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MYSTICS, PHILOSOPHERS, AND POLITICIANS: ESSAYS IN JEWISH INTELLECTUAL HISTORY IN HONOR OF ALEXANDER ALTMANN

Reinharz, Jehuda

Published by Durham, N. C. , Duke University Press, 1982
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Original Publisher’s Cloth. 8vo. Xii, 372 pages. Port. 25 cm. Series: Duke Monographs in Medieval and Renaissance Studies, No. 5. "Altmann (1906–1987) was a rabbi, teacher, and scholar, [whose] father and family died in Auschwitz, together with his wife and other members of his family. " (EJ) He is best known for his studies of the thought of Moses Mendelssohn, and was indeed the leading Mendelssohn scholar since the time of Mendelssohn himself. He also made important contributions to the study of Jewish mysticism, and for a large part of his career he was the only scholar in the United States working on this subject in a purely academic setting. CONTENTS: "Alexander Altmann: a Portrait, " Daniel Swetschinski; "Merkavah speculation at Qumran: the 4Q Serekh Shirot 'Olat ha-Shabbat, " Lawrence H. Schiffman; "Moses and the law according to Maimonides, " Kalman P. Bland; "Maimonides on possibility, " Alfred L. Ivry; "Principles of Judaism in Maimonides and Joseph ibn Caspi, " Barry Mesch; "The Jewish philosophical critique of transubstantiation, " Daniel J. Lasker; "The absolute freedom of the divine will in the philosophy of Abraham Bibago, " Allan Lazaroff; "Maggidic revelation in the teachings of Isaac Luria, " Lawrence Fine; "‘How profitable the nation of the Jews are’: the humble addresses of Menasseh ben Israel and the Discorso of Simone Luzzatto, " Benjamin Ravid; "Rabbi Nahman Bratslaver's journey to the land of Israel, " Arthur Green; "From patriot to Israelite: Abraham Furtado in revolutionary France, " Frances Malino; "Ethnicity and Jewish solidarity in nineteenth-century France, " Phyllis Cohen Albert; "Leadership and charisma: the case of Theodor Herzl, " Jehuda Reinharz and Shulamit Reinharz; "Rosenzweig and Kant: two views of ritual and religion, " Paul R. Mendes-Flohr. SUBJECT(S) : Jewish philosophy. Philosophy, Medieval. Mysticism -- Judaism. Jews -- France -- Identity. Renaissance. Philosophie juive. Philosophie médiévale. Mysticisme -- Judaïsme. Juifs -- France -- Identité. Jodendom. Filosofie. Herzl, Theodor, 1860-1904. Altmann, Alexander, 1906- "Bibliography of Alexander Altmann's writings": pages [343]-354. Includes bibliographical references and indexes. Very good condition. (FEST1-59). Bookseller Inventory # 27192

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Title: MYSTICS, PHILOSOPHERS, AND POLITICIANS: ...

Publisher: Durham, N. C. , Duke University Press

Publication Date: 1982

Binding: Hardcover

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