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Sherwin B. Nuland—best-selling author of How We Die—focuses his surgeons eye and writers pen on this greatest of rabbis, most intriguing of Jewish philosophers, and most honored of Jewish doctors.

Moses Maimonides was a Renaissance man before there was a Renaissance: a great physician, a dazzling Torah scholar, a daring philosopher. Eight hundred years after his death, his notions about God, faith, the afterlife, and the Messiah still stir debate; his life as a physician still inspires; and the enigmas of his character still fascinate. Nuland's portrait of Maimonides that makes his life, his times, and his thought accessible to the general reader as they have never been before.

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Moses Maimonides was a great physician, a dazzling Torah scholar, a community leader, and a philosopher whose greatest work attempted to reconcile scientific knowledge with faith in God. The bestselling author of "How We Die" focuses on this greatest of rabbis.

Synopsis:

Sherwin B. Nuland—best-selling author of How We Die—focuses his surgeons eye and writers pen on this greatest of rabbis, most intriguing of Jewish philosophers, and most honored of Jewish doctors.

Moses Maimonides was a Renaissance man before there was a Renaissance: a great physician, a dazzling Torah scholar, a daring philosopher. Eight hundred years after his death, his notions about God, faith, the afterlife, and the Messiah still stir debate; his life as a physician still inspires; and the enigmas of his character still fascinate. Nuland's portrait of Maimonides that makes his life, his times, and his thought accessible to the general reader as they have never been before.

About the Author

Sherwin B. Nuland, M.D., is the author of nine previous books, including Doctors: The Biography of Medicine, The Wisdom of the Body, The Mysteries Within, Lost in America: A Journey with My Father, and The Doctors’ Plague. His book How We Die: Reflections on Life’s Final Chapter won the National Book Award and spent thirty-four weeks on the New York Times best-seller list. His writing has appeared in The New Yorker, The New Republic, The New York Times, Time, and The New York Review of Books. Nuland is a clinical professor of surgery at Yale University, where he also teaches bioethics and medical history. He lives with his family in Connecticut.

Lost in America, Doctors: The Biography of Medicine, How We Live, and How We Die are available in paperback from Vintage Books.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780805211504
Author:
Nuland, Sherwin B
Publisher:
Schocken Books Inc
Author:
Nuland, Sherwin B.
Subject:
Religious
Subject:
Philosophers
Subject:
Judaism - History
Subject:
Biography-Religious
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Jewish Encounters
Publication Date:
20080831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.00x5.48x.75 in. .61 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Moses Maimonides was a great physician, a dazzling Torah scholar, a community leader, and a philosopher whose greatest work attempted to reconcile scientific knowledge with faith in God. The bestselling author of "How We Die" focuses on this greatest of rabbis.
"Synopsis" by , Sherwin B. Nuland—best-selling author of How We Die—focuses his surgeons eye and writers pen on this greatest of rabbis, most intriguing of Jewish philosophers, and most honored of Jewish doctors.

Moses Maimonides was a Renaissance man before there was a Renaissance: a great physician, a dazzling Torah scholar, a daring philosopher. Eight hundred years after his death, his notions about God, faith, the afterlife, and the Messiah still stir debate; his life as a physician still inspires; and the enigmas of his character still fascinate. Nuland's portrait of Maimonides that makes his life, his times, and his thought accessible to the general reader as they have never been before.

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