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Science in the bet midrash : studies in Maimonides

Author: Menachem Marc Kellner
Publisher: Brighton, MA : Academic Studies Press, 2009.
Series: Emunot : Jewish philosophy and Kabbalah.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores the religious thought of Moses Maimonides (1138-1204), one of the most influential Jews of the last thousand years. While covering many aspects of his religious philosophy, these essays  Read more...

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Kellner, Menachem Marc, 1946-
Science in the bet midrash.
Brighton, MA : Academic Studies Press, 2009
(OCoLC)608574490
Online version:
Kellner, Menachem Marc, 1946-
Science in the bet midrash.
Brighton, MA : Academic Studies Press, 2009
(OCoLC)616624541
Named Person: Moses Maimonides; Moses Maimonides; Moses Maimonides
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Menachem Marc Kellner
ISBN: 9781934843215 1934843210
OCLC Number: 312096703
Description: 392 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Part I. Approaches to the study of Maimonides --
Introduction to part one, Approaches to the study of Maimonides --
Reading Rambam-approaches to the interpretation of Maimonides --
Strauss' Maimonides vs. Maimonides' Maimonides : could Maimonides have been both enlightened and Orthodox? --
The literary character of the Mishneh Torah : on the art of writing in Maimonides' Halakhic works --
Is Maimonides' ideal person austerely rationalist? --
Part II. Religious faith and dogma --
Introduction to part two: Religious faith and dogma --
Heresy and the nature of faith in medieval Jewish philosophy --
What is heresy? --
Maimonides' thirteen principles and the structure of the Guide of the perplexed --
Maimonides, Crescas, and Abravanel on Ex. 20:2 : a medieval Jewish exegetical dispute --
Could Maimonides get into Rambam's heaven? --
Returning the crown to its ancient glory : Marc Shapiro's the limits of Orthodox theology : Maimonides' thirteen principles reappraised --
The virtue of faith --
Part III. Science and Torah --
Introduction to part three: Science and Torah --
On the status of the astronomy and physics in Maimonides' Mishneh Torah and Guide of the perplexed : a chapter in the history of science --
Maimonides on the science of the Mishneh Torah : provisional or permanent? --
Maimonides' allegiances to science and Judaism --
Faith, science, and orthodoxy --
Part IV. Universalism --
Introduction to part four: Universalism --
Chosenness not chauvinism : Maimonides on the chosen people --
Was Maimonides truly universalist? --
Maimonides' true religion : for Jews, or all humanity? --
Spirituality and a life of holiness : how one lives a holy life and who can do it.
Series Title: Emunot : Jewish philosophy and Kabbalah.
Responsibility: Menachem Kellner.
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