The Guide of the Perplexed, Volume 1

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University of Chicago Press, May 15, 2010 - Religion - 384 pages
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This monument of rabbinical exegesis written at the end of the twelfth century has exerted an immense and continuing influence upon Jewish thought. Its aim is to liberate people from the tormenting perplexities arising from their understanding of the Bible according only to its literal meaning. This edition contains extensive introductions by Shlomo Pines and Leo Strauss, a leading authority on Maimonides.
 

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Clearly written and occasionally quite wry, if you "get" 12th-century philosophical humor...as philosophy, and as a guide to an era and culture many Westerners know nothing about, this book is a ... Read full review

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Moses Maimonides (1135 1204) was a rabbi, theologian, andphysician, in Moorish Spain and then in Egypt, and is consideredby many as the greatest medieval Jewish philosopher.

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