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R. Joseph Albo

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R. Joseph Albo, the author of the Book of Principles was Crescas's student. An original system of Light of the Lord that astonishes by its rigorous consistency, Albo offers an eclectic teaching, which borrows its conservative elements from different streams and binds them together into a doctrine of principles. Nevertheless, the Book of Principles found great acceptance in the Jewish community as a popular presentation with a decidedly conservative orientation. This chapter discusses three kinds of law that apply to three domains of conduct within the general science of religion. Albo lists three premises of divine law: the existence of God; Revealed Torah; and reward and punishment. After assuming the primary roots or principles, Albo deduces from each of them a series of consequences which he designates shorashim or secondary roots.

Keywords: Book of Principles; divine law; God; Jewish community; R. Joseph Albo; shorashim; Torah



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