualized their intellects and have come to an accomplished knowledge, are considered and personally protected by the Eternal. In other words, the traditional piety that is usually asked of the believers by religious authorities is not sufficient. This piety is still marked by illusion and does not procure for man the true knowledge of God which is worthy of him. The individual ought to overcome pietistic representations in order to open himself to divine truth which is accessible only through knowledge. This is what the Book of Job illustrates . . . At the time when the actuality does not cease to present before us the question of the status of religion and the religious within modernity, the attempt by Maimonides to articulate these two styles carries an indisputable force of conviction as shown with abundant evidence in the work presented by Modestus Anyaegbu.” —Jean-Michel Counet, president of the Institut Supérieur de Philosophie, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium.

Anthropology and Nature

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Anthropology and Nature by Kirsten Hastrup Book Summary:

On the basis of empirical studies, this book explores nature as an integral part of the social worlds conventionally studied by anthropologists. The book may be read as a form of scholarly "edgework," resisting institutional divisions and conceptual routines in the interest of exploring new modalities of anthropological knowledge making. The present interest in the natural world is partly a response to large-scale natural disasters and global climate change, and to a keen sense that nature matters matters to society at many levels, ranging from the microbiological and genetic framing of reproduction, over co-species development, to macro-ecological changes of weather and climate. Given that the human footprint is now conspicuous across the entire globe, in the oceans as well as in the atmosphere, it is difficult to claim that nature is what is given and permanent, while people and societies are ephemeral and simply derivative features. This implies that society matters to nature, and some natural scientists look towards the social sciences for an understanding of how people think and how societies work. The book thus opens up a space for new forms of reflection on how natures and societies are generated.

Maimonides

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Maimonides by Joel L. Kraemer Book Summary:

This authoritative biography of Moses Maimonides, one of the most influential minds in all of human history, illuminates his life as a philosopher, physician, and lawgiver. A biography on a grand scale, it brilliantly explicates one man’s life against the background of the social, religious, and political issues of his time. Maimonides was born in Córdoba, in Muslim-ruled Spain, in 1138 and died in Cairo in 1204. He lived in an Arab-Islamic environment from his early years in Spain and North Africa to his later years in Egypt, where he was immersed in its culture and society. His life, career, and writings are the highest expression of the intertwined worlds of Judaism and Islam. Maimonides lived in tumultuous times, at the peak of the Reconquista in Spain and the Crusades in Palestine. His monumental compendium of Jewish law, the Mishneh Torah, became a basis of all subsequent Jewish legal codes and brought him recognition as one of the foremost lawgivers of humankind. In Egypt, his training as a physician earned him a place in the entourage of the great Sultan Saladin, and he wrote medical works in Arabic that were translated into Hebrew and Latin and studied for centuries in Europe. As a philosopher and scientist, he contributed to mathematics and astronomy, logic and ethics, politics and theology. His Guide of the Perplexed, a masterful interweaving of religious tradition and scientific and philosophic thought, influenced generations of Christian, Muslim, and Jewish thinkers. Now, in a dazzling work of scholarship, Joel Kraemer tells the complete story of Maimonides’ rich life. MAIMONIDES is at once a portrait of a great historical figure and an excursion into the Mediterranean world of the twelfth century. Joel Kraemer draws on a wealth of original sources to re-create a remarkable period in history when Jewish, Christian, and Muslim traditions clashed and mingled in a setting alive with intense intellectual exchange and religious conflict.

Maimonides After 800 Years

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Maimonides After 800 Years by Jay Michael Harris Book Summary:

Maimonides was the most significant Jewish thinker, jurist, and doctor of the Middle Ages. The essays in this volume were written to mark the 800th anniversary of his death in 1204. Written by the leading scholars in the field, they cover all aspects of Maimonides' work and influence.

Studies in Maimonides and His Interpreters

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Studies in Maimonides and His Interpreters by Marc B. Shapiro Book Summary:

More than 800 years after his death, the figure of Moses Maimonides—rabbi, philosopher, doctor, and communal leader—continues to fascinate. Studies in Maimonides and His Interpreters unites the traditional rabbinic approach and the modern academic perspective to forge a new understanding of this iconic teacher. This groundbreaking work by Marc B. Shapiro, which includes an essay on Maimonides’ approach to superstition in rabbinic literature and features three previously unpublished letters by Rabbi Joseph Kafih, will be essential reading for scholars and students of Jewish studies.

Political Philosophy

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Political Philosophy by Richard G. Stevens Book Summary:

This book is a clear and thorough introduction to the origin, nature and course of political philosophy.

Encyclopaedia Judaica

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Encyclopaedia Judaica by Fred Skolnik,Michael Berenbaum Book Summary:

Includes more than 21,000 entries on Jewish life, culture, history, and religion, written by Israeli, American and European subject specialists.

Touro Law Review

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Maimonidean Studies

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Die Trias Des Maimonides

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Die Trias Des Maimonides by Georges Tamer Book Summary:

Jewish religion, Greek philosophy and Islamic thought mold the philosophy and theology of Maimonides and characterize his work as an excellent example of the fruitful transfer of culture in the Middle Ages. The authors show various aspects of this cultural cross-fertilization, despite religious and ethnic differences. The studies promptthoughts on a question which is important for the present and the future: How may the different religions, cultures and concepts of knowledge continue to be conveyed in synthesis? The volume publishes the lectures given at the July 2004 international congress at the occasion of the 800th anniversary of Maimonides' death.

Aestimatio

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Aestimatio by Alan Bowen,Tracey Rihll Book Summary:

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Moses Maimonides

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Moses Maimonides by Fred Rosner,Samuel S. Kottek Book Summary:

A collection of papers by twenty-one of the leading Maimonides scholars throughout the world.

