Item #2343846 Rambam: Moreh Nevuchim Maimonides' Guide for the Perplexed, Part I. Chapters 1-49. Moreh Nevuchim, Avraham Yaakov Finkel.

Rambam: Moreh Nevuchim Maimonides' Guide for the Perplexed, Part I. Chapters 1-49

Scranton, Pennsylvania: Yeshivath Beth Moshe, 1997. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good / No Jacket. Item #2343846
ISBN: 0962622680

First edition. Spine head and spine base bumped.

126 pp. The Guide for the Perplexed is a work of Jewish theology by Maimonides. It seeks to reconcile Aristotelianism with Rabbinical Jewish theology by finding rational explanations for many events in the text. It was written in Judeo-Arabic, a dialect of Classical Arabic using the Hebrew alphabet. It was sent originally, part after part, to his student, Rabbi Joseph ben Judah of Ceuta, the son of Rabbi Judah, and is the main source of Maimonides' philosophical views, as opposed to his opinions on Jewish law. Since many of the philosophical concepts, such as his view of theodicy and the relationship between philosophy and religion, are relevant beyond Judaism, it has been the work most commonly associated with Maimonides in the non-Jewish world and it is known to have influenced several major non-Jewish philosophers. Following its publication, "almost every philosophic work for the remainder of the Middle Ages cited, commented on, or criticized Maimonides' views." Within Judaism, the Guide became widely popular, with many Jewish communities requesting copies of the manuscript, but also quite controversial, with some communities limiting its study or banning it altogether.

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