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Guide for the Perplexed

by Moses Maimonides

Guide For The Perplexed by Moses Maimonides is an ancient text covering religion and theological questions.

Maimonides sought to write a primer on the beliefs of religion as well as seek to guide those with questions regarding philosophy and theology. Separated into three books, including content about anthropomorphism, time and the universe, and religious law. An intriguing read for those of us interested in religion and ancient philosophy.

For those interested in the Guide for The Perplexed, only one edition on the market currently stands out. The University of Chicago has released their version in a two volume set and it’s a masterwork. It includes a literal translation, best for this work, and a fair amount of introduction and notes from leading scholars on Maimonides. The only setback is a new copy of both volumes is medium priced, but it’s worthwhile for what is inside.