Major Trends in Jewish Mysticism [NOOK Book]

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A collection of lectures on the features of the movement of mysticism that began in antiquity and continues in Hasidism today.

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An examination of mysticism from its beginnings in antiquity to its latest phase in Hasidism.

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Overview

A collection of lectures on the features of the movement of mysticism that began in antiquity and continues in Hasidism today.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

An examination of mysticism from its beginnings in antiquity to its latest phase in Hasidism.

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Jewish Book World
A new introduction by Robert Alter reiterates the importance of Scholem's contribution to establishing the symbolic language which Jews used to express their "sense of connection to eternal things."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780307791481
  • Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 8/17/2011
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 496
  • Sales rank: 677,626
  • File size: 11 MB
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Meet the Author

Gershom Scholem was professor of Jewish mysticism at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem until his death in 1982. He is also the author of The Messianic Idea in Judaism, On the Kabbalah and Its Symbolism,  On the Mystical Shape of the Godhead and Zohar.

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface to the First Edition
Preface to the Second Edition
Table of Transliteration
General Characteristics of Jewish Mysticism 1
Merkabah Mysticism and Jewish Gnosticism 40
Hasidism in Mediaeval Germany 80
Abraham Abulafia and the Doctrine of Prophetic Kabbalism 119
The Zohar I. The Book and Its Author 156
The Zohar II. The Theosophic Doctrine of the Zohar 205
Isaac Luria and His School 244
Sabbatianism and Mystical Heresy 287
Hasidism: The Latest Phase 325
Notes 351
Bibliography 425
Index 445
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 10, 2003

    A pioneering work of scholarship

    This groundbreaking work by the master scholar of Jewish mysticism is a must read for anyone who wishes to know the subject.

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