Studia Judaica

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New Dictionary of Scientific Biography

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New Dictionary of Scientific Biography by Noretta Koertge Book Summary:

Also available online as part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library under the title Complete dictionary of scientific biography.

Hebraic Political Studies

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Maimonides

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Maimonides by Moshe Halbertal Book 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.

The Book Review Digest

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Cyclopaedia of Biblical, Theological, and Ecclesiastical Literature

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Cyclopaedia of Biblical, Theological, and Ecclesiastical Literature by John McClintock,James Strong Book Summary:

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Simon Dubnow, the Man and His Work

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Simon Dubnow, the Man and His Work by World Jewish Congress. French Section Book Summary:

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The Guide of the Perplexed of Maimonides

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The Guide of the Perplexed of Maimonides by Moses Maimonides Book Summary:

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Cyclopædia of Biblical, Theological, and Ecclesiastical Literature

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Cyclopædia of Biblical, Theological, and Ecclesiastical Literature by John McClintock Book Summary:

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Maimonides and the Book That Changed Judaism

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Maimonides and the Book That Changed Judaism by Micah Goodman Book Summary:

A publishing sensation long at the top of the best-seller lists in Israel, the original Hebrew edition of Maimonides and the Book That Changed Judaism has been called the most successful book ever published in Israel on the preeminent medieval Jewish thinker Moses Maimonides. The works of Maimonides, particularly The Guide for the Perplexed, are reckoned among the fundamental texts that influenced all subsequent Jewish philosophy and also proved to be highly influential in Christian and Islamic thought. Spanning subjects ranging from God, prophecy, miracles, revelation, and evil, to politics, messianism, reason in religion, and the therapeutic role of doubt, Maimonides and the Book That Changed Judaism elucidates the complex ideas of The Guide in remarkably clear and engaging prose. Drawing on his own experience as a central figure in the current Israeli renaissance of Jewish culture and spirituality, Micah Goodman brings Maimonides’s masterwork into dialogue with the intellectual and spiritual worlds of twenty-first-century readers. Goodman contends that in Maimonides’s view, the Torah’s purpose is not to bring clarity about God but rather to make us realize that we do not understand God at all; not to resolve inscrutable religious issues but to give us insight into the true nature and purpose of our lives.

Biblical Hermenutics

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Biblical Hermenutics by Milton Spenser Terry Book Summary:

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Index to Jewish Periodicals

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Index to Jewish Periodicals by N.A Book Summary:

An author and subject index to selected and American Anglo-Jewish journals of general and scholarly interests.

The Chief Works of Benedict de Spinoza: Introduction. Tractatus theologico-politicus. Tractatus politicus.- v.2. De intellectus emendatione. Ethica. Correspondence (abridged)

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The Chief Works of Benedict de Spinoza: Introduction. Tractatus theologico-politicus. Tractatus politicus.- v.2. De intellectus emendatione. Ethica. Correspondence (abridged) by Benedictus de Spinoza Book Summary:

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A Cyclopædia of Biblical Literature

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A Cyclopædia of Biblical Literature by John Kitto,William Lindsay Alexander Book Summary:

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A Maimonides Reader

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A Maimonides Reader by Moses Maimonides Book Summary:

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Moses Maimonides' Two Treatises on the Regimen of Health

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Moses Maimonides' Two Treatises on the Regimen of Health by Moses Maimonides Book Summary:

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The World of Moses Maimonides

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The World of Moses Maimonides by Jacob Samuel Minkin Book Summary:

"Chronology of the life and works of Moses Maimonides": p. 428-431. Bibliography: p. 432-434. Bibliographical references included in "Notes" (p. 435-440).

The Guide for the Perplexed

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The Guide for the Perplexed by Moses Maimonides Book Summary:

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كتاب السموم والتحرز من الادوية القتالية

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كتاب السموم والتحرز من الادوية القتالية by Moses Maimonides Book Summary:

Written in 1199, this text became a popular reference in the Arabic speaking world. This is the first critical edition of the Arabic version of the text & includes also criticism based on medieval Hebrew & Lation versions as well as a glossary of materia medica & technical terms.

Leo Strauss on Maimonides

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Leo Strauss on Maimonides by Leo Strauss Book Summary:

Leo Strauss is widely recognized as one of the foremost interpreters of Maimonides. His studies of the medieval Jewish philosopher led to his rediscovery of esotericism and deepened his sense that the tension between reason and revelation was central to modern political thought. His writings throughout the twentieth century were chiefly responsible for restoring Maimonides as a philosophical thinker of the first rank. Yet, to appreciate the extent of Strauss’s contribution to the scholarship on Maimonides, one has traditionally had to seek out essays he published separately spanning almost fifty years. With Leo Strauss on Maimonides, Kenneth Hart Green presents for the first time a comprehensive, annotated collection of Strauss’s writings on Maimonides, comprising sixteen essays, three of which appear in English for the first time. Green has also provided careful translations of materials that had originally been quoted in Hebrew, Arabic, Latin, German, and French; written an informative introduction highlighting the original contributions found in each essay; and brought references to out-of-print editions fully up to date. The result will become the standard edition of Strauss’s writings on Maimonides.

Moses Maimonides, 1135-1204

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Moses Maimonides, 1135-1204 by Isidore Epstein Book Summary:

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Moses Maimonides' Treatise on Asthma

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Moses Maimonides (Rambam)

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Moses Maimonides (Rambam) by Moses Maimonides,Max Felshin Book Summary:

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