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Duran, Profiat (d. c.1414)

DOI: 10.4324/9780415249126-J020-1
Version: v1,  Published online: 1998
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Duran, known also as Efodi, produced a wide variety of works displaying a considerable understanding of Christian culture, which he then used to criticize Christianity from a Jewish perspective. Heavily influenced by both Maimonides and Abraham ibn Ezra, he stressed the dual nature of the Torah as a system of belief and practice. His work includes Neoplatonic and astrological ideas, and sought to emphasize the salvific force of the Torah.

Citing this article:
Kellner, Menachem and Oliver Leaman. Duran, Profiat (d. c.1414), 1998, doi:10.4324/9780415249126-J020-1. Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Taylor and Francis,
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