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An Introduction to Medieval Jewish Philosophy.

An Introduction to Medieval Jewish Philosophy, by Daniel Rynhold.. London; l.B. Tauris, 2009. 256 pp. [pounds sterling]16.99. ISBN 978-1-84511-748-1.

  Moses Maimonides, Levi Gersonides, Judah Halevi, Saadia
  Gaon, Hasdai Crescas and their like grappled with some
  of the most challenging metaphysical issues, while the
  profundity of their solutions continues to engage philosophers
  today. Focusing on the central philosophical questions of the
  Middle Ages, Daniel Rynhold offers an introduction to topics
  such as God and creation, human free will, biblical prophecy,
  the Commandments, the divine attributes, and immortality. Each
  chapter builds a debate around a particular topic and in
  so doing utilizes the arguments of the chief philosophical
  figures of the medieval era. The book also provides
  suggestions for further reading at the end of each chapter.
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