Searching for A Distant God

Searching for A Distant God

The Legacy of Maimonides

eBook - 2000
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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.
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2000
ISBN: 9780195344080
0195344081
9781280530463
1280530464
9781429403634
1429403632
9780195128468
019512846X
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xii, 252 pages)

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