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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