The volume publishes the lectures given at the July 2004 international congress at the occasion of the 800th anniversary of Maimonides’ death.
Author: Georges Tamer
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
Jewish religion, Greek philosophy and Islamic thought mold the philosophy and theology of Maimonides and characterize his work as an excellent example of the fruitful transfer of culture in the Middle Ages. The authors show various aspects of this cultural cross-fertilization, despite religious and ethnic differences. The studies prompt thoughts on a question which is important for the present and the future: How may the different religions, cultures and concepts of knowledge continue to be conveyed in synthesis? The volume publishes the lectures given at the July 2004 international congress at the occasion of the 800th anniversary of Maimonides’ death.
Although Maimonides contributed significantly to the development of the Cairene Jewish center, the balance of forces was tipping ... 1; and see S. Hopkins, “The Languages of Maimonides,” in G. Tamer, ed., The Trias ofMaimonides: Jewish, ...
Author: Sarah Stroumsa
Publisher: Princeton University Press
While the great medieval philosopher, theologian, and physician Maimonides is acknowledged as a leading Jewish thinker, his intellectual contacts with his surrounding world are often described as related primarily to Islamic philosophy. Maimonides in His World challenges this view by revealing him to have wholeheartedly lived, breathed, and espoused the rich Mediterranean culture of his time. Sarah Stroumsa argues that Maimonides is most accurately viewed as a Mediterranean thinker who consistently interpreted his own Jewish tradition in contemporary multicultural terms. Maimonides spent his entire life in the Mediterranean region, and the religious and philosophical traditions that fed his thought were those of the wider world in which he lived. Stroumsa demonstrates that he was deeply influenced not only by Islamic philosophy but by Islamic culture as a whole, evidence of which she finds in his philosophy as well as his correspondence and legal and scientific writings. She begins with a concise biography of Maimonides, then carefully examines key aspects of his thought, including his approach to religion and the complex world of theology and religious ideas he encountered among Jews, Christians, Muslims, and even heretics; his views about science; the immense and unacknowledged impact of the Almohads on his thought; and his vision of human perfection. This insightful cultural biography restores Maimonides to his rightful place among medieval philosophers and affirms his central relevance to the study of medieval Islam.
“Maimonides and charity in the Light of the Geniza documents.” in The Trias of Maimonides/Die Trias des Maimonides, ed. Georges tamer. Berlin: de Gruyter, 2005, 65–81. ———. “Maimonidesʼ egypt.” in Moses Maimonides and His Time, ...
Author: Mark R. Cohen
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
In Maimonides and the Merchants, Mark R. Cohen reveals the extent of pragmatic revisions to the halakha, or body of Jewish law, introduced by Moses Maimonides in his Mishneh Torah, the comprehensive legal code he compiled in the late twelfth century.
Maimonides on Prophecy: A Commentary on Selected Chapters of the Guide ofthe Perplexed. ... Worship of the Heart: A Study of Maimonides' Philosophy of Religion. ... In The Trias of Maimonides/Die Trias des Maimonides, ed.
Author: Daniel Davies
Publisher: Oxford University Press
This book investigates the substance and presentation of major metaphysical themes in Maimonides' Guide for the Perplexed. Using rigorous philosophy it seeks to refute the view that the Guide hides an ''esoteric'' philosophical meaning beneath a traditional veneer, and offers a new explanation of his esotericism.
The Trias of Maimonides / Die Trias des Maimonides : Jewish , Arabic , and Ancient Culture of Knowledge / Jüdische , arabische und antike Wissenskultur , Berlin / New York 2005 , 349-359 ; Gotthard Strohmaier , Maimonides als Galenleser ...
Freudenthal, Gad: “The Biological Limitations of Man's Intellectual Perfection according to Maimonides”, in: The Trias of Maimonides, ed. G. Tamer, Berlin 2005. Friedman, R.Z.: Maimonides and Kant on Metaphysics and Piety, in: Review of ...
