MAIMONIDES

Presented by Dr. Joshua Parens

“From Moses to Moses, there was no one like Moses.” This oft-repeated saying appears on the tomb of Moses Maimonides (1137/8-1204 CE). No other single Jewish author has had as much influence within Judaism or beyond it. We will explore selections from his more popular to his most challenging works: his Commentary on the Mishna, his Mishneh Torah (= Deuteronomy!), his letters, and his Guide of the Perplexed. We will examine the man, his manner of writing, his views on law and morality, as well as arguments surrounding the three great themes of his Guide: creation, prophecy, and providence.

Click here for the class syllabus.

Wednesdays: January 29, February 5, 12, 19; 6:30 – 8:30pm

$125
$110 for Members
Educators and Students free

 

DR. JOSHUA PARENS is Professor of Philosophy and Dean of the Braniff Graduate School of Liberal Arts at the University of Dallas. He is a Fellow of the Dallas Institute.