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[kres-kuh s]
  1. Has·dai [khahs-dahy] /ˈxɑs daɪ/, 1340–1412?, Jewish philosopher and theologian, born in Spain.
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  • Crescas appeared as if by magic—Psis act like that—and had me by the arm.

    Modus Vivendi

    Gordon Randall Garrett

  • Especially do we find this to be the case in Crescas who opposes Aristotle on philosophic grounds.

  • But even in his opposition Crescas leans on Maimonides's principles, which he takes up one by one and refutes.

  • Accordingly Crescas goes back to the religious doctrine of reward and punishment as ordinarily understood.

  • Crescas, as we might naturally expect, agrees with Maimonides in this matter rather than with Gersonides.