Essential Papers on Messianic Movements and Personalities in Jewish History / Edition 1

Essential Papers on Messianic Movements and Personalities in Jewish History / Edition 1

by Marc Saperstein
     
 

The messianic idea that a redeemer sent by God will come to end the suffering of a persecuted people and inaugurate a new age of justice and peace has been one of the most powerful and influential concepts given by the Jewish people to western civilization. This book represents a sample of the most penetrating and provocative scholarly interpretations of Jewish… See more details below

Overview

The messianic idea that a redeemer sent by God will come to end the suffering of a persecuted people and inaugurate a new age of justice and peace has been one of the most powerful and influential concepts given by the Jewish people to western civilization. This book represents a sample of the most penetrating and provocative scholarly interpretations of Jewish messianic movement from various perspectives- historical, sociological, psychological, and religious.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814779439
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication date:
04/01/1992
Series:
Essential Papers on Jewish Studies Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
552
Sales rank:
1,180,955
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction1
IOverviews
1Messianism in Jewish History35
2Jewish Messianism: Metamorphoses of an Idea53
IIThe Late Second Commonwealth Period
3Messiahs: Robbers, Jurists, Prophets, and Magicians73
4Popular Messianic Movements around the Time of Jesus83
IIIThe Early Islamic Period
5Shiitic Influences in Jewish Sectarianism113
(1)The Raja Doctrine
(2)The One True Prophet
(3)Successive Incarnation
(4)Prophet and Messiah
(5)The Dai
(6)Succession
(7)Anointment
(8)Inspiration
(9)Social Position
(10)Jihad
(11)Prohibition of Meat
(12)Number of Prayers
6Messianic and Sectarian Movements162
IVThe Period of the Crusades
7A Report on Messianic Troubles in Baghdad in 1120-21189
8Messianic Postures of Ashkenazim and Sephardim202
9Reappearance of Pseudo-Messiahs234
10The Messianic Self-Consciousness of Abraham Abulafia: A Tentative Evaluation250
VAfter the Expulsion from Spain
11Acute Apocalyptic Messianism259
VIThe Sabbatian Movement and Its Aftermath
12Sabbatai Sevi: The Mystical Messiah289
(1)The Background of the Sabbatian Movement
(2)Messianic Economics
(3)Mass Prophecy
(4)After the Apostasy
13From Schweitzer to Scholem: Reflections on Sabbatai Svi335
VIIThe Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries
14The Messianic-Prophetic Role of the Baal Shem Tov377
15Nahman of Bratslav's Messianic Strivings389
16Messianic Concepts and Settlement in the Land of Israel433
17The Messiah Shukr Kuhayl II (1868-75) and his Tithe (Maaser): Ideology and Practice as a Means to Hasten Redemption456
VIIIZionism and the State of Israel
18Israel and the Messiah475
19Foundations of a Political Messianic Trend in Israel492
20Messianic Postures in Israel Today504
IXSummaries and Reevaluations
21Gershom Scholem on Jewish Messianism521
22The Price of Messianism551
Index559

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