Maimonides’ True Belief Concerning God

A Systematization
  • Alvin J. Reines
Part of the Archives Internationales D’Histoire Des Idees / International Archives of the History of Ideas book series (ARCH, volume 114)


The primary difficulty met with in presenting a systematization of Maimonides’ true belief concerning God in the Guide of the Perplexed is that Maimonides gives basically two contradictory concepts of the nature of deity. Accordingly, a systematization requires a description of the contradictory views regarding God that appear in the Guide, an analysis of the reasons for the contradiction, a resolution of the contradiction, and a statement of Maimonides’ true belief concerning God. The two views of deity Maimonides gives in the Guide will be referred to as the absolute transcendence concept and the qualified transcendence concept.


True Belief Human Mind Religious Life True Reality Contradictory Concept 
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© Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, Dordrecht / Boston / Lancaster 1986

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