Hidden Doctrine of Maimonides' Guide for the Perplexed. Philosophical and Religious God-Language in Tension

Author: Kravitz, Leonard
Year:1988
Pages:285
ISBN:0-88946-253-4
978-0-88946-253-3
Price:199.95
Reveals the "hidden doctrine" of Maimonides' Guide for the Perplexed by viewing it as a parable and exploring the means by which Maimonides both concealed and revealed his meaning.

Reviews

". . . a highly provocative and intriguing book. . . . the possibility that much of [Maimonides' Guide] is a decoy, as Kravitz asserts, is both mind-boggling and exciting." _ David Polish in The American Rabbi

"Kravitz turns out to be an expert guide through the plethora of Maimonidean statements, hints, and counter-hints to show in a manner resembling that of the medieval commentaries how Maimonides subtly empties of traditional sense such notions as creation, prophecy, and providence, and affirms them with a meaning befitting the spirituality of a person who accepts the most radical implications of consistent Aristotelian philosophy." - Religious Studies Review