By Rabbi Marc D. Angel PhD

ISBN-10: 1580234119

ISBN-13: 9781580234115

ISBN-10: 1683361849

ISBN-13: 9781683361848

A hard examine nice Jewish philosophers, and what their pondering capability to our realizing of God, fact, revelation and reason.

Moses Maimonides (11381204) is Jewish historys maximum exponent of a rational, philosophically sound Judaism. He strove to reconcile the lessons of the Bible and rabbinic culture with the rules of Aristotelian philosophy, arguing that faith and philosophy finally needs to arrive on the similar truth.


Baruch Spinoza (163277) is Jewish historys such a lot illustrious heretic. He believed that fact might be attained via cause on my own, and that philosophy and faith have been separate domain names which can no longer be reconciled. His critique of the Bible and its teachings triggered an highbrow and non secular upheaval whose results are nonetheless felt today.

Rabbi Marc D. Angel discusses significant subject matters within the writings of Maimonides and Spinoza to teach us how smooth humans can care for faith in an intellectually sincere and significant manner. From Maimonides, we achieve perception on how one can harmonize conventional non secular trust with the dictates of cause. From Spinoza, we achieve perception into the highbrow demanding situations which has to be met by means of sleek believers.

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