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The Resource Maimonides on the "Decline of the generations" and the nature of rabbinic authority, Menachem Kellner

Maimonides on the "Decline of the generations" and the nature of rabbinic authority, Menachem Kellner

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Maimonides on the "Decline of the generations" and the nature of rabbinic authority
Title
Maimonides on the "Decline of the generations" and the nature of rabbinic authority
Statement of responsibility
Menachem Kellner
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Moses Maimonides, medieval Judaism's leading legist and philosopher, and a figure of central importance for contemporary Jewish self-understanding, held a view of Judaism which maintained the authority of the Talmudic rabbis in matters of Jewish law while allowing for free and open inquiry in matters of science and philosophy
  • Maimonides affirmed, not the superiority of the "moderns" (the scholars of his and subsequent generations) over the "ancients" (the Tannaim and Amoraim, the Rabbis of the Mishnah and Talmud) but the inherent equality of the two. The equality presented here is not equality of halakhic authority, but equality of ability, of essential human characteristics
  • . In order to substantiate these claims, Kellner explores the related idea that Maimonides does not adopt the notion of "the decline of the generations," according to which each succeeding generation, or each succeeding epoch, is in some significant and religiously relevant sense inferior to preceding generations or epochs
  • In order to substantiate these claims, Kellner explores the related idea that Maimonides does not adopt the notion of "the decline of the generations," according to which each succeeding generation, or each succeeding epoch, is in some significant and religiously relevant sense inferior to preceding generations or epochs
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
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Kellner, Menachem Marc
Dewey number
296.6/1
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
BM529
LC item number
.K45 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
SUNY series in Jewish philosophy
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  • Jewish law
  • Judaism and science
  • Judaism and philosophy
  • Tradition (Judaism)
  • Maimonides, Moses
  • Maimonides, Moses
  • Maimónides
  • Rabbijnse literatuur
  • Gezag
  • Tradición (Judaísmo)
Label
Maimonides on the "Decline of the generations" and the nature of rabbinic authority, Menachem Kellner
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Ch. 5.
  • Maimonides on the "Advance" of the Generations
  • Ch. 6.
  • On the Nature of the Rabbis' Authority
  • Ch. 7.
  • Concluding (Quasi- ) Scientific Postscript
  • Citations from Maimonides' Works
  • Ch. 1.
  • The Decline of the Generations
  • Ch. 2.
  • Maimonides on Nature and Miracles
  • Ch. 3.
  • Maimonides on Decline
  • Ch. 4.
  • Maimonides' Attitude towards the Authority of the Rabbis in non-Halakhic Matters
Control code
32590389
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 137 pages
Isbn
9780791429211
Isbn Type
(ch acid-free)
Lccn
95019975
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)32590389
Label
Maimonides on the "Decline of the generations" and the nature of rabbinic authority, Menachem Kellner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Ch. 5.
  • Maimonides on the "Advance" of the Generations
  • Ch. 6.
  • On the Nature of the Rabbis' Authority
  • Ch. 7.
  • Concluding (Quasi- ) Scientific Postscript
  • Citations from Maimonides' Works
  • Ch. 1.
  • The Decline of the Generations
  • Ch. 2.
  • Maimonides on Nature and Miracles
  • Ch. 3.
  • Maimonides on Decline
  • Ch. 4.
  • Maimonides' Attitude towards the Authority of the Rabbis in non-Halakhic Matters
Control code
32590389
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 137 pages
Isbn
9780791429211
Isbn Type
(ch acid-free)
Lccn
95019975
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)32590389

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