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The Guide of the Perplexed, Vol. 1

Maimonides, Moses; Pines, Shlomo; Strauss, Leo

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ISBN 10: 0226502309 / ISBN 13: 9780226502304
Published by University Of Chicago Press, 1974
Condition: Very Good Soft cover
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0226502309 THIS LISTING IS FOR TWO VOLUMES. 2 volumes, 658pp. volume one (ISBN 0226502309) has yellow cover. volume two (ISBN 0226502317) has green cover. previous owner's bookplates inside front covers. light creases on covers. otherwise clean, solid and unmarked. an attractive set. Size: 4to - over 9 3/4 in - 12 in tall. Year: 1974. Bookseller Inventory # BBS-025633

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Title: The Guide of the Perplexed, Vol. 1

Publisher: University Of Chicago Press

Publication Date: 1974

Binding: PAPERBACK

Book Condition:Very Good

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This monument of rabbinical exegesis written at the end of the twelfth century has exerted an immense and continuing influence upon Jewish thought. Its aim is to liberate people from the tormenting perplexities arising from their understanding of the Bible according only to its literal meaning. This edition contains extensive introductions by Shlomo Pines and Leo Strauss, a leading authority on Maimonides.

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This monument of rabbinical exegesis, written at the end of twelfth century, has exerted an immense and continuing influence upon Jewish thought. It has also been a formative element in the thinking of leading Christian writers and philosophers down through the seventeenth century. The Guide is not a philosophical treatise. Rather, its aim is to liberate men from the tormenting perplexities arising from their understanding of the Bible according only to its literal meaning. This celebrated translation is now available in a two-volume Phoenix paperback edition.

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