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Searching for a distant God : the legacy of Maimonides

Author: Kenneth Seeskin
Publisher: New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Monotheism is usually considered Judaism's greatest contribution to world culture, but it is far from clear what monotheism is. This work examines the notion that monotheism is not so much a claim about the number of God as a claim about the nature of God.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Named Person: Moses Maimonides; Moses Maimonides
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth Seeskin
ISBN: 1280530464 9781280530463 0195344081 9780195344080 1429403632 9781429403634
OCLC Number: 1161999777
Language Note: English.
Notes: Description based upon print version of record.
Description: 1 online resource (265 p.)
Contents: Abbreviations; One. The Urge to Philosophize; Two. The Challenge of Monotheism; Three. Speaking of and to God; Four. The Problem of Creation; Five. Imitatio Dei; Six. Monotheism and Freedom; Seven. Popular Religion and a Personal God; Appendix: Esotericism and the Limits of Knowledge: A Critique of Strauss; Notes; Bibliography; General Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; X; Y; Index of Principal Sources
Responsibility: Kenneth Seeskin.

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Monotheism is usually considered Judaism's greatest contribution to world culture, but it is far from clear what monotheism is. This work examines the notion that monotheism is not so much a claim about the number of God as a claim about the nature of God.

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