WITH PERFECT FAITH: The Foundations of Jewish Belief

WITH PERFECT FAITH: The Foundations of Jewish Belief
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    WITH PERFECT FAITH: The Foundations of Jewish Belief

    By J. David Bleich


    Softcover, 708 pages
    KTAV Publishing House
    ISBN978-0-87068-4524

    With Perfect Faith is an innovative approach to the study of Jewish philosophy. In this volume, Professor Bleich has organized his selections, drawn from the major figures of medieval Jewish philosophy, around Maimonides' Thirteen Principals of Faith, the most widely accepted creedal statement of Judaism. In so structuring the work, he has devised a superb, systematic approach to the understanding of Jewish belief.
    The work contains a mine of information and presents selections in the crucial issues of faith from the writings of virtually every significant medieval Jewish philosopher including Saadia, Bahya, Halevi, Ibn Daud, Maimonides, Nahmanides, Gersonides, Crescas, Albo and Abravanel. No previous text on Jewish philosophy contains so many primary sources. A number of selections have been expecially translated for this book.

    Dr. Bleich's introduction to each of the Thirteen Principals place in context the selections which follow. His general introduction traces the development of dogmatic principals within Judaism, focusing especially on the Maimonidean formulation and the opposition it aroused. With Perfect Faith is an excellent text for both under-graduate and graduate studies.



    About the Author
    J. David Bleich is a Rosh Yeshiva and Rosh Kollel le-Hora’ah at the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary, Professor of Law at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, and Herbert and Florence Tenzer Professor of Law and Ethics at Yeshiva University. He has served as visiting Gruss Professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Law. He is the author of the acclaimed six-volume series, "Contemporary Halakhic Problems", as well as "Judaism and Healing, Providence in the Philosophy of Gersonides", "Bircas Ha-Chammah", "Time of Death in Jewish Law", a four-volume Hebrew series, "Be-Netivot Ha-Halakhah", and a two-volume work, "Bioethical Dilemmas: A Jewish Perspective". He is also
    editor of "With Perfect Faith" and co-editor of "Jewish Bioethics".