|School of Thought||Sample Representatives||Was Rambam similar to Aristotle?||Did Rambam accurately reflect traditional Judaism?||Was Rambam's theological approach correct?|
|Traditional Non-Orthodox||Rashba; Vilna Gaon; Hirsch||Mostly||Mostly not||No|
|Orthodox Hyper-rationalist||Jose Faur; YBT||Mostly||Entirely||Yes|
|Traditionalist Ultra-Orthodox||Charedim||Partially||Mostly not||No, but he didn't say it, didn't mean it, he could say it but we can't, etc.|
|Traditionalist Orthodox|| |
|Esoteric Academic||Strauss||Entirely||Not at all||It's a secret|
|Mainstream Academic||Kellner, Shapiro||Mostly||Mostly not||Partially|
Bear in mind that, as with all summaries, this chart is necessarily a simplification, and thus rough around the edges. But note the similarities between the first group and the last!