As formulated by Stem, the Maimonidean
ideal of human perfection also calls to mind the medieval Christian monastic conception of philosophia as "lived wisdom," that is, a way of life guided by reason, rather than exclusively a theory or a way of knowing.
The notion of elitism in Maimonides is part of the much broader and more complex issue of esotericism in Maimonidean
studies, which space constraints do not allow me to address here.
70) For the question of the order in which Radak wrote his works, see Yechiel Tzeitkin, "The Characteristics of Biblical Exegesis in the Works of Peshat Commentators of the Maimonidean
School of Provence in the 13th and 14th Centuries" (Hebrew; PhD diss.
And that's not to mention focused analyses of Maimonidean
thought, books in Hebrew and other languages, or new editions of the man's own works.
parallels can be found in Moses Maimonides, The Guide of the Perplexed, trans.
We may doubt that the four methods are equally suited to achieve that end, for Maimonidean
Yet, when the words are viewed from the broader perspective of the liturgical history, with its relationship to the Maimonidean
controversy, the contemporary debate over the need for Enlightenment and skeptical inquiry emerges.
Josep Puig Montada, que desde este ano sera el nuevo Presidente de la siemp, hablo de <<Hasday ha-Sefardi and the Maimonidean
In the end, Kellner bemoans the fact that Maimonidean
reforms have failed to take hold in Judaism.
scholars believe that Maimonides essentially believed in the eternity of the world.
These interpretations are wide-ranging: an allegory for God's relationship to the people of Israel in the course of history; the allegorized union of the active and material intellects in Maimonidean
epistemology; a symbol for the union of Malkhut and Shekhinah in Zoharic theosophy (or the soul and God in the mystical conceptions of devekut); and a paradigm for the liturgical personification of Shabbot as the divine Bride (see Pope [1977, 89-112, 153-79] for a useful overview of the variety of literal and non-literal Jewish interpretations).
LESNICK, supra note 5, at 158 (citing Seth Kreimer's view that Jewish tradition teaches an obligation to those who are not fortunate); Jose Faur, Law and Hermeneutics in Rabbinic Jurisprudence: A Maimonidean
Perspective, 14 CARDOZO L.
Take as an example the Thirteen Articles of the Maimonidean
faith: it is a rational definition of the reality of Judaism.
Botwinick argues most impressively that there is external evidence showing Hobbes's "duplication" of Maimonidean
negative theology and certain shared patterns of argument.
argument amounts to a rejection of both fundamentalism and supercilious secularism.