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Unread 04-09-2012, 02:21 PM   #1
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Spinoza - Why does Judaism object to him ?

I recently read "Betraying Spinoza" by Rebecca Newberger Goldstein.

I also did some additional reading on Spinoza's philosophy.

It seems to be in line with Kabala.

Does anyone understand why he was excommunicated, and where his teachings are inconsistent with judaism ?
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Unread 04-09-2012, 02:39 PM   #2
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...there were Spinoza's radical theological views that he was apparently expressing in public. As philosopher and Spinoza's biographer Steven Nadler puts it: "No doubt he was giving utterance to just those ideas that would soon appear in his philosophical treatises. In those works, Spinoza denies the immortality of the soul; strongly rejects the notion of a providential God—the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob; and claims that the Law was neither literally given by God nor any longer binding on Jews...
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