Philosophies of Judaism: The History of Jewish Philosophy from Biblical Times to Franz Rosenzweig

By: Guttmann, Julius; Silverman, David W. (Translator); Werblowski, R.J. Zwi (Introduction)

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First edition. One inch tear along top edge of front jacket panel, half inch by one inch chip along top edge of rear jacket panel, other minor chips and minor tears to jacket edges. Bottom corners of some pages lightly bumped. 1964 Hard Cover. x, 464 pp. Philosophies of Judaism is a complete and authoritative history of Jewish philosophy, from biblical times through its period of great vitality in the Middle Ages to the turn of this century. Professor Guttmann is both historian and interpreter, setting forth with great clarity basic information about each important thinker and movement, analyzing their strengths and weaknesses, and assessing their contributions. It is Professor Guttmann's underlying thesis that there cannot be a single philosophy of Judaism, because Judaism has never given official sanction or preference to one philosophic tradition over others. Every doctrine of Judaism, whether biblical, rational, empirical, or mystic, yields a more or less accurate image of Judaism to the extent that it comes to grips with the basic realities of Jewish religious experience: the existence of God, the primacy of Torah, and the history of the Jewish people.

Title: Philosophies of Judaism: The History of Jewish Philosophy from Biblical Times to Franz Rosenzweig

Author: Guttmann, Julius; Silverman, David W. (Translator); Werblowski, R.J. Zwi (Introduction)

Categories: Philosophy, Modern First Editions, Judaica, Judaism,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New York, Holt, Rinehart and Winston: 1964

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Good

Seller ID: 2305010

Keywords: PHILOSOPHY RELIGION RELIGIOUS JUDAISM JUDAIC JEWISH TRADITION PHILOSOPHICAL,