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Author Manguel, Alberto, author.

Title Maimonides : faith in reason / Alberto Manguel.

Publication Info. New Haven : Yale University Press, [2023]


Location Call No. Status
 Manchester, Main Library - Non Fiction  B MAINONIDES    Check Shelf
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  296.092 MAIMONIDES    Check Shelf
Description xvi, 230 pages : illustrations (black and white), maps ; 22 cm.
Series Jewish lives
Jewish lives (New Haven, Conn.)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "As a scholar of Jewish law, a physician, and a philosopher, Maimonides was a singular figure. His work in extracting all the commanding precepts of Jewish law from the Hebrew Bible and the Talmud, interpreting and commenting on them, and translating them into terms that would allow students to lead sound Jewish lives became the model for translating God's word into a language comprehensible by all. His work in medicine--which brought him such fame that he became Saladin's personal physician--was driven almost entirely by reason and observation. In this biography, Alberto Manguel examines the question of Maimonides' universal appeal--he was celebrated by Jews, Arabs, and Christians alike. In our time, when the need for rationality and recognition of the truth is more vital than ever, Maimonides can help us find strategies to survive with dignity in an uncertain world." --Provided by Publisher.
Subject Maimonides, Moses, 1135-1204
Physicians -- Biography.
Philosophers -- Biography.
Jewish scholars -- Biography.
Rabbis -- Egypt -- Biography.
Jewish philosophers -- Egypt -- Biography.
Maimonides, Moses, 1135-1204. (OCoLC)fst00029218
Jewish philosophers. (OCoLC)fst00982887
Rabbis. (OCoLC)fst01086311
Egypt. (OCoLC)fst01208755
Genre/Form Biographies. (OCoLC)fst01919896
Other Form: Online version: Manguel, Alberto. Maimonides. New Haven : Yale University Press, [2023] 9780300271621 (OCoLC)1369641019
ISBN 0300217897
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