A collection of nine essays by one of the leading scholars in medieval Jewish Philosophy. The volume consists of two parts. Part I, entitled ?Philosophy and History?, includes essays on the study of medieval Jewish Philosophy, on the notion of Peace, on the political philosophy of Nissim of Gerona and Isaac Abrabanel, and on Maimonides? views on Messianism. In part II, ?Philosophy and Faith?, the subjects dealt with are: ?The God of the Philosophers and the God of the Kabbalists?, the notion of Miracle in medieval Jewish Philosophy, the esoteric character of Maimonides? Guide of the Perplexed, and a lost Arabic recension of Aristotle?s Parva Naturalia. Professor Aviezer Ravitzky is Chairman of the Department of Jewish Thought, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Brill Academic Publishers