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A Maimonides Reader

A Maimonides Reader Author Moses Maimonides
ISBN-10 0874412064
Release 1972
Pages 494
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Jewish Christian and Islamic Mystical Perspectives on the Love of God

Jewish  Christian  and Islamic Mystical Perspectives on the Love of God Author S. Hidden
ISBN-10 9781137443328
Release 2014-09-11
Pages 188
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A collection of essays in which the possibilities of a deeper dialogue, by means of the contemplative traditions of the Abrahamic Faiths is explored. The book expounds an ageless, profound means of overcoming religious hatred and violence and awakening the beauty of unity in diversity.



Judaism

Judaism Author Eliezer Segal
ISBN-10 9780980163315
Release 2009-01-01
Pages 333
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Abraham Ibn Daud s Dorot Olam Generations of the Ages

Abraham Ibn Daud s Dorot  Olam  Generations of the Ages Author Katja Vehlow
ISBN-10 9789004248151
Release 2013-06-07
Pages 420
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Dorot ‘Olam (Generations of the Ages), written by Abraham ibn Daud of Toledo (c. 1110-1180) is one of the most influential historical works of medieval Hebrew literature. This edition shows how the work asserts the superiority of rabbinic Judaism and the central role of Iberia for the Jewish past, presence, and future.



Beyond Expulsion

Beyond Expulsion Author Debra Kaplan
ISBN-10 9780804779050
Release 2011-07-26
Pages 272
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Beyond Expulsion is a history of Jewish-Christian interactions in early modern Strasbourg, a city from which the Jews had been expelled and banned from residence in the late fourteenth century. This study shows that the Jews who remained in the Alsatian countryside continued to maintain relationships with the city and its residents in the ensuing period. During most of the sixteenth century, Jews entered Strasbourg on a daily basis, where they participated in the city's markets, litigated in its courts, and shared their knowledge of Hebrew and Judaica with Protestant Reformers. By the end of the sixteenth century, Strasbourg became an increasingly orthodox Lutheran city, and city magistrates and religious leaders sought to curtail contact between Jews and Christians. This book unearths the active Jewish participation in early modern society, traces the impact of the Reformation on local Jews, discusses the meaning of tolerance, and describes the shifting boundaries that divided Jewish and Christian communities.



Learned Ignorance

Learned Ignorance Author James L. Heft
ISBN-10 9780199769308
Release 2011-08-01
Pages 344
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Proceedings of a conference held in June 2007 at the Tantur Ecumenical Institute in Jerusalem.



Tradition

Tradition Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015052810994
Release 1972
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Jerusalem 1000 1400

Jerusalem  1000   1400 Author Barbara Drake Boehm
ISBN-10 9781588395986
Release 2016-09-14
Pages 352
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Medieval Jerusalem was a vibrant international center, home to multiple cultures, faiths, and languages. Harmonious and dissonant voices from many lands, including Persians, Turks, Greeks, Syrians, Armenians, Georgians, Copts, Ethiopians, Indians, and Europeans, passed in the narrow streets of a city not much larger than midtown Manhattan. Patrons, artists, pilgrims, poets, and scholars from Christian, Jewish, and Islamic traditions focused their attention on the Holy City, endowing and enriching its sacred buildings, creating luxury goods for its residents, and praising its merits. This artistic fertility was particularly in evidence between the eleventh and fourteenth centuries, notwithstanding often devastating circumstances—from the earthquake of 1033 to the fierce battles of the Crusades. So strong a magnet was Jerusalem that it drew out the creative imagination of even those separated from it by great distance, from as far north as Scandinavia to as far east as present-day China. This publication is the first to define these four centuries as a singularly creative moment in a singularly complex city. Through absorbing essays and incisive discussions of nearly 200 works of art, Jerusalem, 1000–1400: Every People Under Heaven explores not only the meaning of the city to its many faiths and its importance as a destination for tourists and pilgrims but also the aesthetic strands that enhanced and enlivened the medieval city that served as the crossroads of the known world.



