Abraham Miguel Cardozo: Selected Writings

Abraham Miguel Cardozo: Selected Writings

by Abraham Miguel Cardozo
     
 

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:
9780809140237
Publisher:
Paulist Press
Publication date:
08/28/2001
Series:
Classics of Western Spirituality Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
5.99(w) x 9.07(h) x 1.16(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Note to the Reader
Table IThe Jewish Calendar
Table IIWeekly Torah Portions
Chronology of the Life of Abraham Cardozo
The World of Abraham Cardozo (Map)
Pt. 1The Man and his Universe
1Cardozo the Marrano5
2Cardozo the Kabbalist18
3Cardozo the Messiah-Bearer37
4Cardozo the Theologian60
5Cardozo the Magus71
6Cardozo the Wanderer82
7Who Was This Man?95
Pt. 2Cardozo Speaks
8Scenes from the Youth of a Maverick Theologian109
9Defending the Fallen Messiah117
10In Quest of the Hidden God168
11Mending a Disfigured Deity243
12Reminiscences of the Shechinah's Knight273
13Epitaph309
Notes311
Selected Bibliography399
Index404

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