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Arkush, Allan 1949-

Works: 6 works in 46 publications in 3 languages and 4,063 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference proceedings 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor
Classifications: B2693, 193
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Most widely held works by Allan Arkush
Moses Mendelssohn and the Enlightenment by Allan Arkush( )
16 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in English and held by 2,100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Moses Mendelssohn, the author of numerous works on natural theology and ethics, was also the first modern philosopher of Judaism. This book places 039039;s thought within the context of the Leibnizian-Wolffian school, the writings of Kant and Lessing and other major figures of the Enlightenment, and within the age-old tradition of Jewish rationalism. More than any previous treatment of this subject, it questions the extent to which Mendelssohn truly succeeded in reconciling his allegiance to the philosophy of the Enlightenment with his adherence to Judaism. -- Back cover
Moses Mendelssohn writings on Judaism, Christianity, and the Bible by Moses Mendelssohn( )
4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,071 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An English translation of key works, many never before translated, by Moses Mendelssohn, the founder of modern Jewish philosophy
Jerusalem, or, On religious power and Judaism by Moses Mendelssohn( Book )
5 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in English and German and held by 632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A translation of the famous 18th-century German treatise with introduction and detailed commentary
Perspectives on Jewish thought and mysticism ( Book )
12 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Among the important persons whose writings are examined are Maimonides, Gersonides, Abraham Abulafia, Mendelssohn, Leo Strauss, and Altmann himself
Origins of the Kabbalah by Gershom Scholem( Book )
8 editions published between 1987 and 1991 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
One of the most important scholars of our century, Gershom Scholem (1897-1982) opened up a once esoteric world of Jewish mysticism, the Kabbalah, to concerned students of religion. The Kabbalah is a rich tradition of repeated attempts to achieve and portray direct experiences of God: its twelfth-and thirteenth-century beginnings in southern France and Spain are probed in Origins of the Kabbalah, a work crucial in Scholem's oeuvre. The book is a contribution not only to the history of Jewish medieval mysticism but also to the study of medieval mysticism in general and will be of interest to
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English (44)
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