Author: George Y. Kohler
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
This book investigates the re-discovery of Maimonides’ Guide of the Perplexed by the Wissenschaft des Judentums movement in Germany of the nineteenth and beginning twentieth Germany. Since this movement is inseparably connected with religious reforms that took place at about the same time, it shall be demonstrated how the Reform Movement in Judaism used the Guide for its own agenda of historizing, rationalizing and finally turning Judaism into a philosophical enterprise of ‘ethical monotheism’. The study follows the reception of Maimonidean thought, and the Guide specifically, through the nineteenth century, from the first beginnings of early reformers in 1810 and their reading of Maimonides to the development of a sophisticated reform-theology, based on Maimonides, in the writings of Hermann Cohen more then a hundred years later.
In The Trias of Maimonides : Jewish , Arabic , and Ancient Culture of Knowledge / Die Trias des Maimonides : Jüdische , arabische und antike Wissenskultur , edited by Georges Tamer , 85–106 . Berlin : De Gruyter . Horn , Dara . 2013.
Author: Josef Stern
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Moses Maimonides’s Guide of the Perplexed is the greatest philosophical text in the history of Jewish thought and a major work of the Middle Ages. For almost all of its history, however, the Guide has been read and commented upon in translation—in Hebrew, Latin, Spanish, French, English, and other modern languages—rather than in its original Judeo-Arabic. This volume is the first to tell the story of the translations and translators of Maimonides’ Guide and its impact in translation on philosophy from the Middle Ages to the present day. A collection of essays by scholars from a range of disciplines, the book unfolds in two parts. The first traces the history of the translations of the Guide, from medieval to modern renditions. The second surveys its influence in translation on Latin scholastic, early modern, and contemporary Anglo-American philosophy, as well as its impact in translation on current scholarship. Interdisciplinary in approach, this book will be essential reading for philosophers, historians, and religious studies scholars alike.
“Maimonides' Knowledge of Avicenna: Some Tentative Conclusions About a Debated Question.” In The Trias of Maimonides: Jewish, Arabic, and Ancient Culture of Knowledge = Die Trias des Maimonides: jüdische, arabische und antike ...
Author: Igor H. De Souza
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Maimonideanism, the intellectual culture inspired by Maimonides’ writings, has received much recent attention. Yet a central aspect of Maimonideanism has been overlooked: the formal reception of the Guide of the Perplexed through commentary. In Rewriting Maimonides, Igor H. De Souza offers a comprehensive analysis of six early philosophical commentaries, written in Italy, Spain, and France, by some of Maimonides’ most loyal followers. The early commentaries represent the most creative period of exegesis of the Guide. De Souza’s analysis dispels the notion that the tradition of commentary on the Guide is monolithic. Rather, De Souza’s study illuminates how each commentator offers distinctive readings. Challenging the hierarchy of text and commentary, Rewriting Maimonides studies commentaries on the Guide as texts in their own right. De Souza approaches the form of commentary as a multifaceted cultural practice. Employing historical, philosophical, and literary methods, this publication fills a lacuna in the history of the Guide through a global perspective on commentary.
“The Biological Limitations of Man's Intellectual Perfection according to Maimonides.” In The Trias of Maimonides: Jewish, Arabic, and Ancient Culture of Knowledge, edited by Georges Tamer, 137-149. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter. . 2007.
Author: Josef Stern
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Maimonides’ Guide of the Perplexed is generally read as an attempt either to harmonize reason and revelation or to show that they are irreconcilable. Moving beyond these familiar debates, Josef Stern argues that the perplexity addressed in this famously enigmatic work is the tension between human matter and form: the body and intellect.
Hopkins, S., “The Languages of Maimonides," in The Trias of Maimonides: Jewish, Arabic, and Ancient Culture of Knowledge, ed. by G. Tamer, New York 2005, pp. 85– 106. Huss, M., ed., Don Vidal Benveniste's Melitsat Efer we-Dinah:Studies ...
Moses Maimonides' On Coitus was composed at the request of an unknown high-ranking official who asked for a regimen that would be easy to adhere to, and that would increase his sexual potency. The present edition by Gerrit Bos contains the original Arabic text, three medieval Hebrew translations, two Latin versions from the same translation (edited by Charles Burnett), and a Slavonic translation (edited by Will Ryan and Moshe Taube).
Maimonides und das Verständnis von Mohammeds Prophetentum, in: The Trias of Maimonides / Die Trias des Maimonides. Jewish, Arabic, and Ancient Culture of Knowledge / Jüdische, arabische und antike Wissenskultur (Studia Judaica 30), ...
