The Resource Searching for a distant God : the legacy of Maimonides, Kenneth Seeskin

Searching for a distant God : the legacy of Maimonides, Kenneth Seeskin

Label
Searching for a distant God : the legacy of Maimonides
Title
Searching for a distant God
Title remainder
the legacy of Maimonides
Statement of responsibility
Kenneth Seeskin
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Monotheism is usually considered Judaism's greatest contribution to world culture, but it is far from clear what monotheism is. This work examines the notion that monotheism is not so much a claim about the number of God as a claim about the nature of God. Seeskin argues that the idea of a God who is separate from his creation and unique is not just an abstraction but a suitable basis for worship. He examines this conclusion in the contexts of prayer, creation, sabbath observance, repentance, religious freedom and love of God. Maimonides plays a central role in the argument both because of his importance to Jewish self-understanding and because he deals with the question of how philosophic ideas are embodied in religious ritual
Cataloging source
MT4IT
Dewey number
296.3/11/092
Index
index present
LC call number
BM610
LC item number
.S38 2000eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Searching for a distant God : the legacy of Maimonides, Kenneth Seeskin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-241) and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
other
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The urge to philosophize -- The challenge of monotheism -- Speaking of and to God -- The problem of creation -- Imitatio Dei -- Monotheism and freedom -- Popular religion and a personal God -- Appendix: esotericism and the limits of knowledge: a critique of Strauss
Control code
ocn252599343
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 252 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781280530463
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b3602188x
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)252599343
  • acaebk0195344081

Library Locations

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