Reading Maimonides Mishneh Torah

Reading Maimonides  Mishneh Torah Author David Gillis
ISBN-10 1906764069
Release 2015-01-08
Pages 462
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In this highly original study, author David Gillis demonstrates that the Mishneh torah, Maimonides' code of Jewish law, has the structure of a microcosm. Through this symbolic form, Maimonides presents the law as designed to perfect the individual and society by shaping them in the image of the divinely created cosmic order. The commandments of the law thereby bring human beings closer to fulfilling their ultimate purpose, knowledge of God. This symbolism turns the Mishneh torah into an object of contemplation that itself communicates such knowledge. In short, it is a work of art. With consummate skill, Gillis unpacks the metaphysical and cosmological underpinnings of Maimonides' scheme of organization, allowing the reader to understand the Mishneh torah's artistic dimension and to appreciate its power. Moreover, as Gillis makes clear, uncovering this dimension casts new light on one of the great cruxes of Maimonides studies: the relationship of the Mishneh torah to his philosophical treatise The Guide of the Perplexed. A fundamental unity is revealed between Maimonides the codifier and Maimonides the philosopher that has not been fully appreciated hitherto. Maimonides' artistry in composition is repeatedly shown to serve his aims in persuading us of the coherence and wisdom of the halakhic system. Gillis's fine exegesis sets in high relief the humane and transcendental purposes and methods of halakhah as Maimonides conceived of it, in an argument that is sure-footed and convincing. *** "A brilliant piece of work.it will have a major impact on the study of Maimonides and on the larger realm of Jewish and cosmopolitan scholarship.Gillis pries open a window that affords broad vistas of forests, valleys, mountains, and the heavens themselves." -- Lenn E. Goodman *** "Novel, fresh, and creative as well as cogently argued. It is an original contribution to the study of Maimonides in particular and of medieval Jewish thought in general.shows how philosophy informs the entire Mishneh torah from beginning to end in an exquisite structure that is Aristotelian in number and Plotinian in order.Gillis does not just present purely theoretical theses but applies them in order to resolve some of the problems that have engaged both scholars and the rabbinic world in making sense of various anomalies, inconsistencies, and contradictions in the Maimonidean corpus." -- James A. Diamond [Subject: Jewish Studies, Religious Studies, Philosophy]



Library Journal

Library Journal Author
ISBN-10 UCSC:32106017981504
Release 2008
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The Reprint Bulletin

The Reprint Bulletin Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015036835133
Release 1975
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The Reprint Bulletin Book Reviews

The Reprint Bulletin Book Reviews Author William White
ISBN-10 UVA:X000532404
Release 1976
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Books in Series

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ISBN-10 UOM:39015021462695
Release 1985
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Theodore Ab Qurrah

Theodore Ab   Qurrah Author Thāwdhūrus Abū Qurrah
ISBN-10 UOM:39015067660558
Release 2005
Pages 278
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Theodore Abu Qurrah, who died approximately 820 CE, was the Chalcedonian bishop of Haran and one of the first Arab Christian theologians. In numerous Arabic and Greek works, Abu Qurrah defended his faith from the challenges of Islam and the opponents of Chalcedon, and in doing so re-articulated traditional Christian teachings using the language and concepts of Muslim theologians. His writings provide an important witness to Christian thought in the early Islamic world. This volume is the first English translation of nearly the complete corpus of Theodore Abu Qurrah's works, with extensive notes on the Arabic and Greek texts. The translations are accompanied by a comprehensive introduction to Abu Qurrah's life and writings. Specialists and nonspecialists alike will find this volume to be an accessible and important contribution to the history of Christian theology and early Islamic and Byzantine thought.



Maimonides Confrontation with Mysticism

Maimonides  Confrontation with Mysticism Author Menachem Kellner
ISBN-10 1906764158
Release 2011
Pages 343
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Many books on Maimonides have been written and still more will appear. Few present Maimonides, as Menachem Kellner does, against the actual religious background that informed his many innovative and influential choices. Kellner not only analyzes the thought of the great religious thinker but contextualizes it in terms of what he calls the 'proto-kabbalistic' Judaism that preceded him. Kellner shows how the Judaism that Maimonides knew had come to conceptualize the world as an enchanted universe, governed by occult affinities. He shows why Maimonides rejected this and how he went about doing it. Kellner argues that Maimonides' attempted reformation failed, the clearest proof of that being the success of the kabbalistic counter-reformation which his writings provoked. Kellner shows how Maimonides rethought Judaism in different ways. It is in highlighting this process and identifying Maimonides as a religious reformer that this book makes its key contribution. Maimonides created a new Judaism, 'disenchanted, ' depersonalized, and challenging; a religion that is at the same time elitistic and universalistic



The Library Journal Book Review

The Library Journal Book Review Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015036834896
Release 1974
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Creating Judaism

Creating Judaism Author Michael L. Satlow
ISBN-10 9780231509114
Release 2006-12-18
Pages 360
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How can we define "Judaism," and what are the common threads uniting ancient rabbis, Maimonides, the authors of the Zohar, and modern secular Jews in Israel? Michael L. Satlow offers a fresh perspective on Judaism that recognizes both its similarities and its immense diversity. Presenting snapshots of Judaism from around the globe and throughout history, Satlow explores the links between vastly different communities and their Jewish traditions. He studies the geonim, rabbinical scholars who lived in Iraq from the ninth to twelfth centuries; the intellectual flourishing of Jews in medieval Spain; how the Hasidim of nineteenth-century Eastern Europe confronted modernity; and the post-World War II development of distinct American and Israeli Jewish identities. Satlow pays close attention to how communities define themselves, their relationship to biblical and rabbinic texts, and their ritual practices. His fascinating portraits reveal the amazingly creative ways Jews have adapted over time to social and political challenges and continue to remain a "Jewish family."