Maimonides on Judaism and the Jewish People

Maimonides on Judaism and the Jewish People

Author: Menachem Kellner

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9781438408668

Category: History

Page: 168

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Maimonides on Judaism and the Jewish People explores Maimonides’ philosophical psychology, his ethics, his views on prophecy, providence, and immortality, his understanding of the place of gentiles in the Messianic area, his attitude toward proselytes, his answer to the question, “Who is a Jew?”, his conception of the nature of Torah, and his arguments concerning the nature of the Chosen People. With respect to each of these issues, Kellner shows that Maimonides adopted positions that reflected his emphasis on nurture over nature and his insistence that it is intellectual perfection and not ethnic affiliation which is crucial.
Maimonides on Judaism and the Jewish People
Language: en
Pages: 168
Authors: Menachem Kellner
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-02-01 - Publisher: SUNY Press

Maimonides on Judaism and the Jewish People explores Maimonides’ philosophical psychology, his ethics, his views on prophecy, providence, and immortality, his understanding of the place of gentiles in the Messianic area, his attitude toward proselytes, his answer to the question, “Who is a Jew?”, his conception of the nature of
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Language: en
Pages: 274
Authors: Micah Goodman
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-05 - Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

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Language: en
Pages: 137
Authors: Menachem Marc Kellner
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-02-01 - Publisher: SUNY Press

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Language: en
Pages: 197
Authors: Marc Angel
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009 - Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing

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Language: en
Pages: 440
Authors: David J. Goldberg, John D Rayner
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-02-02 - Publisher: Faber & Faber

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