Title page from A Guide for the Perplexed

A Guide for the Perplexed

Maimonides was one of the foremost intellectuals of medieval Judaism. He became physician to Sultan Saladin, the famous Islamic military leader. While in Cairo he wrote many volumes on Jewish legal tradition and philosophy. He is best known for his lexicographic works in logic. In his piece on the relationship of reason to religion, A Guide to the Perplexed. Maimonides considered philosophy and religion to be mutually supportive.