הרעיון המשיחי והמציאות ההיסטורית בימי הביניים

Translated title of the contribution: The Messianic Idea and Historical Reality in the Middle Ages

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Abstract

This paper deals with the interrelations between history and theology as manifested in the study of the messianic idea. On the one hand, historical evidence assists in understanding this idea: the impressions that emerged from the David Alroy affair might have served as a source of inspiration for Maimonidean naturalism. On the other hand, the study of the messianic idea facilitates the understanding of the historical event. Thus, the philosophical background of Shemariah Ikriti suggests that, contrary to what the historians used to think, he has neverpresented himself as a messiah.
Translated title of the contributionThe Messianic Idea and Historical Reality in the Middle Ages
Original languageHebrew
Pages (from-to)35-46
Number of pages12
JournalDaat: A Journal of Jewish Philosophy & Kabbalah
Volume49
StatePublished - 2002

IHP Publications

  • ihp
  • Jewish philosophy -- Middle Ages, 500-1500
  • Jews -- History -- Middle Ages, 500-1500
  • Messianism
  • היסטוריה יהודית -- ימי הביניים
  • מנחם בן רוגי
  • משיחיות
  • פילוסופיה יהודית של ימי הביניים
  • שמריה בן אליהו בן יעקב מנגרופונטי -- 1260-1346

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