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Isaac Abravanel on miracles, creation, prophecy, and evil : the tension between medieval Jewish philosophy and biblical commentary

Author: Alfredo Fabio Borodowski
Publisher: New York : P. Lang, ©2003.
Series: Studies in biblical literature, v. 53.
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Named Person: Isaac Abravanel; Yiṣḥāq Abravanêl; Isaac Abravanel
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alfredo Fabio Borodowski
ISBN: 0820462365 9780820462363
OCLC Number: 50291144
Description: xvi, 241 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: The Cyclical Character of Abravanel's Political and Intellectual Life --
Abravanel's Cultural Milieu --
Abravanel's Impact Upon Jewish Scholarship --
Abravanel as a Philosopher-Exegete --
The Relevance of the Supernatural as a Case Study --
The Concept of a Miracle: The Possible and the Impossible --
The Concept of Possible and Impossible in Medieval Jewish Philosophy --
The Possible and Impossible in Abravanel's Philosophical System --
Conclusions: The Unifying Principles of Omnipotence --
The Possible Cases of the Impossible --
Creation Ex-Nihilo and the Proof from Language --
Imagination and Intellect as Measures of the Impossible --
Creation as the Archetypal Miracle --
Naturalistic and Anti-Naturalistic Doctrines of Creation and Miracles --
The Relative Nature of Induction --
Miracles and Causality: The Muslim Connection --
The Case of the Fire --
The Deceiving Power of Observation --
The Possibility of a Non-Burning Fire --
The Hidden Burner --
Induction and a Miraculous Exception --
The Impossible Nature of Inference --
The Possible Nature of Possibility: The Possible as Active, Independent and Imaginary --
Possibility as Inherent in the Agent --
Passive Possibilities as Mental Constructions --
The Particular Character of Natural Generation --
Summary and Conclusions: Possibility as an Equivocal Term --
Miracles and the Possibility of Ex-Nihilo Creation --
Abravanel: Miracles as Unnatural Irruptions --
Gersonides: Miracles as a Natural Anomaly --
Abravanel's Rejection of Gersonides' Severance of Miracles and Creation.
Series Title: Studies in biblical literature, v. 53.
Responsibility: Alfredo Fabio Borodowski.
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