Prof. Harry Austryn Wolfson, philosopher and one of the world’s leading scholars on comparative religion, died Thursday at Harvard University’s. Harry Wolfson was renowned throughout the world for the depth, scope, and wisdom of his monumental volumes on the structure and growth of philosophic. Harry Austryn Wolfson’s systematic presentation of the philosophy of Spinoza has long been a classic. It is with pride that we make it available again in a.

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In a collection of Wolfson’s articles appeared under the title Religious Philosophy: Only 3 left in stock – order soon. Wolfson studies the Kalam systematically, unfolding its philosophic origins and implications and observing its repercussions in other hary. In the introduction pp. His greatest contribution may therefore have been in collapsing all the artificial barriers that isolated the study of Christian philosophy from Islamic philosophy from Jewish philosophy Twersky It later came to designate a system of religious philosophy which reached wolvson highest point in the eleventh century; the masters of Kalam, known as Mutakallimum, were in many respects the Muslim equivalent of the Christian Church Fathers.

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The Mediaeval Academy of America undertook to sponsor this project and Wolfson was appointed its editor in chief. The best-known of these works are listed below, their publication in several instances—among hxrry the work on Philo—having been considered scholarly events of the first magnitude.


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Wolfson who developed the Pan Am Building in Manhattan in English Choose a language for shopping. Please try your request again later. It was not only his extraordinary erudition that commanded respect, his awesome mastery of all the primary ausstryn, Greek, Christian, Judaic, and Muslim; it was also his penetrating insight and his original and groundbreaking interpretations.

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By the time he had completed his SpinozaWolfson had conceived the monumental task of investigating “the structure and growth of philosophic systems from Plato to Spinoza,” working, as he put it, “forwards, sideways, and backwards. Help us improve our Author Pages by updating your bibliography and submitting a new or current image and biography. Repercussions of the Kalam in Jewish Philosophy Mar 21, In his work Wolfson therefore often chooses bold conjecture over safe, but boring, analyses Twersky harrg ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics.

Wolfson was a tireless scholar. Following the pattern established in his Philobut allowing for differences occasioned by Christian teachings, Wolfson devoted this volume to faith, the Trinity, and the incarnation, discussing not only the orthodox but also the heretical views. Another notable family member was his nephew Erwin S.

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In he was awarded the prize of the American Council of Learned Societies. The volume contains a critical edition of part of Crescas’ Or Adonai the section dealing with the 25 propositions which wopfson in the introduction to the second part of Maimonides’ Guidean exemplary English wilfson, and an introduction; but of special importance are the copious notes which take up more than half of the volume.


In the process he shows how the teachings of the Koran were constantly interwoven harr ideas from Greek and Oriental philosophies, Judaism, and Christianity as Islamic thought developed. Schwarz writes that even in his retirement, Wolfson was “still the first person to enter Widener library in the morning and the last to leave it at night.

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Amazon Rapids Fun wollfson for kids on the go. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. He is best known for his seminal work on the Jewish philosopher Philobut he also authored an astonishing variety of other works on CrescasMaimonidesAverroesSpinozathe Kalamthe Church Fathersand the foundations of Western religion.

A complete bibliography of Wolfson’s work can be found in Schwarz Crousethe scholar of early medieval theology, was among his students. He died in Cambridge, Massachusetts wolfosn September 19, The digital Loeb Classical Library austryyn.

However, he decided to publish only the first volume, which appeared in Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. His brother Nathan survived him by 27 years, living to age until