Course syllabus / YU only
This course focuses on a variety of fascinating theological and philosophical concepts
that emerge from the writings of Nachmanides. Special attention will be given to
Nachamanides’ Commentary on the Torah. Through close analysis of critical perushim
on the Torah, students will better appreciate and understand Nachmanides’ religious
worldview. The narratives and passages that have been selected will allow us to reflect on
a variety of topics, such as the nature of redemption, the meaning, and purpose of
miracles, divine intervention, free will, and theodicy. Seminars will be discussion-based
with the intention of fostering students’ analytical and critical thinking skills.
Schimmel, I. (2022, Fall). Syllabus: JPHI 1611: Nachmanides. Stern College for Women, Yeshiva University.
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