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The Guide for the Perplexed

The Guide for the Perplexed
Author: Moses Maimonides
ISBN 13: 9780486203515
ISBN 10: 486203514
Edition: Revised
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication Date: 2000-05
Format: Paperback
Pages: 496
List Price: $12.95

" man's love of God is identical with his knowledge of Him." - The Guide for the Perplexed, Chapter 51.

The Guide for the Perplexed is the literary masterpiece of Moses Maimonides, perhaps the greatest Jewish thinker of the middle ages if not of all time. Historically crucial, it sowed the first seeds of Renaissance humanism and early modern scientific optimism by transmitting the rationalism of Aristotle's philosophy from medieval Arabic high culture to Christian theologians such as Albertus Magnus and Thomas Aquinas

This work is one of the rare jewels of world spiritual literature, a profound and timeless statement of man's relation to himself, to God, and to society. It offers modern readers, like their medieval predecessors, a stiff challenge: do you have the tenacity to penetrate the interrelated paradoxes of The Guide for the Perplexed, the mind, and the universe in order to join the fortunate few who have glimpsed the ultimate truths of existence?