Vor Maimonides keine Philosophen: Ein sehr schlechtes und ein sehr gutes Buch zum jüdischen Denken. In: Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 21. ... In: The Trias of Maimonides – Die Trias des Maimonides. Jewish, Arabic, and Ancient Culture ...
Author: Wilhelm Schmidt-Biggemann
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
From the Middle Ages to modern times, from religion to philosophy and vice versa, from Christianity to Judaism to Islam this volume includes papers written in honor of Friedrich Niewohner, the scholar and historian of philosophy who died in 2005. These studies thematically follow up on his work and continue a critical analysis of his critical philosophy of religion."
Hopkins, S., “The Languages of Maimonides," in The Trias of Maimonides:Jewish, Arabic, and Ancient Culture of Knowledge, ed. by G. Tamer, 85–106, New York 2005 (Studia Judaica: Forschungen zur Wissenschaft des Judentums, vol. 30).
Author: Gerrit Bos
With Maimonides’ On the Elucidation of Some Symptoms and the Response to Them (formerly known as On the Causes of Symptoms) Gerrit Bos offers a new critical edition and translation of the original Arabic text, and the medieval Hebrew translations.
Maimonides after 800 Years: Essays on Maimonides and his Influence (Cambridge, MA, 2008), pp. 19–32. M. R. Cohen, 'Maimonides and Charity in the Light of the Genizah Documents', in G. Tamer (ed.), The Trias of Maimonides/Die Trias des ...
Author: Ben Outhwaite
These papers on the medieval manuscripts of the Cairo Genizah are in honour of Stefan Reif, Professor of Medieval Hebrew at Cambridge University, on the occasion of his retirement after thirty-three years as director of the Genizah Research Unit.
80 SARAH STROUMSA , The Politico - Religious Context of Maimonides , in : Die Trias des Maimonides . Jüdische , arabische und antike Wissenskultur , hrsg . von Georges Tamer . Berlin 2005 , S. 257–265 , hat kürzlich zu zeigen versucht ...
Author: Annelies Kuyt
Publisher: Otto Harrassowitz Verlag
Die Vielfalt des Judentums spiegelt sich in seiner Beziehung zum Orient. Er ist biblische Heimat, Ursprung kultureller Fruchtbarkeit und innerjudische wie antijudische Auseinandersetzungen nahmen dort ihren Anfang. Die Grenze zu Europa blieb fl iessend und reichte im Westen bis zu den Pyrenaen und im Osten bis weit uber den Balkan. Dass die Reise in den Orient nicht nur ein exotisches, sondern auch ein philologisches Abenteuer sein kann, wird in vier chronologisch aufeinander folgenden Themenkreisen uber die Bedeutung des Orients fur die judische Geschichte untersucht. Sie umfassen biblische, karaische, medizinische, historiographische und mystische Texte sowie die moderne Rezeption des Orients in Hebraistik, Orientalistik und Reformjudentum. Der Band prasentiert Ergebnisse des Deutschen Orientalistentags in Halle an der Saale, der unter dem Motto "Barrieren - Passagen" stand. Forscher aus unterschiedlichen Disziplinen demonstrieren, wie facettenreich orientwissenschaftliche Bezuge in der Judaistik sein konnen. Dabei gewinnen insbesondere jene Grenzbereiche scharfere Konturen, die bei der Betrachtung des rabbinischen Judentums bisher nicht im Mittelpunkt standen.
God and the Good Life: Maimonides' Virtue Ethics and the Idea of Perfection. In The Trias of Maimonides: Jewish, Arabic, and Ancient Culture of Knowledge, ed. Georges Tamer. Berlin: De Gruyter. Goodman, Lenn E. 2009. Happiness.
Author: Ira Bedzow
This book aims to construct a contemporary Jewish philosophy that accounts for virtue ethics or, rather, to give Jewish virtue ethics a contemporary language for its expression. Ira Bedzow draws significantly on the work of Moses Maimonides and his religio-philosophical explanation of Jewish ethics. However, Bedzow moves away from various aspects of Maimonides’s Aristotelian biology, physics, metaphysics, and psychology. The objective of the volume is to integrate the normative principles of the Jewish tradition into everyday life. While the book translates Jewish ethics from a medieval, Aristotelian framework into a contemporary one, it also serves as a means for Judaism to continue as a living tradition.
