We’re going to provide a list of the contemporary commentators from whose works we’ll be culling, and the first is my later teacher, R’ Aryeh Kaplan z”l.
Most people interested in Derech Hashem are familiar with R’ Kaplan’s translation of it which was published by Feldheim Publishes in 1977. While he didn’t write a commentary to it per se, R’ Kaplan provided classical sources to many of Ramchal’s statements. He said there that he’d provide a more extensive listing of sources in the future,but he didn’t, sadly.
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