Perspectives on Jewish Thought and Mysticism

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Alexander Altmann, Alfred L. Ivry, Elliot R. Wolfson, Allan Arkush
Taylor & Francis, 1998 - Performing Arts - 507 pages
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First Published in 1998. Proceedings of the International Conference held by The Institute of Jewish Studies, University College London, 1994, in Celebration of its Fortieth Anniversary. Dedicated to the memory and academic legacy of its Founder Alexander Altmann
 

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Contents

History of the Institute of Jewish Studies
21
Jewish Scholarship as a Vocation
33
Rabbi Simlais Saying and Beliefs Concerning God
49
Maimonides Thought
63
Formless Matter
99
On the LimitedOmniscience Interpretation
135
Gersonides on the Mode of Communicating
171
Some Observations on Maaseh Nissim
201
A Linguistic
289
Mystical Rationalization of the Commandments
331
Contemporary Habad and the Paradox
381
Mendelssohns Heavenly Politics
403
Kants View of Mendelssohn
413
Maimonides and Mendelssohn on the Origins
423
Ideological Differences Over the Status of
457
Moses Mendelssohn and European
471

Prophecy and Perception in Isaac
223
Les lettres hébraïques leur existence idéale
237
Samael and the Problem of Jewish Gnosticism
257
Some Remarks on Rabbi Moses Cordoveros
277
Alexander Altmann as a Theologian
483
Index
499
Allan Arkush
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