"Hames's important work has beautifully reinforced our sense of the interdependence linking the mystical traditions of medieval Judaism, Christianity and Islam. It should delight anyone interested in Abulafia or Joachim, in Kabbalah or mysticism, and most broadly, in the fascinating web of interactions, 'cross-fertilisations' and assertion of difference that constitutes the history of religion."— Journal of Ecclesiastical History
"Like Angels on Jacob's Ladder provides an accessible and thoughtful presentation of a very interesting and significant figure in the Jewish mystical tradition. Of equal importance, it elegantly suggests a far more complex arena of Jewish-Christian relations and interaction in the medieval world than typically finds expression in the study of medieval history."— Nina Caputo, University of Florida
"A fascinating story."— Gordon D. Newby, Emory University"