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Interpretations of Maimonides: A Guide for the Perplexed
Are you perplexed by all the different approaches to Rambam's theology? The solution is here! This handy-dandy chart explains the differences between the various schools of thought. (If you are reading this via e-mail, please note that you might have to visit the website for the chart to display properly.)
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
Benzion Buchman Barely Entirely Yes 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!