Kabbalah: A Brief Introduction for Christians

Kabbalah: A Brief Introduction for Christians

by Tamar Frankiel
     
 

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An accessible, intelligent guide. Does not present Kabbalah as simply a “magical system,” but discusses the evolution of Kabbalah from its origins in Judaism and helps Christian readers begin to understand this long-standing mystical tradition.See more details below

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An accessible, intelligent guide. Does not present Kabbalah as simply a “magical system,” but discusses the evolution of Kabbalah from its origins in Judaism and helps Christian readers begin to understand this long-standing mystical tradition.

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Publishers Weekly
God isn't only for Jews and neither is Kabbalah," according to Frankiel. Maintaining that "Kabbalah as a theosophy is primarily about understanding what God is (as far as humans can understand) and who we are as refractions of the divine image," Frankiel delivers a thoughtful overview of the often elusive cornerstone of Jewish mysticism. Her years of experience as a teacher are reflected in the ease of her presentation and in her gentle suggestions for active explorations of thought and practice. Frankiel takes a logical approach to explaining the often confusing map of the divine energies by initially working top down, then bottom up and finally interlacing the energies, encouraging readers to begin building the layers of understanding needed to peel back the layers of the Kabbalah itself. The glossary, diagrams and notes provide a good basic reference for those seeking an overview of Kabbalah, and the smattering of illustrative Talmudic tales adds a bit of flavor. However, despite a few references to Christian concepts and devotions, and a handful of allusions to Buddhism, Sufism and even Jainism in conjunction with Christianity, nothing makes this book particularly "for Christians." (Nov.) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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"A blessing for us all. Beautiful and clear, [it] explains the Tree of Life and tells us how to use it in our lives. With wisdom and insight, shows us how to become our true selves (the Divine image) and how to remember our purpose in life (to become mirrors of Divinity in the world)."
Rev. Peggy Hays, Episcopal priest

"By learning something about Kabbalah, Christians can deepen their insight into the highest teachings of their own tradition. The resonance between the two traditions is profound."
Fr. Thomas Ryan, CSP, director, Paulist Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations

“Perfectly tailored.... Encourages us to use the teachings of Kabbalah to rewrite the human story, not in accordance with politics, but in attunement with spiritual reality. A must read.”
Connie Kaplan, DMin, author of The Invisible Garment and Dreams are Letters from the Soul

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781580234856
Publisher:
Longhill Partners
Publication date:
07/11/2011
Series:
A Brief Introduction for Christians
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,184,294
File size:
2 MB

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