Much 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 the education of the man was one of the reat teacher's
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Ralph Lerner ¾ 7 ReadOf the eighteenth century Maimonides' enlightenment is premised on THE INEUALITY OF UNDERSTANDINGS AND OTHER DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE ineuality of understandings and other differences between the and *The Common People Instead Of Scorning The Past Lerner Shows * common people Instead of scorning the past Lerner shows enlightenment invests it with a
NEW AND ENNOBLING DIGNITY A VALUABLEand ennobling dignity A valuable 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. Rificing 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 presented here in uncommonly accurate mostly new translations also reveal that Maimonides was willing to risk the scorn his contemporaries to enlighten both his own Future Generations By future enerations By the writings of Maimonides' disciples including Shem Tov ben 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.