Maimonides in his world: portrait of a Mediterranean thinker

Maimonides and Mediterranean culture -- Mediterranean cultures -- Maimonides as a Mediterranean thinker -- Horizons -- Transformations in the Jewish world -- Maimonides and Saadia -- The theological context of Maimonides' thought -- Islamic theology -- Heresies, Jewish and Muslim -- An Almohad...

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Main Author: Stroumsa, Sarah 1950-
Format: Print Book
Language:English
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Published: Princeton, NJ [u.a.] Princeton University Press 2009
In:Year: 2009
Series/Journal:Jews, Christians, and Muslims from the ancient to the modern world
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Maimonides, Moses 1135-1204
Further subjects:B Maimonides Moses 1135-1204
B Intellectual life History
B Philosophy, Medieval
B Maimonides, Moses 1135-1204
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Summary:Maimonides and Mediterranean culture -- Mediterranean cultures -- Maimonides as a Mediterranean thinker -- Horizons -- Transformations in the Jewish world -- Maimonides and Saadia -- The theological context of Maimonides' thought -- Islamic theology -- Heresies, Jewish and Muslim -- An Almohad "fundamentalist"? -- Almohads -- Maimonides and the Almohads -- Legal aspects -- Theology -- Exegesis and political philosophy -- Philosophy and astronomy -- Conclusion -- La longue durée : Maimonides as a phenomenologist of religion -- Sabians -- Maimonides as an historian of religion -- "A wise and understanding people?" : the religion of the people -- A critical mind : Mamonides as scientist -- Medicine and science -- "Ravings" : Maimonides' concept of pseudo-science -- "From Moses to Moses" : Maimonides' vision of perfection -- "True felicity" : the hereafter in Maimonides' thought -- Issues of life and death : the controversy regarding resurrection -- "Gates for the righteous nation" : the philosopher as leader
Item Description:Includes bibliographical references and index
ISBN:0691152527