New PDF release: Searching for a Distant God: The Legacy of Maimonides

By Kenneth Seeskin

ISBN-10: 019512846X

ISBN-13: 9780195128468

Monotheism is generally thought of Judaism's maximum contribution to international tradition, however it is way from transparent what monotheism is. This paintings examines the suggestion that monotheism isn't rather a lot a declare in regards to the variety of God as a declare concerning the nature of God. Seeskin argues that the belief of a God who's break free his construction and exact is not only an abstraction yet an appropriate foundation for worship. He examines this end within the contexts of prayer, construction, sabbath observance, repentance, spiritual freedom, and love of God. Maimonides performs a relevant position within the argument either as a result of his significance to Jewish self-understanding and since he bargains with the query of the way philosophic principles are embodied in non secular ritual.

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