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Perspectives on Jewish thought and mysticism : proceedings of the International Conference held by the Institute of Jewish studies, University College London, 1994, in celebration of its fortieth anniversary : dedicated to the memory and academi c legacy of its founder Alexander Altman

Author: Alfred L Ivry; Elliot R Wolfson; Allan Arkush; Institute of Jewish Studies (London, England)
Publisher: Amsterdam : Harwood Academic Publishers, ©1998.
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This collection of writings comes as a tribute to one of the leading scholars of Judaic studies in the 20th century, Alexander Altmann. The essays presented touch upon the many areas of Professor  Read more...

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Named Person: Alexander Altmann
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alfred L Ivry; Elliot R Wolfson; Allan Arkush; Institute of Jewish Studies (London, England)
ISBN: 9057021943 9789057021947
OCLC Number: 613913801
Description: xx, 507 p. : ill., port., facsims. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Maimonides on women - formless matter or potential prophet?, Abraham Melamed; on the limited-omniscience interpretation of Gersonides' theory of divine knowledge, Charles H. Manekin; prophecy and perception in Isaac Abravanel, Seymour Feldman; mystical rationalization and the commandments in the prophetic Kabbalah Abraham Abulafia, Elliot R. Wolfson; contemporary Hanad and the paradox of redemption, Naftali Loewenthal; Mainomides and Mendelssohn on the origins of idolatry, the election of Israel and the oral law, Lawrence Kaplan; ideological differences over the status of the Kehilla - the Jewish community in the age of emancipation, Jacob Katz.
Responsibility: edited by Alfred L. Ivry, Elliot R. Wolfson, Allan Arkush.
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"A valuable and complete bibliography of Altermann's extensive publications, enhances the worth of this commendable volume."<br>-Stephen D. Benin of University of Memphis <br>

 
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