RLG433H1: Maimonides and His Modern Interpreters

Hours: 
24S

An introduction to The Guide of the Perplexed by Moses Maimonides, and to some of the basic themes in Jewish philosophical theology and religion. Among topics to be considered through close textual study of the Guide: divine attributes; biblical interpretation; creation versus eternity; prophecy; providence, theodicy, and evil; wisdom and human perfection. Also to be examined are leading modern interpreters of Maimonides.

Prerequisite: 

Permission of instructor

Exclusion: 
Distribution Requirements: 
Humanities
Breadth Requirements: 
Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)