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Crescas, Hasdai ben Abraham
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(1367, Barcelona – 1412, Zaragoza), as the leading personality among the Spanish Jews (Sephardim), Crescas devoted himself to the material and intellectual rebuilding of communities after the persecutions of 1391. His polemical work Bittul 'Iqqare ha-Nozrim also served this purpose. In his chief philosophical work, Or Adonai (also known as Or ha-Shem), he proposed, against the Aristotelianism of M. Maimonides the possibility of the infinity of space, time, and causes, thus eliminating the foundations for Maimonides's proof of the existenc…

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Leicht, Reimund, “Crescas, Hasdai ben Abraham”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 19 June 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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