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Maimonides: Rationalist or Mystic?

The World View of the Rambam

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Maimonides: Rationalist or Mystic?: The World View of the Rambam

Can Maimonides' intellectual approach be characterized as rationalistic or mystical? Is there evidence that he studied and even embraced kabbalistic teachings?
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Kabbalah, Mysticism, Reason and Supra-rationality, Maimonides

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David May 24, 2019

It was the Ari who said R. Chayim Vital was a gilgul (a reincarnation) of the Maggid mishneh [commentary on Maimonides] Reply

Elokus January 1, 2019

Since the esteemed Rav and Scholar was discoursing on the interplay and possible wellsprings of Chassidic/Mystical Thought in the earlier Rationalist/Hashkafic/Philosophical disciplines, I would add that the concept of Elokus does have a precedent as well in the Kuzari by the Great Sage Rabbi Yehudah HaLevi. Reply

jak plihal PALM HARBOR September 4, 2018

Thank you for sharing this talk! Reply

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