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Description - Maimonides by Sherwin B. Nuland

Sherwin B. Nuland best-selling author of "How We Die" focuses his surgeon s eye and writer s pen on this greatest of rabbis, most intriguing of Jewish philosophers, and most honored of Jewish doctors. Moses Maimonides was a Renaissance man before there was a Renaissance: a great physician, a dazzling Torah scholar, a daring philosopher. Eight hundred years after his death, his notions about God, faith, the afterlife, and the Messiah still stir debate; his life as a physician still inspires; and the enigmas of his character still fascinate. Nuland's portrait of Maimonides that makes his life, his times, and his thought accessible to the general reader as they have never been before."

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780805211504
ISBN-10: 0805211500
Format: Paperback
(203mm x 139mm x 19mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Schocken Books
Publisher: Schocken Books
Publish Date: 31-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Sherwin B. Nuland

Sherwin B. Nuland, M.D., is the author of ten previous books, including "How We Die: Reflections on Life s Final Chapter" which won the National Book Award. He is a clinical professor of surgery at Yale University, where he also teaches bioethics and medical history. He lives with his family in Connecticut."

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