The Guide of the Perplexed: v. 1
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The Guide of the Perplexed: v. 1

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This monument of rabbinical exegesis written at the end of the twelfth century has exerted an immense and continuing influednce upon Jewish thought. Its aim is to liberate people from the tormenting perplexities arising from their understanding of the Bible according only to its literal meaning. This edition contains extensive introductions by Shlomo Pines and Leo Strauss, a leading authority on Maimonides.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 231 pages
  • 190 x 250 x 20.57mm | 707g
  • University of Chicago Press
  • Chicago, IL, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0226502309
  • 9780226502304
  • 305,838

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This monument of rabbinical exegesis, written at the end of twelfth century, has exerted an immense and continuing influence upon Jewish thought. It has also been a formative element in the thinking of leading Christian writers and philosophers down through the seventeenth century. The Guide is not a philosophical treatise. Rather, its aim is to liberate men from the tormenting perplexities arising from their understanding of the Bible according only to its literal meaning. This celebrated translation is now available in a two-volume Phoenix paperback edition.
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