Every Person's Guide to Jewish Philosophy and Philosophers

Jason Aronson, Inc., 1999

While the foundational ideology of the Jew finds its roots in the Bible and its laws and customs, there are a variety of philosophic ideas and concepts that have developed throughout Jewish history that extend and transcend these basic ideas essential to Judaism.

This book presents the reader with the philosophy and theology of great Jewish philosophers throughout the ages. Included are philosophers of the ancient, medieval, and modern periods, a brief biographical sketch of each of them, and their ideas and contributions to the world of Jewish philosophy. In addition, there is a chapter devoted to the philosophies of the four major branches of Judaism: Orthodox, Conservative, Reform, and Reconstructionist. A glossary of philosophic terms and philosophers and a list of books for further reading and research round out this volume.

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