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.
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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