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Title: The Cambridge Companion to Medieval Jewish Philosophy
Author: Frank, Daniel H Oliver Leaman (eds)
Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Publication Date: 2003
Hardcover; ISBN: 9780521652070
Volumes: 1; Pages: 508
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Influenced originally by Islamic theological speculation, classical philosophers and Christian Scholasticism of the Middle Ages, Jewish thinkers living in Islamic and Christian lands philosophized about Judaism from the ninth to fifteenth centuries. They reflected on the nature of language about God, the creation of the world, the possibility of human freedom and the relationship between divine and human law. This Companion presents major medieval Jewish thinkers in a comprehensive introduction to a vital period of Jewish intellectual history.ContentsPrefaceChronologyGlossaryPart I: Background and Context1. Introduction to the study of medieval Jewish philosophy Oliver Leaman2. The biblical and Rabbinic background to medieval Jewish philosophy David Shatz3. The Islamic context of medieval Jewish philosophy Joel L. KraemerPart II. Ideas, Works and Writers4. Saadya and Jewish Kalam Sarah Stroumsa5. Jewish neoplatonism: being above Being and divine emanation in Solomon ibn Gabirol and Isaac Israeli Sarah Pessin6. Judah Halevi and the philosophy of the Kuzari Barry S. Kogan7. Maimonides and the medieval Jewish Aristotelianism Daniel H. Frank8. Maimonides and the sciences Tzvi Langermann9. Medieval Jewish political thought Menachem Lorberbaum10. Judaism and Sufism Paul B. Fenton11. Philosophy and Kabbalah: 1200-1600 Hava Tirosh-Samuelson12. Arabic into Hebrew: the Hebrew translation movement and the influence of Averroes upon medieval Jewish thought Steven Harvey13. Philosophy in southern France: controversy over philosophic study and the influence of Averroes upon Jewish thought Gregg Stern14. Conservative tendencies in Gersonides' religious philosophy Charles H. ManekinPart III. The Later Years15. The impact of scholasticism upon Jewish philosophy in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries T. M. Rudavsky16. Jewish philosophy and the Jewish-Christian philosophical dialogue in fifteenth century Spain Ari Ackerman17. Hasdi Crescas and anti-Aristotelianism James T. Robinson18. The end and aftereffects of medieval Jewish philosophy Seymour Feldman.