Abraham Miguel Cardozo: Selected Writings

Abraham Miguel Cardozo: Selected Writings

by Abraham Miguel Cardozo, David L. Halperin
     
 

Abraham Miguel Cardozo (1627-1706) is known primarily as a follower and defender of the false messiah Sabbatai Zevi. He was that, indeed; but he was a great deal more than that as well. Cardozo was one of the most vivid, complex and original personalities to emerge within Judaism during the seventeenth century. An early modern Jew, he was above all an individual. Like… See more details below

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Abraham Miguel Cardozo (1627-1706) is known primarily as a follower and defender of the false messiah Sabbatai Zevi. He was that, indeed; but he was a great deal more than that as well. Cardozo was one of the most vivid, complex and original personalities to emerge within Judaism during the seventeenth century. An early modern Jew, he was above all an individual. Like his contemporary Spinoza, Cardozo suffered horribly for his individuality. Yet he remained faithful until his death -- his strange, violent, eerily messianic death -- to what he believed to be the true and authentic Jewish faith. Cardozo deserves to be known for himself.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780809105328
Publisher:
Paulist Press
Publication date:
07/28/2001
Series:
Classics of Western Spirituality Series
Pages:
411
Product dimensions:
6.24(w) x 9.26(h) x 1.39(d)

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