Messianism in Medieval Jewish Thought.

How did medieval Jewish scholars, from Saadia Gaon to Yitzhak Abravanel, imagine a world that has experienced salvation? What is the nature of reality in the days of the Messiah? This work explores reactions to the seductive promises of apocalyptic teachings, tracing their fluctuations between intel...

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Main Author: Schwartz, Dov.
Format: eBook
Language:English
Hebrew
Published: Brighton, MA : Academic Studies Press, 2017.
Series:Emunot: Jewish Philosophy and Kabbalah Ser.
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Online Access:Available via EBSCO eBook Collection
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Summary:How did medieval Jewish scholars, from Saadia Gaon to Yitzhak Abravanel, imagine a world that has experienced salvation? What is the nature of reality in the days of the Messiah? This work explores reactions to the seductive promises of apocalyptic teachings, tracing their fluctuations between intellect and imagination. The volume extensively surveys the tension between naturalistic and apocalyptic approaches to the history of the messianic idea so fundamental to the history of Jewish philosophy in the Middle Ages and reveals the scope and challenges of medieval thought.
Physical Description:1 online resource (287 pages)
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:9781618115706
1618115707
9781618115690
1618115693