מבצע לכבוד החגים. מבחר גדול של ספרים בהנחות גדולות. בתקופת החגים יתכנו עיכובים במשלוחים. הזמנות שיתקבלו לאחר 13.9 יטופלו לאחר סוכות. שנה טובה ומתוקה, שנת בריאות והצלחה.
>Maimonides the Universalist
מידע נוסף
שנה:
2020
דאנאקוד:
45-978946
ISBN:
978-1-906-76455-5
עמודים:
416
שפה:
משקל:
1000 גר'
כריכה:
קשה

Maimonides the Universalist

The Ethical Horizons of the Mishneh Torah

תקציר

Maimonides ends each book of his legal code the Mishneh torah with a moral or philosophical reflection, in which he lifts his eyes, as it were, from purely halakhic concerns and surveys broader horizons. Menachem Kellner and David Gillis analyse these concluding paragraphs, examining their verbal and thematic echoes, their adaptation of rabbinic sources, and the way in which they coordinate with the Mishneh torah’s underlying structures, in order to understand how they might influence our interpretation of the code as a whole—and indeed our view of Maimonides himself and his philosophy.
Taking this unusual cross-section of the work, Kellner and Gillis conclude that the Mishneh torah presents not only a system of law, but also a system of universal values. They show how Maimonides fashions Jewish law and ritual as a programme for attaining ethical and intellectual ends that are accessible to all human beings, who are created equally in the image of God.
Many reject the presentation of Maimonides as a universalist. The Mishneh torah especially is widely seen as a particularist sanctuary. This study shows how profoundly that view must be revised.