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Title: How did Nahmanides propose to resolve the Maimonidean Controversy?
Authors: Berger, David
Fleischer, Ezra
Blidstein, Gerald J.
Horowitz, Carmi
Septimus, Bernard
Keywords: Maimonidean Controversy
Judaism --History --Medieval and early modern period, 425-1789.
Naḥmanides, approximately 1195-approximately 1270.
Issue Date: 2001
Publisher: Magnes
Citation: Berger, D. (2001). How did Nahmanides propose to resolve the Maimonidean Controversy? In E. Fleischer, G. J. Blidstein, C. Horowitz, & B. Septimus, (Eds.), Meah She’arim: Studies in Medieval Jewish spiritual life in memory of Isadore Twersky (pp. 135-146). Magnes, 2001.
Series/Report no.: Bernard Revel Faculty Publications;2001
Abstract: The permissibility of pursuing 'external wisdom' became a major motif in the intellectual history of the Jews during the Middle Ages, and in the 1230s it exploded into the greatest controversy that had ever shaken European Jewry, cutting across the three major cultural centers of northern Europe, southern France, and Iberia. Concerned by allegorization of Scripture and other manifestations of philosophical radicalism, R. Solomon b. Abraham of Montpellier dispatched his distinguished student R. Jonah Gerondi to northern France with copies of Maimonides' Guide of the Perplexed and Sefer ha-Madda' so that he might alert the northern rabbis to the sort of works that had been used and misused by the radical allegorizers. (from Introduction)
Description: Book chapter
ISBN: 9654931211
Appears in Collections:Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies (BRGS): Faculty Publications

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