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Author Kellner, Menachem Marc, 1946-

Title Dogma in medieval Jewish thought : from Maimonides to Abravanel / Menachem Kellner
Published Oxford ; Portland, Or. : Littman library of Jewish civilization, 2004


Description 1 online resource (xiii, 310 pages)
Series The Littman library of Jewish civilization
Littman library of Jewish civilization (Series)
Contents Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright; Dedication; Preface; Acknowledgements; Contents; Introduction; Abbreviations; 1. Maimonides; I. The Text of Maimonides' Thirteen Principles; II. What is a 'Foundation of the Torah'?; III. Maimonides' Statement of the Principles in the Mishneh Torah; IV. Divisions into which the Principles Fall; V. Why Maimonides Posited his Principles; VI. The Thirteen Principles and the Guide of the Perplexed; VII. Missing Principles; VIII. Maimonides' Principles and Other Torah Beliefs; IX. The Special Status of the Twelfth Principle (Messiah); X. Summary
2. From Maimonides to DuranI. Introduction; II. Abba Mari; III. Falaquera; IV. David ben Samuel Kokhavi d'Estella; V. David ben Yorn Tov ibn Bilia; VI. Shemariah ben Elijah ben Ya'akov ha-Ikriti of Negro pont; VII. Transition to the Fifteenth Century; 3. Duran; I. The Texts; II. Duran's Principles; III. Was Duran Decisively Influenced by Averroës?; IV. Duran's Influence; 4. Hasdai Crescas; I. Introduction; II. The Texts; III. Crescas's System of Principles; IV. Crescas's Use of the Concept 'Principle of Faith'; V. Does the Torah Command Belief?; VI. Crescas on Inadvertent Heresy
VII. Crescas, Rabbenu Nissim, and Duran5. Joseph Albo; I. Albo's System of Principles; II. Ikkarim, Shorashim, and Anafim; III. Judaism as a Science; IV. Heresy; V. Duran, Crescas, and Albo; 6. Shalom, Arama, and Yaveẓ?; I. Abraham Shalom; II. Isaac Arama; III. Joseph Yaveẓ; 7. Abraham Bibago; I. Bibago's System of Principles; II. Bibago's Analysis of Maimonides' Principles; III. Bibago, Maimonides, and Abravanel; 8. Isaac Abravanel; I. Abravanel's Analysis of Maimonides; II. Does Abravanel Truly Reject the Claim that Judaism has Principles of Faith?; 9. Four Minor Figures; I. Muehlhausen
II. DelmedigoIII. David hen Judah Messer Leon; IV. Mabit; 10. Summary and Conclusions; I. Statements of the Creed; II. Dogma, Heresy, and Schisms; III. Creation and Messiah; Appendix: Texts and Translations of Maimonides' Commentary on Perek Ḥelek; Notes; Bibliography; General Index; Index of Biblical Citations
Summary Dogma in Medieval Jewish Thought is an essay in the history of ideas which traces the development of creed formation in Judaism from its inception with Moses Maimonides (1138-1204) to the beginning of the sixteenth century when systematic attention to the problem disappeared from the agenda of Jewish intellectuals. The dogmatic systems of Maimonides, Duran, Crescas, Albo, Bibago, Abravanel, and a dozen lesser-known figures are described, analysed, and compared. Relevant texts are presented in English translation. For the most part these are texts which have never been critically edited and tra
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-302) and indexes
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Subject Maimonides, Moses, 1135-1204 -- Teachings
Maimonides, Moses, 1135-1204
13 ʻiḳre ha-emunah (Maimonides, Moses)
Judaism -- Doctrines -- History
Jewish philosophy -- History
Philosophy, Medieval -- History
Thirteen articles of faith (Judaism)
Judaism -- History -- Medieval and early modern period, 425-1789.
RELIGION -- Judaism -- General.
Jewish philosophy.
Judaism -- Doctrines.
Judaism -- Medieval and early modern period.
Philosophy, Medieval.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781909821422