Haim (Howard) Kreisel

Scholarly Articles

1. "Maimonides’ View of Prophecy as the Overflowing Perfection of Man," Daat, 13 (1984): 21-26.

2. “Miracles in Medieval Jewish Philosophy,” Jewish Quarterly Review, 75 (1984): 99-133.

3. “The Verification of Prophecy in Medieval Jewish Philosophy (Heb.),” Jerusalem Studies in Jewish Thought, 4 (1984-85): 1-18.

4. “Maimonides on Christianity and Islam”, Jewish Civilization, Essays and Studies, 3 (1985): 153-162.

5. “Sage and Prophet in the Thought of Maimonides and his Followers (Heb.),” Eshel Bersheva, 3 (1986): 149-169.

6. “The Voice of God in Medieval Jewish Philosophic Exegesis (Heb.),” Daat, 16 (1986): 29-38.

7. “The Suffering of the Righteous in Medieval Jewish Philosophy (Heb.),” Daat, 19 (1987): 17-29.

8. “Asceticism in the Thought of R. Bahya Ibn Paquda and Maimonides,” Daat, 21 (1988): 5-22.

9. “The Practical Intellect in the Philosophy of Maimonides,” Hebrew Union College Annual, 59 (1988): 189-215.

10. “The Response of R. Judah Ibn Rokesh regarding Prophecy (Heb.),” Kiryat Sefer, 62 (1989): 439-444.

11. “Veridical Dreams and Prophecy in the Philosophy of Gersonides (Heb.),” Daat, 22 (1989): 73-84.

12. “The Problem of Good in the Philosophy of Maimonides (Heb.),” Iyyun, 38 (1989): 183-208.

13. “Intellectual Perfection and the Role of the Law in the Philosophy of Maimonides,” in: J. Neusner, E. Frerichs, N. Sarna eds., From Ancient Israel to Modern Judaism: Intellect in Quest of Understanding (Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1989): Vol. 3, 25-46.

14. “The Place of Man in the Hierarchy of Existence in the Philosophy of Ibn Gabirol and Maimonides,” in: M. Halamish ed., Alei Shefer: Studies in the Literature of Jewish Thought (Ramat Gan: Bar-Ilan University, 1990): 95-107.

15. “The Land of Israel and Prophecy in Medieval Jewish Philosophy (Heb.),” in: M. Halamish and A. Ravitzky eds., The Land of Israel in Medieval Jewish Thought (Jerusalem: Ben-Zvi Institute, 1991): 40-51.

16. “Judah Halevi’s Influence on Maimonides: A Preliminary Appraisal,” Maimonidean Studies, 2 (1991): 95-121.

17. “Individual Perfection vs. Communal Welfare and the Problem of Contradictions in Maimonides’ Approach to Ethics,” Proceedings of the American Academy of Jewish Research, 58 (1992): 107-141.

18. “Maimonides on Knowledge of God: Pedagogy, Philosophy and Law,” in: R. Link-Salinger ed., Torah and Wisdom (New York, 1992): 95-112.

19. “Judah Halevi’s Kuzari: Between the God of Abraham and the God of Aristotle,” in: R. Munk and F.J. Hoogewould eds., Joodse filosofie tussen rede en traditie (Kok-Kampen, 1993): 24-34.

20. “Judah Halevi and the Problem of Philosophical Ethics (Heb.),” in: A. Sagi and D. Statman eds., Between Religion and Ethics (Ramat Gan: Bar-Ilan University, 1993): 171-183.

21. “Imitatio Dei in Maimonides’ Guide of the Perplexed,” AJS Review, 19 (1994): 169-211.

22. “The Term Kol in Abraham Ibn Ezra: A Reappraisal,” Revue des études juives, 153 (1994): 29-66.

23. “Maimonides’ Approach to Astrology (Heb.),” Proceedings of the Eleventh World Congress of Jewish Studies, Vol. 2 (1994): 25-32.

24. “Some Aspects of Maimonides’ Political Philosophy,” in: B. Carlos Barzan, E. Andujar, L. Sbrocchi eds., Moral and Political Philosophies in the Middle Ages (Ottawa: Legas, 1995).

25. “Moses Maimonides,” in: D. Frank, O. Leaman eds., History of Jewish Philosophy (London: Routledge, 1996): 245-280.

26. “”Love” and “Fear” in Maimonides’ Thought (Heb.),” Daat 37, (1996): 127-151.

27. “A Fragment from a Commentary on Ruth Ascribed to R. Nissim of Marseilles" (Heb), Jerusalem Studies in Jewish Thought, 14 (1998): 159-180.

28. “Some Observations on Ma`aseh Nissim by R. Nissim b. Moses of Marseilles,” in: A. Ivry, A. Arkush, and E. Wolfson eds., Perspectives on Jewish Thought and Mysticism (Amsterdam: Harwood, 1998): 201-222.

29. “The Torah Commentary of R. Nissim b. Moshe of Marseilles: A Medieval Approach to Torah u-Madda,” The Torah U-Madda Journal, 10 (2001): 20-36.

30. “The Philosophical-Allegorical Exegesis of Scripture in the Middle Ages: Ma`aseh Nissim by R. Nissim of Marseilles (Heb.),” in: E. Fleischer, G. Blidstein, C. Horowitz, B. Septimus eds., Me`ah She`arim: Studies in Medieval Jewish Spiritual Life (Jerusalem: Magnes Press, 2001): 297-316.

