Is God a person? Maimonides, Crescas, and beyond

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Drawing from multiple generations of Jewish philosophy (from Maimonides until today), this article argues for the seemingly paradoxical conclusion that God is both fully, and not at all, a person. The apparent contradiction in this conclusion is resolved by appeal to a two-layered ontology.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S34-S60
JournalReligious Studies
StatePublished - 1 Oct 2022

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  • Crescas
  • Hassidism
  • Heschel
  • Maimonides
  • Open Theism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Religious studies
  • Philosophy


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