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Author Diamond, James Arthur, author.

Title Maimonides and the shaping of the Jewish Canon / James A. Diamond
Published New York : Cambridge University Press, 2014


Description 1 online resource (viii, 319 pages)
Contents Introduction: Moses Maimonides: anchoring Jewish intellectual history -- Setting the stage for the future of Jewish thought -- Maimonides on Maimonides: loving God rabbinically and philosophically -- Nahmanides on Jewish identity (13th century): launching the Kabbalistic assault -- R. Yom Tov ben Abraham Ishbili (13th-14th century): pushing back the assault -- Isaac Abarbanel (15th century): the Akedah of faith vs. the Akedah of reason -- Meir ibn Gabbai (16th century): the aimlessness of philosophy -- Spinoza (17th century) and a Buberian afterword (20th century): reorienting Maimonides' scriptural hermeneutic -- Hermann Cohen (19th century): a new religion of reason out of the sources of Maimonides -- R. Naftali Zvi Yehuda Berlin (19th century): loving God strictly rabbinically -- R. Abraham Isaac Kook (20th century): a Kabbalistic reinvention of Maimonides' legal code -- Conclusion: the Maimonidean filigree of Jewish thought: Kafka, Scholem, and beyond
Summary Examines a wide range of theologians, philosophers, and exegetes who share a passionate engagement with Maimonides
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Maimonides, Moses, 1135-1204 -- Philosophy
Maimonides, Moses, 1135-1204 -- Influence
Maimonides, Moses, 1135-1204
Maimonides, Moses 1135-1204
Jewish philosophy.
Philosophy, Medieval.
Jewish philosophers.
RELIGION -- Judaism -- General.
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
Jewish philosophers
Jewish philosophy
Philosophy, Medieval
J├╝dische Philosophie
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781139923125