31. “`Livyat Hen` und die mittelalterliche judische philosophische Literatur der Provence,” Im Gesprach, 5 (2002): 36-48.

32. “From Dialogue to Contemplation – The Transformation of the Meaning of Prayer in Medieval Jewish Philosophy (Heb.),” in: Z. Gries, H. Kreisel, B. Huss eds., Shefa Tal: Studies in Jewish Thought in Honor of Bracha Sack (Beer-Sheva: Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Press, 2004): 59-83.

33. “The Shabbat in Medieval Jewish Philosophy: From the Supernatural to the Natural (Heb.),” in: G. Blidstein ed., Sabbath: Idea, History, Reality (Beer-Sheva: Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Press, 2004): 69-81.

34. “Maimonides’ Political Philosophy,” in: K. Seeskin ed., The Cambridge Companion to Maimonides (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005): 193-220.

35. "Esotericism to Exotericism: From Maimonides to Gersonides," in: H. Kreisel ed., Study and Knowledge in Jewish Thought (Beer-Sheva: Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Press, 2006): 165-184.

36. "The Writing and Rewriting of Ma`ase Nissim by R. Nissim of Marseilles," in: J. Hamesse and O. Weijers eds., Ecriture et réécriture des textes philosophiques médiévaux (Turnhout, Belgioum: Brepols, 2006): 311-328.

37. “Christian Influences on Levi ben Avraham’s Livyat Hen,” Studia Hebraica, 6 (2006): 45-53.

38. "Maimonides: The God of Abraham or the God of Aristotle? (Heb.)" in: H. Pedaya and E. Meir eds., Judaism, Topics, Fragments, Faces, Identities: Sefer Rivkah (Beer-Sheva: Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Press, 2007): 359-367.

39. "Maimonides on Divine Religion," in: J. Harris ed., Maimonides after 800 Years: Essays on Maimonides and His Influence (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2007): 151-166.
Hebrew translation in: A. Ravitsky ed., Maimonides: Conservatism, Originality, Revolution (Jerusalem: Zalman Shazar Center for Jewish History, 2008): 351-366.

40. “The Guide of the Perplexed and the Art of Concealment (Heb.)”, in: U. Ehrlich, H. Kreisel, D. Lasker, eds., By the Well: Studies in Jewish Philosophy and Halakhic Thought Presented to Gerald J. Blidstein (Beer-Sheva: Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Press, 2008): 487-507.

41. “Reasons for the Commandments in Maimonides' Guide of the Perplexed and in Provençal Jewish Philosophy," Maimonidean Studies, 5 (2008): 159-188.

42. “German Culture and Jewish Scholarship at the Beginning of the 20th Century: Some General Remarks”, in: G. Cerchiai and E. Rambaldi eds., Ebraismo e cultura occidentale agli inizi del XX secolo (Milan: Franco-Angeli, 2008): 103-111.

43. "Philosophical Interpretations of the Bible," in S. Nadler and T.M. Rudavsky eds, Cambridge History of Jewish Philosophy: From Antiquity through the Seventeenth Century (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008): 88-120.

44. “From Esotericism to Science: The Account of the Chariot in Maimonidean Philosophy,” in: J. Robinson ed., The Cultures of Maimonideanism: New Approaches to the History of Jewish Thought (Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2009): 21-56.

45. “Prophetic Authority in the Philosophy of Spinoza and in Medieval Jewish Philosophy (Heb.),” in: H. Kreisel, B. Huss and U. Ehrlich eds., Spiritual Authority: Struggles over Cultural Power in Jewish Thought (Beer-Sheva: Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Press, 2009): 207-221.

46. "The Prophecy of Moses in Medieval Jewish Provençal Philosophy: Natural or Supernatural? (Heb.)," in: H. Kasher, M. Halamish and H. Ben-Pazi eds., Moses: The Man: Master of the Prophets (Ramat Gan: Bar-Ilan University Press: 2010): 179-204.

47.  “Maimonides on the Eternity of the World”, in: R. Jospe and D. Schwartz eds., Jewish Philosophy: Perspectives and Retrospectives (Boston: Academic Studies Press, 2012): 157-184.

 48. “Between Faith and Reason: Three Medieval Hebrew Encyclopedias (Heb.),” in: D. Lasker ed., Jewish Thought and Jewish Belief (Beer-Sheva: Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, 2012): 71-87.

 49. “‘If I Knew Him I Would be Him’ – The Evolution of a Saying (Heb.),” Daat  74-75 (2013): 73-103.

 50. “The Prophecy of Moses in Medieval Jewish Philosophy”, in: J. Beal ed., Illuminating Moses: A History of Reception (Leiden: Brill, 2013): 117-141.

 51. “The Ideal State,” to appear in: J. Inglis and D. Frank eds., The Blackwell History of Philosophy in Medieval Islam, Judaism, and Christianity (forthcoming).

 52. “Crescas’s Approach to the ‘Revelatory Commandments’ in Light of his Philosophical Sources (Heb.)”, to appear in: E. Eisenman and Z. Harvey eds., R. Hasdai Crescas, Zalman Shazar (forthcoming).

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