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Philosophy, medieval
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Neither the authors of the Bible nor the rabbis of the talmudic era expressed their ideas in philosophical terms. The Bible assumes the existence of a creative, providential God, without attempting to demonstrate His existence. Major theological questions, such as the existence of evil or God’s fore…

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Daniel J. Lasker, “Philosophy, medieval”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 18 August 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1878-9781_ejiw_COM_0017540>
First published online: 2010
First print edition: ISBN: 978900417678, 3623



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