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A Guide for the Perplexed explores contemporary strands of Christian thinking and relates them sensitively and intelligently to alternate viewpoints. This is an excellent resource for both Christians and non-Christians with its rigorous, open, and intelligent approach. With Logos Bible Software, this volume is enhanced with cutting-edge research tools. Scripture citations appear on mouseover in your preferred English translation.

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Tablet and mobile apps let you take the discussion with you. With Logos Bible Software, the most efficient and comprehensive research tools are in one place, so you get the most out of your study. He was formerly dean of Trinity Hall, Cambridge, professor of history and philosophy of religion at the University of London, and regius professor of divinity at the University of Oxford. He is a priest of the Church of England and a fellow of the British Academy.

He is the author of The Word of God?: The Bible after Modern Scholarship. So the edition becomes a hardcore reading, where the reader must really use his mind to solve difficulties and obscurities and look up in literature the references which Maimonides is using. III the auxiliary parts of the edition are indeed very good, such as the small biography given and an account of the manuscript tradition, not to mention a brief analysis of the work.

A final index of recurring passages of Scripture and quotations is also helpful. It must be said, however, that this edition is a republishing from a edition, and thus there are several typos, mostly in reference to Biblical passages. While it is frustrating to open your Bible, look up the indicated chapter and only then discover the passage was taken from another chapter, I consider this a minor issue.

The worst part is the small typeface, of course.

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About the teachings contained here, I can only say they are undoubtedly clever solutions by one the finest philosophers from the Middle Ages. The work is deep in its lessons and is another brilliant proof and sonorous voice showing us that it's the Middle Ages, not the Renaissance, nor Modernity, the era where reason and faith were found together.

This is enough to tell about the work, and more than it I can't say, as you will probably observe after you start reading the book. All that said, I highly recommend this book to those who are really interested in philosophy, that is, those who are indeed in a quest for truth.


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The writting itself is very good. But this edition is not fit to be sold. The print is about 5pt type and it is almost pages. I wish I had read the other review about the small type. If I hadn't seen it myself I would never had believed a publisher would do such a thing.

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I am going to ask for my money back. I was looking foward to reading a classic of Religious Studies, but the small print has taken all the joy out of it. I will try to find a better edition. Do NOT buy this one! Top rated Most recent Top rated. All reviewers Verified purchase only All reviewers All stars 5 star only 4 star only 3 star only 2 star only 1 star only All positive All critical All stars All formats Format: There was a problem filtering reviews right now.

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By Alex on November 17, Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. This is one of the greatest exegesises of the Old Testament ever written. I know, technically to a Jewish scholar like Maimonides, it's not the "Old Testament," but as an Orthodox Christian I found Maimonides' writings invaluable into gaining a deeper understanding of both the Torah and of God Himself.

This is a dense tome, but worth reading if you have any interest in God, man, philosophy, human nature, and the universe.

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Armstrong on May 1, After further trying to use the Kindle version of The Guide I have decided that it is just unusable. The entire book is one long unbroken stream of text. The beginnings of chapters aren't highlighted or separated using line breaks. Even footnotes are embedded right in with the text.

Unfortunately Amazon won't let me change my original star ranking. But I'd rate this implementation as one star. I needn't emphasize that his is a great book. Also, I have no problem with the dated plus year old style of the translation. It is the implementation for the Kindle that leaves much to be desired. There is no active table of contents.

This makes navigation very difficult. I started reading after finally finding the beginning of the text after paging through page after page of the inactive TOC. Then my Kindle "hiccupped" and restarted itself at the home page. I was not amused at having to page through the same inactive TOC to find the text that I had been reading. I would be much more putout if I had spent a lot of money for it. Just remember that you will have to take the time to put in your own navigation bookmarks. By Gary Thaller on November 28, For those who would choose this book, they probably have a pretty good idea of what they are getting into.

It's hard to understand. And it takes years to sink in after reading it. Then if one has been reading other things for those years, it will make more sense the second time around.

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But the reason I'm posting this is I love the Kindle Format. The book is thick and heavy to hold. The print is small, and the margins are a bit narrow.