Epistles of Maimonides: Crisis and Leadership
Jewish Publication Society, 1993 - Religion - 292 pages
Features letters that represent Maimonide's response to three issues critical to Jews in his day and ours: religious persecution, the claims of Christianity and Islam and rational philosophy's challenge to faith.
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