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Kabbalah: An Introduction to Jewish Mysticism
     

Kabbalah: An Introduction to Jewish Mysticism

by Byron L. Sherwin
 

ISBN-10: 0742543633

ISBN-13: 9780742543638

Pub. Date: 03/20/2006

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

Kabbalah is a clear, accessible primer and introduction to the major teachings of the Jewish mystics and dominant forms of Jewish mystical experiences, as well as to the significant texts that constitute classical Jewish mystical literature. Rather than provide a historical approach, this introduction to Jewish mysticism delineates five "models" of Jewish mystical

Overview

Kabbalah is a clear, accessible primer and introduction to the major teachings of the Jewish mystics and dominant forms of Jewish mystical experiences, as well as to the significant texts that constitute classical Jewish mystical literature. Rather than provide a historical approach, this introduction to Jewish mysticism delineates five "models" of Jewish mystical theology and experience: Normal Mysticism, Mystical Intimacy, Addressing God's Needs, Drawing Down Divine Grace, and Prophetic Kabbalah. Sherwin presents primary texts in translation and provides a bibliography for further study.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742543638
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
03/20/2006
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
6.48(w) x 9.36(h) x 0.93(d)

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Chapter 1 Entering the Orchard: An Invitation to Jewish Mysticism 1

Chapter 2 Five Models of Jewish Mystical Experience 13

Chapter 3 Normal Mysticism 29

Chapter 4 Access Codes: The Sefirot 47

Chapter 5 Mystical Intimacy 85

Chapter 6 Addressing God's Needs 105

Chapter 7 Drawing Down Divine Grace 119

Chapter 8 Prophetic Kabbalah 135

Chapter 9 Combined Models: Religious Life 163

Chapter 10 Combined Models: Magic and Messianic Redemption 197

Glossary 223

For Further Study: A Bibliographical Essay 225

Index 233

About the Author 249

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