Jahrhundert: Streiflichter auf die politisch-kulturelle Geschichte eines 'Grenzraumes,'” in The Trias of Maimonides/Die Trias des Maimonides: Jewish, Arabic, and Ancient Culture of Knowledge/Jüdische, arabische und antike Wissenskultur, ...
Author: Glenn W. Olsen
Publisher: CUA Press
Supper at Emmaus traces various important intellectual topics from the ancient world to the modern period. Generally, as in its treatment of the question of whether the long-standing contrast between cyclical and linear views of history is helpful, it introduces important thinkers who have considered the question. A preoccupation of the book is the appearance and reappearance across the centuries of patterns used to organize temporal and cultural experience. After an opening essay on transcendental truth and cultural relativism, the second chapter traces a distinction, common in historical writings during the past two centuries, between an alleged ancient classical "cyclic" view of time and history, used to describe the claimed repetitiveness of and similarities between historical events ("nothing is new under the sun"), and a contrasting Jewish-Christian linear view, sometimes described as providential in that it moves through a series of unique events to some end intended by God. In the latter, history is "about something," the education of the human race or the redemption of humankind. As in each of the remaining essays, the book then attempts to draw out the limitations of what the current consensus on this topic has become. It does this for such things as our current understanding of religious toleration, humanism, natural law, and teleology. Some of the essays, such as those on debate about Augustine's understanding of marriage or the concluding illustrated essay on the baroque city of Lecce, are published for the first time. Others are based on previously published contributions to the scholarly literature, though generally each of these chapters concludes with a postscript that engages with current scholarly debate on the subject.
Phronesis 31: 197–228. , (1993) “Maimonides' Stance on Astrology in Context: Cosmology, Physics, Medicine, ... The Trias of Maimonides/Die Trias des Maimonides (Berlin) 137–149. , (2009) “Cosmology: The Heavenly Bodies,” in S. Nadler ...
Author: Alan Bowen
Aristotle's great ambition in his De caelo was to determine the nature and structure of the geocentric universe. This collection of essays addresses key epistemological and methodological issues raised by the numerous arguments that Aristotle offers.
“Maimonides and the development of Jewish Thought in an islamic structure.” in The Trias of Maimonides: Jewish, Arabic, and Ancient Culture of Knowledge, edited by George Tamer, 187–97. studia Judaica 30. new York: walter de Gruyter, ...
Author: Amy Karen Downey
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
The life of Moshe ben Maimon (Maimonides) remains a mystery to many within evangelical Christianity. However, he is lauded as a second Moses by many within modern Judaism. Does he deserve that title? Maimonides’s via negativa created a rationale for rejecting the messiahship claims of Jesus in Rabbinic Judaism. Therefore, this book seeks to illustrate that Maimonides, in his desire to create an anti-Christian apologetic regarding the incarnation, fashioned a Judaism that does not reflect the truths of the Tanakh (Old Testament) and developed a Judaism that was untenable for the Jewish people of the twenty-first century. Many Jewish people today are turning in a thousand and one different directions for spiritual answers, but not in the only way that will offer the way to God: Jesus of Nazareth (John 14:6). This work examines the history of Maimonides, his teachings, and an apologetic approach to bring the gospel back to the Jewish people (Rom 1:16).
Maimonides und das Verständnis von Mohammeds Prophetentum , in : G. Tamer ( Hg . ) , The Trias of Maimonides . Jewish , Arabic , and Ancient Culture of Knowledge Die Trias des Maimonides . Jüdische , arabische und antike Wissenskultur ...
Author: Katharina Bracht
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
Die Geschichte der Daniel-Auslegung in Judentum, Christentum und Islam ist Gegenstand dieses Bandes, dessen Themenspektrum bei dem biblischen Danielbuch selbst beginnt und dann über die Danielrezeption im hellenistischen Judentum, im Markusevangelium und in der Alten Kirche über Vertreter des Mittelalters und der Reformationszeit bis hin zu Isaac Newton reicht. Texte und Kunstwerke aus allen drei monotheistischen Weltreligionen werden erörtert.