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Dogma in medieval Jewish thought : from Maimonides to Abravanel

Author: Menachem Marc Kellner
Publisher: Oxford ; Portland, Or. : Littman library of Jewish civilization, 2004.
Series: Littman library of Jewish civilization (Series)
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'A detailed analysis of Maimonides's position and its aftermath ... a scholarly analysis ... Kellner steers us deftly through the complex argument. His is the most thorough treatment so far of this  Read more...


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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Moses Maimonides; Moses Maimonides
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Menachem Marc Kellner
ISBN: 1904113214 9781904113218
OCLC Number: 57141458
Awards: Winner of Kaniel Prize in Jewish Studies 1992
Description: xiii, 310 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: PrefaceAbbreviationsIntroduction1 MaimonidesThe Text of Maimonides' Thirteen Principles * What is a 'Foundation of the Torah'? * Maimonides' Statement of the Principles in the Mishneh Torah * Divisions into which the Principles Fall * Why Maimonides Posited his Principles * The Thirteen Principles and the Guide of the Perplexed * Missing Principles * Maimonides' Principles and Other Torah Beliefs * The Special Status of the Twelfth Principle (Messiah) * Summary2 From Maimonides to DuranIntroduction * Abba Mari * Falaquera * David ben Samuel Lolhavi d'Estella * David ben Yom Tov ibn Bilia * Shemariah ben Elijah ben Ya'akov ha-Ikriti of Negropont * Transition to the Fifteenth Century3 DuranThe Texts * Duran's Principles * Was Duran Decisively Influenced by Averroes? * Duran's Influence4 Hasdai CrescasIntroduction * The Texts * Crescas's System of Principles * Crescas's Use of the Concept 'Principle of Faith' * Does the Torah Command Belief? * Crescas on Inadvertent Heresy * Crescas, Rabbenu Nissim, and Duran5 Joseph AlboAlbo's System of Principles * Ikkarim, Shorashim, and Anafim * Judaism as a Science * Heresy * Duran, Crescas, and Albo6 Shalom, Arama, and Yavez Abraham Shalom * Isaac Arama * Joseph Yavez7 Abraham BibagoBibago's System of Principles * Bibago's Analysis of Maimonides' Principles * Bibago, Maimonides, and Abravanel8 Isaac AbravanelAbravanel's Analysis of Maimonides * Does Abravanel Truly Reject the Claim that Judaism has Principles of Faith?9 Four Minor Figures Muehlhausen * Delmedigo * David ben Judah Messer Leon * Mabit10 Summary and Conclusions Statements of the Creed * Dogma, Heresy, and Schisms * Creation and MessiahAppendix: Texts and Translations of Maimonides' Commentary on Perek HelekNotesBibliographyGeneral IndexIndex of Biblical Citations
Series Title: Littman library of Jewish civilization (Series)
Responsibility: Menachem Kellner.


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'An important contribution to the history of dogma in Judaism and to the history of fifteenth-century Jewish thought in particular.' Chava Tirosh-Rothschild, Critical Review 'A work of serious Read more...

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