The book of doctrines and beliefs
Saadya [Saadiah] (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)I was expected direct engagement with the book; the conversation about the book is important to have. If you read it and have a knowledgeable response then please PM me. Claire E. Sufrin thinks that we still need to confront Lyotard because he was observing something he observed. Finally, is the definition of postmodernism used by Feldmann-Kaye focused on an Israeli Orthodox definition. I want to start by thanking Professor Brill for inviting me to comment on his conversation with Miriam Feldmann Kaye. His invitation and then even more so the record of the Feldmann Kaye-Brill conversation led me to order a copy of her book and to wait for it with anticipation.
Saadia Gaon's,The Book of Doctrines and Beliefs
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In his philosophical commitment to reason and revelation as joint grounds for knowing and living, Saadya creates a space for the interplay of faith, understanding, tradition, and law. Saadya defends the truth as well as the reasonableness of Biblical and rabbinic writings within the Jewish tradition, engages in polemics against members of the Jewish community who dispense with rabbinic authority, and brings a unique blend of philosophical and theological sensibilities to bear on questions of epistemology, morality and religion. Theologian, philosopher and rabbi, Saadya's legacy includes a number of philosophical and theological treatises, 2 Arabic translations of the Bible, a [mostly non-extant] Biblical commentary in Arabic, various rabbinical, mathematical, and grammatical writings, a Hebrew dictionary, liturgical poems and a Jewish prayer book. A key figure in the life of the Jewish community, Saadya's rabbinic career included influential involvement in a controversial Jewish calendrical reform and a contested rise to the position of head Rabbi at the Sura Academy. In his general philosophical comportment, Saadya upholds the need for and importance of reason, even in a religious context of revelation and faith. In this magnum opus, Saadya aims to move people beyond the various epistemological and existential paralyses through which they are consigned to living always and only in the shadows of error and doubt.
The work was originally in Juedo-Arabic, Arabic written in Hebrew letters with quotations from the Torah. An unabridged translation into English by Samuel Rosenblatt was published in The work was mainly written as a defence of Rabbinic Judaism against the views of Karaite Judaism , which rejects the oral law Mishnah and Talmud. In his detailed introduction, Saadia speaks of the reasons that led him to compose it. His heart was grieved when he saw the confusion concerning matters of religion that prevailed among his contemporaries, finding an unintelligent belief and unenlightened views current among those who professed Judaism, while those who denied the faith triumphantly vaunted their errors.
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