Isaac Abravanel on Miracles, Creation, Prophecy, and Evil: The Tension Between Medieval Jewish Philosophy and Biblical Commentary

Isaac Abravanel on Miracles, Creation, Prophecy, and Evil: The Tension Between Medieval Jewish Philosophy and Biblical Commentary

by Alfredo Fabio Borodowski

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Overview

How do philosophical theories influence the reading of the Bible? How did the transition from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance alter the views of God, miracles, prophecy, creation, and evil? This book explores these questions in detail through the work of Isaac Abravanel (1437-1508), a great Jewish statesman, philosopher, and biblical interpreter who embodied the fundamental paradigm shift from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance. This book also serves as an invaluable reference guide to such medieval Jewish philosophers as Saadia, Maimonides, and Gersonides, as well as some of their Muslim counterparts such as Averroes, Avicenna, and al-Ghazali, in most of the fundamental issues of philosophy and biblical interpretation.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780820462363
Publisher: Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers
Publication date: 02/06/2003
Series: Studies in Biblical Literature Series , #53
Pages: 241
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)

About the Author

The Author: Alfredo Fabio Borodowski teaches at the Graduate and Rabbinical schools of the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York, where he obtained his doctorate in Jewish philosophy. Dr. Borodowski is a native of Argentina, where he earned a law degree at the University of Buenos Aires and a Rabbinic ordination at the Seminario Rabinico Latinoamericano. He currently serves as the Rabbi of the Jewish Community Center of Harrison, New York, and is widely published in Jewish academic circles.

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