• Foreword | Thirty Problems Concerning Creation (De Creatione Problemata XXX) by Menasseh Ben Israel (First English Translation)

    Author(s):
    Walter Hilliger (see profile)
    Date:
    2023
    Subject(s):
    Sephardim
    Item Type:
    Book section
    Tag(s):
    Menasseh Ben Israel, Classical Sephardic
    Permanent URL:
    https://doi.org/10.17613/rkwj-hj11
    Abstract:
    The foreword examines the historical neglect of the book "De Creatione Problemata XXX (1635)" - Thirty Problems Concerning Creation (2023), shedding light on the factors contributing to its obscurity for nearly 500 years. Despite the significant effort invested by the translator of Gersonides and scholar, Professor Seymour Feldman over a few decades, the book remained untranslated. This is perhaps due to distinct factors: the book's challenging alignment with changing political orders, its theological and philosophical content at odds with prevailing materialism, its complex classical Sephardic literary style out of step with modern conventions, and its misinterpreted identity to garner dedicated readership.
    Notes:
    Menasseh Ben Israel self-published "Thirty Problems Concerning Creation" (De Creatione Problemata XXX) at personal cost, aiming to revive classical creation doctrine and tackle intricate philosophical and theological queries about world origin and faith. This edition marks the first translation of the 1635 Latin version.
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