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Maimonides Confrontation With Mysticism (Littman Library of Jewish Civilization)

by Menachem Kellner

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Published by Littman Library of Jewish Civilization .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Jewish Studies,
  • Philosophy,
  • Sociology,
  • Social Science,
  • Judaism - Kabbalah & Mysticism,
  • Reference

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages256
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8770448M
    ISBN 10190411329X
    ISBN 109781904113294

    Liverpool University Press is the UK's third oldest university press, with a distinguished history of publishing exceptional research since   Written in the spirit of the Rambam, Kellner's Maimonides' Confrontation with Mysticism is a spirited, highly stimulating work that reads fluently and fully engages not only the mind but also the reader's Jewish soul (which, of course, some will say does not truly exist). HAIM CHERTOK lives in Israel and teaches at Ben-Gunon University.

      Maimonides’ Confrontation with Mysticism, Menachem Kellner, Littman Library of Jewish Civilization, (ISBN 1‐‐29‐X), xix + pp., hb £ Every book is written as an answer to a question; what, then, was the question to which the oeuvre of Maimonides was the answer? It has been customary to think that Maimonides wrote in response to neoaristotelian philosophy. [16] Much of my book, Maimonides’ Confrontation with Mysticism (London: The Littman Library of Jewish Civilization, ) is devoted to arguing that Maimonides was aware of what I call “proto-kabbalistic” elements in Judaism and rejected them.

      In his study “Maimonides’ Confrontation with Mysticism,” Menachem Kellner adopts an approach that has become standard in most Jewish circles, writing: “The Jewish world in which Maimonides lived was uncongenial to the austere, abstract, demanding vision of . In Blumenthal’s review of Kellner’s book, he writes, “In his rush to turn Maimonides into a hyper-rationalist, Kellner has missed addressing the religious, spiritual dimension of Maimonides’ worldview” (David Blumenthal, “M. Kellner, Maimonides’ Confrontation with Mysticism,” Reviews in Religion and Theology, ()


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Few present Maimonides 5/5(1). Maimonides' Confrontation with Mysticism Menachem Kellner. The Littman Library of Jewish Civilization in association with Liverpool University Press. A skilful and accessible demonstration of how Maimonides used philosophy to purify a corrupted and paganized religion and translate metaphysical distinctions into moral challenges.

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David R. Blumenthal. Emory University. Search for more papers by this author. David R. Blumenthal. Emory University. Search for more papers by this author. First published: 27 March Maimonides – The Anti‐Mystic. Maimonides Contra Kabbalah: Maimonides' Confrontation with Mysticism Review.

Prof. Menachem Kellner's "Maimonides' Confrontation with Mysticism" Reviewed in the Forward I just finished reading this excellent review of Menachem Kellner's latest book "Maimonides' Confrontation with Mysticism" by Allan Nadler at.

Prof. Menachem Kellner recently published a book titled Maimonides' Confrontation With Mysticism in which he attempts to demonstrate that there were two distinct trends among medieval Jewish scholars: the mystics, including R. Yehudah Ha-Levi and the Ramban; and the rationalists, foremost among them the Rambam.

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It seems he was somewhat radical. Does the Mysticism-Rationalism distinction cut nature at its joints. Mysticism and Its Alternatives: Rethinking Maimonides. Kellner on Maimonides contra Jewish supremacy.

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Book Description: Many books on Maimonides have been written and still more will appear. Few present Maimonides, as Menachem Kellner does against the actual religious background that informed his many innovative and influential choices.

Many books on Maimonides have been written and still more will. Maimonides Contra Kabbalah: Maimonides’ Confrontation With Mysticism by Menachem Kellner (Portland, Oregon, Littman Library of Jewish Civilization,pp.) By James A.

Diamond Menachem Kellner’s latest book might be considered a mirror-image sequel to his previous provocative study, Must a Jew Believe in Anything.1File Size: KB. Maimonides' Confrontation with Mysticism, by Menachem Kellner.

In this book, Kellner not only analyzes the thought of the great religious thinker but contextualizes it in terms of what he calls the 'proto-kabbalistic' Judaism that preceded him.

Moses ben Maimon, commonly known as Maimonides (/ m aɪ ˈ m ɒ n ɪ d iː z / my-MON-i-deez) and also referred to by the acronym Rambam (Hebrew: רמב״ם), was a medieval Sephardic Jewish philosopher who became one of the most prolific and influential Torah scholars of the Middle his time, he was also a preeminent astronomer and physician.

Born in Córdoba, Almoravid empire (present Died: 12 December (aged 69), Fostat. Maimonides' Confrontation with Mysticism: Menachem Kellner: Books - Skip to main content.

Try Prime EN Hello, Sign in Account & Lists Sign in Account & Lists Returns & Orders Try Prime Cart. Books Go Search Hello Select your address Best /5(6). Throughout the book, Kellner devises a series of easy-to-follow dualities to structure his argument many books have been written about Maimonides.

What Menachem Kellner's book does uniquely is to isolate the ways in which Maimonides bumps against the mystical and mythical strains that run through ancient and medieval Jewish thought like a river.Maimonides’ Confrontation with Mysticism.

By Menachem Kellner. Littman Library of Jewish Civilization,pages. Anyone, of any religion, agnostic, or atheist, wanting to understand the truth about life, the ideas taught by the great philosopher Moses Maimonides ().About the Author Menachem Kellner is Professor of Jewish Thought at the University of Haifa.

He is the author of Dogma in Medieval Jewish Thought and Maimonides' Confrontation with Mysticism and /5(6).