Medieval Jewish Philosophical Writings
Edited by Charles H. Manekin
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Medieval Jewish Philosophical Writings by Charles H. Manekin
Book DescriptionMedieval Jewish intellectuals living in Muslim and Christian lands were strongly concerned to recover what they regarded as a 'lost' Jewish philosophical tradition. As part of this project they transmitted and produced many philosophical and scientific works and commentaries, as well as philosophical commentary on scripture, in Judaeo-Arabic and Hebrew, the principal literary languages of medieval Jewry. This volume presents translations of seven prominent medieval Jewish rationalists: Saadia Gaon, Solomon ibn Gabirol, Moses Maimonides, Isaac Albalag, Moses of Narbonne, Levi Gersonides, Hasdai Crescas and Joseph Albo - including, for the first time in English, the complete Falaquera abridgement of Gabirol's Source of Life. These works range over topics that are both theological (e.g. the creation of the world) and philosophical (e.g. determinism and free choice), but they are characterized by two overarching principles: the unity of truth, and its accessibility to human reason.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521840231
(222mm x 152mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 3-Jan-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Charles H. Manekin
Medieval Jewish Philosophical Writings, Paperback (January 2008)
This volume presents translations of seven prominent medieval Jewish rationalists covering topics both theological and philosophical.
Jewish Philosophy Reader, Hardback (September 2000)» View all books by Charles H. Manekin
The Jewish Philosophy Reader is the first comprehensive anthology of classic writings on Jewish philosophy from the Bible to postmodernism. Key writings by leading figures in Jewish thought are represented and introduced to the student.
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Author Biography - Charles H. Manekin
Charles Manekin is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Maryland.
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