The Many Faces of Maimonides,

D. Schwartz, Batya Stein (Translator)

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This volume offers a new reading of Maimonides' Guide of the Perplexed. In particular, it explores how Maimonides' commitment to integrity led him to a critique of the Kalām, to a complex concept of immortality, and to insight into the human yearning for metaphysical knowledge. Maimonides' search for objective truth is also analyzed in its connection with the scientific writings of his time, which neither the Kalām nor the Jewish philosophical tradition that preceded him had endorsed.Through a careful analysis of these issues, this book seeks to contribute to the understanding of the modes of thought adopted in The Guide of the Perplexed, including the "philosophical theologian" model of Maimonides' own design, and to the knowledge of its sources
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBoston
PublisherAcademic Studies Press
Number of pages200
ISBN (Electronic)9781618117816
StatePublished - 2018

Publication series

Nameemunot jewish philosophy and kabbalah

Bibliographical note

Collection of essays (some originally published in Hebrew)


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