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Reconciling philosophy and scripture in renaissance Italy: Obadiah Sforno's Hebrew and Latin versions of the Light of the Nations

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This dissertation is a study of Obadiah Sforno's (c. 1475–c. 1550) philosophical-theological treatise, Light of the Nations, entitled in Hebrew Or ammim (1537), and in Latin, Lumen gentium (1548). The purpose is to provide an in-depth examination of the author's response to a particular variety of Aristotelian-Averroan philosophy—such a study has not yet been undertaken. The dissertation maintains that the key to understanding the author's approach to this work i...

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HUMS
Department:
Oriental Studies Faculty
Department:
Oriental Institute
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Oriental Institute
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Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
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