Gersonides

[Revised entry by Tamar Rudavsky on September 29, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Perhaps no other medieval Jewish philosopher has been so maligned over the centuries as Gersonides
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[Revised entry by Tamar Rudavsky on September 29, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Perhaps no other medieval Jewish philosopher has been so maligned over the centuries as Gersonides (Levi ben Gerson, acronym Ralbag). Indeed, his major philosophical work, Sefer Milhamot Ha-Shem (The War of the Lord, 1329), was called "Wars against the Lord" by one of his opponents. Despite the vilification of his position, Gersonides emerges as one of the most significant and comprehensive thinkers in the medieval Jewish tradition. He has been...

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