מעמדו של הכופר המתייסר בהגותו של רבי חסדאי קרשקש ויחסו לאבנר מבורגוס

Translated title of the contribution: The Status of the Tormented Heretic accordingto Rabbi Hasdai Crescas and his Relation to Abnerof Burgos

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Abstract

In a recent book on Rabbi Hasdai Crescas Prof. Zeev Harvey argued that the status of a tormented heretic is better than the status of a trivial religious person according to Rabbi Hasdai Crecas. The aim of this article is to rethink this claim.The first part of the article affirms that despite the importance of religious fervor in the thought of Rabbi Hasdai Crescas, he doesn’t think that a tormented heretic can exist. According to his position only true (religious) opinions can obligate abelief against the will of the believer. The tormented religious person is worse than the fervor religious person although the tormented heretic cannot exist.The second part of the article describes the heresy of Abner of Burgos as a possible tormented heretic and tries to understand the relation of Rabbi Hasdai Crescas to this kind of heretic.
Translated title of the contributionThe Status of the Tormented Heretic accordingto Rabbi Hasdai Crescas and his Relation to Abnerof Burgos
Original languageHebrew
Pages (from-to)77-95
Number of pages19
Journalמחקרי ירושלים במחשבת ישראל
Volume26
StatePublished - 2021

IHP Publication

  • ihp
  • Crescas, Hasdaï -- 1340-approximately 1410
  • Faith and reason
  • Heresy
  • Jewish philosophy -- Middle Ages, 500-1500
  • Will
  • אבנר מבורגוס -- 1279-1348
  • אמונה ותבונה
  • הרוי, זאב
  • כפירה וכופרים
  • פילוסופיה יהודית של ימי הביניים
  • קרשקש, חסדאי בן אברהם -- 1340-1410
  • רצון

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