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MAHARAL’S ANTHROPOLOGY: TOWARD DEFINING THE LIMITS OF HIS HUMANISM
MAHARAL’S ANTHROPOLOGY: TOWARD DEFINING THE LIMITS OF HIS HUMANISM

Author(s): Pavel Sládek
Subject(s): Jewish studies
Published by: Zidovské muzeum v Praze

Summary/Abstract: In one of her two articles on the Maharal, which remain seminal for their acuteness, Rivka Schatz criticized the existing scholarship on this major religious thinker of the sixteenth-century Ashkenaz for creating “an idealized interpretation of the Maharal’s doctrines, while his actual philosophy and its roots remained outside the realm of discussion”. She rejected the rather romantic view of Maharal offered by Andre Neher in both his French monograph and his lesser known Hebrew article as well as the superficial and distorted account by Ben Zion Bokser.

  • Issue Year: XLIV/2009
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 5-40
  • Page Count: 36
  • Language: English