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Maimonides' Empire of Light Popular Enlightenment in an Age of BeliefRificing the dignity and core of his message These writings presented here in uncommonly accurate mostly new translations also reveal that Maimonides was willing to risk the scorn of his contemporaries to enlighten both his own and future generations By addressing the writings of Maimonides' disciples including Shem Tov ben Joseph Ibn Falauera in the mid thirteenth century and Joseph Albo in the fifteenth century Lerner shows how this techniue was passed onIn striking contrast to the Enlightenment

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Of the eighteenth century Maimonides' enlightenment is premised on the ineuality of understandings and other differences between the elite and the common people Instead of scorning the past Lerner shows Maimonides' enlightenment invests it with a new and ennobling dignity A valuable reference for students of political philosophy and Jewish studies Lerner's elegantly written book also brings to life the richness and relevance of medieval Jewish thought for all those interested in the Jewish traditio

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Book ✓ Maimonides' Empire of Light Popular Enlightenment in an Age of Belief ✓ Ralph lerner ✓ ❮Download❯ ➾ Maimonides' Empire of Light Popular Enlightenment in an Age of Belief ➹ Author Ralph Lerner – Dogsalonbristol.co.uk Much of the wrMuch of the writing of and about the twelfth century rabbi philosopher and theologian Moses Maimonides is addressed to an elite audience of philosophers and intellectuals Here Ralph Lerner's exploration of Maimonides' popular writings reveals that the education of the common man was one of the great teacher's chief concernsLerner describes the brilliant and sometimes wily ways in which Maimonides sought to break through the despair and superstition that gripped the Jewish people's minds without sac

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