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Belief - Intellect - Interpretation: The Backbone of Saadia's Depiction of Humans

(Original title: Viera - rozum - interpretácia: tri piliere Saadiovho obrazu človeka)
Filozofia, 2002, vol. 57, No 8, pp. 551-558.
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Abstract

Saadia Gaon never thought much of academic discussions. His interest was rather in his contemporary, living in doubt and religious uncertainty. The author focuses on three conceptions - the backbone of his picture of a religious human being, namely belief, intellect and interpretation. Saadiaś interpretation of belief and human intellect, based on the principles of Hebrew religion, underlines the specific Jewish understanding of belief, intellect and the interpretation itself.

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