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Medieval Jewish philosophy

Medieval Jewish philosophy - God neither is nor isn’t...

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Jewish philosophy Moses Maimonides (1135-1204) Spanish: Guide to the perplexed Torah to be read allegorically If the Torah does not fit philosophy then reinterpret the Torah to fit it. Both the torah and the world are products of God so there shouldn’t be differences between them. Via Negativa (negative theology) God transcends human adjective You cannot describe God as all powerful, all moral, or all knowing.
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Unformatted text preview: God neither is nor isn’t anything • He is the ultimate of all contradictions Problem with via negative • If God transcends discourse, then you cannot talk about God Three sources of Evil What nature does to us • Natural disasters, disease What other people do to us • Non-natural Those caused by oneself through our own action • These are the evils that we bring upon our self...
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