The Wisdom of Maimonides

The Life and Writings of the Jewish Sage

By Edward Hoffman (Editor)
(Trumpeter, Paperback, 9781590305171, 172pp.)

Publication Date: May 13, 2008

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Description
Here is an accessible introduction to the life and wisdom of the famous twelfth-century philosopher-physician Moses Maimonides, whose prolific writings on medical and religious issues, commentaries on Jewish texts, and writings on Jewish ethics and law profoundly influenced Judaism.
The Wisdom of Maimonides includes a biography; a section of selected teachings drawn from Maimonides' major works "The Guide for the Perplexed" and the "Mishneh Torah," as well as his other writings; and tales about Maimonides' colorful life as a court physician and rabbinic leader.



About the Author
Edward Hoffman, Ph.D., is the critically acclaimed author of "The Right to Be Human: A Biography of Abraham Maslow "(McGraw-Hill), "The Drive for Self, " and "Future Visions: The Unpublished Papers of Abraham Maslow." A licensed clinical psychologist based in New York City, he has over 20 years of professional experience with an emphasis on psychological evaluation, and lectures widely throughout the United States, Europe, South America, and Asia.
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