Saturday, January 13, 2007

Maimonides was difficult to comprehend how this outstanding traditional authority, whose landmark restatement of Jewish law, Mishneh Torah, towered over all subsequent halakhic literature, could also be the author of the Guide of the Perplexed, the most innovative work of speculative Jewish philosophy until the early modern period and one of the few permanent masterpieces of medieval philosophy, period. --Joel L. Kraemer, The Great Eagle, by David C. Flatto, Commentary, January 2009, review of Maimonides: The Life and World of One of Civilization’s Greatest Minds, (via Arts & Letters Daily)

Recommended reading:
by Maimonides at Reading Rat

Criticism (articles, essays, reviews):

Body and Soul, by David Novak, First Things, April 2006, review of Maimonides (2006) by Sherwin B. Nuland

The Mind of Maimonides, by David Novak, First Things, February 1999


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