The Reasons for the Commandments in Jewish Thought: From the Bible to the Renaissance (Hardback)Isaac Heinemann (author)
Hardback 240 Pages / Published: 30/05/2008
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This classic work by early-20th-century Jewish humanist and scholar Isaac Heinemann surveys the crucial phases of Jewish thought concerning correct conduct as codified in the commandments. Heinemann provides his own systematic insights about the intellectual, emotional, pedagogical, and pragmatic reasoning advanced by the major Jewish thinkers. Volume I, translated here for the first time, covers Jewish thinkers from the Bible, rabbis and Hellenistic philosophers through the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, including Saadiah, Halevi, Maimonides, Albo and many others. Heinemann addresses such questions as: what were the Biblical, rabbinic, medieval, and modern rationales offered for the commandments in the course of Jewish thought?
Publisher: Academic Studies Press
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 513 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 20 mm
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