"Frank and Leaman's volume is a superb effort and is highly recommended for students and scholars alike. It will certainly become one of the standard reference works in the field." Philosophy in Review
"In many ways, the editors and the contributors to this volume accomplish the impossible: they offer insightful essays that will appeal not only to the specialist in the field, but also be accessible to those encountering the beauty of medieval Jewish philosophy for the first time." Studies in Religion / Sciences Religieuses, Aaron Hughes, University of Calgary
From the ninth to the fifteenth centuries Jewish thinkers living in Islamic and Christian lands philosophized about Judaism. Influenced first by Islamic theological speculation, classical philosophers and Christian Scholasticism of the Middle Ages, Jewish philosophers and scientists reflected on the nature of language about God, the createdness of the world, the possibility of human freedom and the relationship between divine and human law. This Companion presents all the major Jewish thinkers of the period. It is a comprehensive introduction to a vital period of Jewish intellectual history.