Hillel ben Samuel
Hillel ben Samuel (* around 1220 , † around 1295 ) and Hillel of Verona or Hillel of Forlì called, was one during the late 13th century in Italy acting physician and philosophizing theologian . He dealt critically with the averroistic views of his time, advocating secular education in the Maimonides dispute , but at the same time fought (like the contemporary scholastics , whose works he partly knew and also translated) averroism as a threat to religion.
His book tagmule ha-nefesch (“Retribution of the Soul”) is available for example. Partly under the direct influence of writings of Dominicus Gundissalinus and criticized above all the Averroistic doctrine of the active intellect.
- Hillel ben Samuel in the Jewish Virtual Library
- Solomon Schechter, A. Peiginsky: Hillel ben Samuel. In: Isidore Singer (Ed.): Jewish Encyclopedia . Funk and Wagnalls, New York 1901-1906.
|SURNAME||Hillel ben Samuel|
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Hillel of Verona|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Italian-Jewish scholar and doctor|
|DATE OF BIRTH||around 1220|
|DATE OF DEATH||around 1295|