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by Moses Maimonides,Julius Guttmann,Chaim Rabin,Daniel H. Frank
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  • Author:
    Moses Maimonides,Julius Guttmann,Chaim Rabin,Daniel H. Frank
  • ISBN:
    0872203247
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    978-0872203242
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    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.; Abridged edition (October 1, 1995)
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    256 pages
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Daniel Frank has done a marvellous job of directing the Guide to the contemporary reader in the new . The introductions to the book by Frank and by Guttmann are very helpful in setting Maimonedes' work in its appropriate context

Daniel Frank has done a marvellous job of directing the Guide to the contemporary reader in the new Introduction. The translation is a delight to read. -Joseph A. Buijs, University of Alberta. The introductions to the book by Frank and by Guttmann are very helpful in setting Maimonedes' work in its appropriate context. For the student of comparative religion this is a useful introduction to medieval Jewish philosophy as it originated in a Muslim milieu and which is still held in high esteem by some modern theologians.

The introductions to the book by Frank and by Guttmann are very helpful in setting Maimonedes' work in its . One of the most significant and life changing books ever written is Moses Maimonides’ Guide of the Perplexed. Published on August 2, 2015.

The introductions to the book by Frank and by Guttmann are very helpful in setting Maimonedes' work in its appropriate context.

-Michael L. Morgan, Indiana University. About the Author: Moses Maimonides.

Moses Maimonides (author), Julius Guttmann (author), Chaim Rabin .

Moses Maimonides (author), Julius Guttmann (author), Chaim Rabin (author), Daniel H. Frank (author), Cahim Rabin (translator). -Michael L. Morgan, Indiana University Daniel Frank has done a marvellous job of directing the Guide to the contemporary reader in the new Introduction.

Similar books and articles. The Guide of the Perplexed. Benedict XVI: A Guide for the Perplexed. Michael E. Daniel - 2012 - The Australasian Catholic Record 89 (1):123. Plato: A Guide for the Perplexed. Moses Maimonides, Julius Guttmann & Chaim Rabin - 1904 - East and West Library. Maimonides' Guide for the Perplexed: Silence and Salvation. Donald McCallum - 2010 - Routledge. Michael Wiitala - 2009 - American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 83 (4):630-634. The Guide of the Perplexed, Volume 2. Moses Maimonides - 1974 - University of Chicago Press.

Guide of the Perplexed, Paperback by Maimonides, Moses; Guttmann, Julius (IN. .item 2 The Guide of the Perplexed (Hackett Classics), Maimonides, Moses, Good Condition -The Guide of the Perplexed (Hackett Classics), Maimonides, Moses, Good Condition. Hackett Publishing Colorado, INC International Concepts.

Chaim Rabin (Translator). Daniel H. Frank (Introduction) The second striking aspect of The Guide is how similar Maimonides’s intellectual approach is to that of Thomas Aquinas. Frank (Introduction). Julius Guttmann (Introduction). The Guide for the Perplexed was intended by Maimonides for learned individuals to give his view on philosophy more than theology, however the two could not be connected within the text. While I do not adhere to the vast majority of the thoughts the author expounded upon, the insight into medieval thought were invaluable and insightful. The second striking aspect of The Guide is how similar Maimonides’s intellectual approach is to that of Thomas Aquinas.

1995 - 256 pp. Format. Michael L. Buijs, University of Alberta The book was an enormous success with our students, who were at many different levels, from first years to seniors

"The reissue of Guttmann's edition of Rabin's translation is a welcome event. There has long been a need for a readable, judicious edition, for classroom use, of this large and complex work." --Michael L. Morgan, Indiana University

Shakanos
This version of Maimonides' classic is the best way to get into what can be described as his Torah commentary, written originally in Judeo Arabic in the latter years of his life. Chaim Rabin, my teacher at Hebrew University of Jerusalem, was a true master of Hebrew literature and the English language. Next, move on to the complete translation by Shlomo Pines, published by the University of Chicago Press.
Riavay
This will be a slow read - very complex, but also funny as he slings very high-brow insults (probably in Aramaic or Greek initially - this is translated) at those who choose to distort the meaning of passages. From a very intelligent and educated person in the 12th Century - quite unexpected. We lost such command of English after the Founders passed on.
Samowar
This abridged version of Maimonedes thoughts covers about one quarter of the complete book with the same title. The selection by Guttmann concentrates on Maimonedes' attempt to bring rational Aristotelian philosophy in accord with classical Jewish literature. Thus, allegorical reading of the anthropomorphic features of the biblical God is urged for a better understanding of the hidden meaning and to bring it in conformity with reason. Other main aspects covered deal with Prophecy, Providence and the way to a godly life. It is the latter which struck me as most interesting because the dedication of every moment of one's life to God (except when engaged in mundane duties which ought to be kept to a minimum) is precisely what one finds in the Bhagavad Gita except that the name of the Deity is Krishna rather than Yahweh. Apart from the name there is absolutely no other difference. If we are serious in believing that there is only one God in control of the universe this should not be disturbing because all nations are entitled to use their name for the Deity which encompasses all. Yet Maimonedes insists that only through contemplation of the Jewish law can perfection be achieved and one finds some rather derogatory remarks about those who think otherwise. Although Maimonedes emphasizes that the way to God is through humility, tolerance of the views of others will not be found. Furthermore, while intellect and reason are extolled Maimonedes has no difficulty accepting oral traditions of biblical stories, especially in regard to Abraham, Jacob and Moses, which have not only no corrollary in the Pentateuch but are at times at variance with it. Thus, the imaginative faculty and the rational faculty, as Maimonedes called them, and which distinguish the human being from animals, did not seem to find complete harmony in his view of the world and may leave some of us still perplexed.
The introductions to the book by Frank and by Guttmann are very helpful in setting Maimonedes' work in its appropriate context. For the student of comparative religion this is a useful introduction to medieval Jewish philosophy as it originated in a Muslim milieu and which is still held in high esteem by some modern theologians.
roternow
I am Jewish.It introduced me to Maimonides but I had to buy the complete,2 volume work from Chicago press.A good condensation.An important thinker weho appeared at an interesting time in world history
Gogul
Excellent quality, delivered quickly.
Uleran
Excellent
Blacknight
A real eye opener.
Few people today realize that the writings of Jewish scholars such as Maimonides account for how Hebrew thinking was incorporated into Catholic theology. This is the book for the wonks, like me, who like to read the Bible from an historical point of view rather than from a theological, non-thinking point of view that allows for no variation from dogma. A little erudite for the general reader.