Amsterdam Studies in Jewish Philosophy

Reading Maimonides' Philosophy in 19th Century Germany

The Guide to Religious Reform

Authors: Kohler, George Y.

  • First ever study of reception history in modern times of Maimonides' famous "Guide of the Perplexed"
  • Original daring claims and theories concerning the relation between religious reforms in Judaism and civic emancipation in Western Europe
  • Presents and discusses material written on Maimonides in nineteenth century Germany Serves as an intellectual history of the Reform and Conservative Movement in Judaism
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This book investigates the re-discovery of Maimonides’ Guide of the Perplexed by the Wissenschaft des Judentums movement in Germany of the nineteenth and beginning twentieth Germany. Since this movement is inseparably connected with religious reforms that took place at about the same time, it shall be demonstrated how the Reform Movement in Judaism used the Guide for its own agenda of historizing, rationalizing and finally turning Judaism into a philosophical enterprise of ‘ethical monotheism’. The study follows the reception of Maimonidean thought, and the Guide specifically, through the nineteenth century, from the first beginnings of early reformers in 1810 and their reading of Maimonides to the development of a sophisticated reform-theology, based on Maimonides, in the writings of Hermann Cohen more then a hundred years later.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Reading Maimonides' Philosophy in 19th Century Germany
Book Subtitle
The Guide to Religious Reform
Authors
Series Title
Amsterdam Studies in Jewish Philosophy
Series Volume
15
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-4035-8
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-4035-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-4034-1
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9858-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 374
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