Book of Doctrines and Beliefs (BOK)

Saadya Gaon

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Saadya ben Joseph al-Fayyumi (882-942), gaon (head) of the rabbinic academy at Sura and one of the preeminent Jewish thinkers of the medieval period, attempted to create a complete statement of Jewish religious philosophy in which all strands of philosophical thought were to be knit into a unified system. In The Book of Doctrines and Beliefs , Saadya sought to rescue believers from "a sea of doubt and the waters of confusion" into which they had been cast by Christianity, Islam, and other faiths. By employing philosophical--or kalamic--argumentation to examine and defend traditional Jewish beliefs, Saadya hoped to turn blind faith into conviction based on rational understanding. First published in 1946, and reprinted here without alteration, Alexander Altmann's judicious abridgment of his own translation has remained the standard edition of this influential work. A new Introduction by Daniel Frank sets Saadya's work in its broader historical, cultural, and philosophical contexts.

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Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2002 Forfatter Saadya Gaon
Forlag
HACKETT
ISBN 9780872206397
Antall sider 200 Dimensjoner 14,2cm x 21,5cm x 1,4cm
Vekt 254 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Andre medvirkende Daniel H. Frank