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Maimonides and the Hermeneutics of Concealment
Maimonides and the Hermeneutics of Concealment (April 2002)
Deciphering Scripture and Midrash in The Guide of the Perplexed
James Arthur Diamond - Author

Winner of the Nachman Sokol-Mollie Halberstadt Prize in Biblical/Rabbinic Scholarship from the Canadian Jewish Book Awards Committee

Examines how Maimonides integrates scriptural and rabbinic literature into his magnum opus, The Guide of the Perplexed.

Maimonides and the Hermeneutics of Concealment demonstrates the type of hermeneutic that the medieval Jewish philosopher Moses Maimon...(Read More)
 
 
Marvin Fox: Collected Essays on Philosophy and on Judaism, Vol. 1
Marvin Fox: Collected Essays on Philosophy and on Judaism, Vol. 1 (January 2001)
Greek Philosophy, Maimonides
Jacob Neusner - Editor

A selection of his more important writings.

This volume of Marvin Fox’s essays offers to a new generation of scholars of Jewish thought and philosophy a selection of his more important writings. The essays collected and presented here represent the selections of Dr. June Fox in consultation with the editor.

Professor Marvin Fox received his B.A. in philosophy in 1942 f...(Read More)
 
 
Marvin Fox: Collected Essays on Philosophy and on Judaism, Vol. 2
Marvin Fox: Collected Essays on Philosophy and on Judaism, Vol. 2 (January 2001)
Some Philosophers
Jacob Neusner - Editor

A selection of his more important writings.

This second volume of Marvin Fox’s essays offers to a new generation of scholars of Jewish thought and philosophy a selection of his more important writings. The essays collected and presented here represent the selections of Dr. June Fox in consultation with the editor.

Professor Marvin Fox received his BA in philosophy in ...(Read More)
 
 
Marvin Fox: Collected Essays on Philosophy and on Judaism, Vol. 3
Marvin Fox: Collected Essays on Philosophy and on Judaism, Vol. 3 (January 2001)
Ethics, Reflections
Jacob Neusner - Editor

A selection of his more important writings.

This volume of his essays offers to a new generation of scholars of Jewish thought and philosophy a selection of his more important writings. The essays collected and presented here represent the selections of Dr. June Fox in consultation with the editor.

Professor Marvin Fox received his B.A. in philosophy in 1942 from Northwes...(Read More)
 
 
The Fence and the Neighbor
The Fence and the Neighbor (November 2000)
Emmanuel Levinas, Yeshayahu Leibowitz, and Israel among the Nations
Adam Zachary Newton - Author

Reviews the potentially complementary albeit sharp differences between two important contemporary Jewish philosophers.

The Fence and the Neighbor traces the contours of two thinkers, Emmanuel Levinas and Yeshayahu Leibowitz, who crossed the divide between Talmud and philosophy "proper." Adam Zachary Newton shows how the question of nationalism that has so long haunted Western philosophy--the question of ...(Read More)
 
 
Between Mysticism and Philosophy
Between Mysticism and Philosophy (May 2000)
Sufi Language of Religious Experience in Judah Ha-Levi's Kuzari
Diana Lobel - Author

A revealing study of this important medieval Jewish poet and his relation to Islamic thought.

Judah Ha-Levi (1075-1141), a medieval Jewish poet, mystic, and sophisticated critic of the rationalistic tradition in Judaism, is the focus of this ground-breaking study. Diana Lobel examines his influential philosophical dialogue, Sefer ha-Kuzari, written in Arabic and later translated into Hebrew, which broke rel...(Read More)
 
 
Ninety-Two Poems and Hymns of Yehuda Halevi
Ninety-Two Poems and Hymns of Yehuda Halevi (May 2000)
Franz Rosenzweig - Author
Thomas Kovach - Translator
Eva Jospe - Translator
Gilya Gerda Schmidt - Translator
Richard A. Cohen - Edited and with an introduction by

Through translation and commentary, this book presents the final visionary statements of the German-Jewish philosopher Franz Rosenzweig.
This is the first publication in English of Franz Rosenzweig's 1927 translation of and commentaries on ninety-two poems and hymns of the greatest medieval "singer of Zion," Yehuda Halevi (born circa 1080). Franz Rosenzweig (1886-1929) is widely recognized as one of the greatest Jewish philosophers of the...(Read More)
 
 
Reviewing the Covenant
Reviewing the Covenant (March 2000)
Eugene B. Borowitz and the Postmodern Renewal of Jewish Theology
Peter Ochs - Editor
Eugene B. Borowitz - With

This major intellectual response to the leading theologian of liberal Judaism provides a significant indication of future directions in Jewish religious thought.

In Reviewing the Covenant, six Jewish philosophers--and one Christian colleague--respond to the work of the renowned Jewish theologian Eugene B. Borowitz, one of the leading figures in the movement of "postmodern" Jewish philosophy and theology. The title recalls Borowi...(Read More)
 
 
Time Matters
Time Matters (February 2000)
Time, Creation, and Cosmology in Medieval Jewish Philosophy
T.M. Rudavsky - Author

Traces the development of the concepts of time, cosmology, and creation in medieval Jewish philosophy.

Despite the importance of time and cosmology to Western thought, surprisingly little attention has been paid to these issues in histories of Jewish philosophy. Focusing on how medieval philosophers constructed a philosophical theology that was sensitive to religious constraints and yet also incorporated compelling elements of science ...(Read More)
 
 
Maimonides' Political Thought
Maimonides' Political Thought (May 1999)
Studies in Ethics, Law, and the Human Ideal
Howard Kreisel - Author

Examines Maimonides' political thought in light of his medieval Aristotelian and Jewish sources.

This book presents a series of studies that cover a wide range of issues relating to Maimonides' political thought, including the basis for political and ethical knowledge; the notion of the "good"; imitatio Dei; apparent contradictions in his position on ethics; the conception of God that he attempts to inculcate to ...(Read More)
 
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