9781906764951-1906764956-Reinventing Maimonides in Contemporary Jewish Thought (The Littman Library of Jewish Civilization)

Reinventing Maimonides in Contemporary Jewish Thought (The Littman Library of Jewish Civilization)

ISBN-13: 9781906764951
ISBN-10: 1906764956
Author: Diamond, James A., Kellner, Menachem, Kadish, Seth
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: The Littman Library of Jewish Civilization in association with Liverpool University Press
Format: Hardcover 248 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781906764951
ISBN-10: 1906764956
Author: Diamond, James A., Kellner, Menachem, Kadish, Seth
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: The Littman Library of Jewish Civilization in association with Liverpool University Press
Format: Hardcover 248 pages

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Acknowledged authors Diamond, James A., Kellner, Menachem, Kadish, Seth wrote Reinventing Maimonides in Contemporary Jewish Thought (The Littman Library of Jewish Civilization) comprising 248 pages back in 2019. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1906764956 and 9781906764951. Since then Reinventing Maimonides in Contemporary Jewish Thought (The Littman Library of Jewish Civilization) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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Every work on Jewish thought and law since the twelfth century bears the imprint of Maimonides. A. N. Whitehead's famous dictum that the entire European philosophical tradition 'consists of a series of footnotes to Plato' could equally characterize Maimonides' place in the Jewish tradition. The critical studies in this volume explore how Orthodox rabbis of different orientations - Shlomo Aviner, Naftali Zvi Yehudah Berlin (Netziv), Kalonymus Kalman Shapira, Joseph Kafih, Abraham Isaac Kook, Aaron Kotler, Joseph Soloveitchik, and Elhanan Wasserman - have read and provided footnotes to Maimonides in the long twentieth century. How well did they really understand Maimonides? And where do their arguments fit in the mainstream debates about him and his works? Each of the seven core chapters examines a particular approach. Some rabbis have tried to liberate themselves from the influence of his ideas. Others have sought to build on those ideas or expand them in ways which Maimonides himself did not pursue, and which he may well not have agreed with. Still others advance patently non-Maimonidean positions, while attributing them to none other than Maimonides. Above all, the essays published here demonstrate that his legacy remains vibrantly alive today.

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