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Millenarianism and Messianism in Early Modern European Culture: Volume I: Jewish Messianism in the Early Modern World
     

Millenarianism and Messianism in Early Modern European Culture: Volume I: Jewish Messianism in the Early Modern World

by M. Goldish
 

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This volume brings together ten essays by leading scholars about Jewish messianic ideas and movements in the early modern world. While much of the previous literature in this field has focused on the internal dynamics of Jewish thought, these essays stress the broader historical and philosophical context. The papers deal with such topics as messianic ideology in

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This volume brings together ten essays by leading scholars about Jewish messianic ideas and movements in the early modern world. While much of the previous literature in this field has focused on the internal dynamics of Jewish thought, these essays stress the broader historical and philosophical context. The papers deal with such topics as messianic ideology in the wake of the Spanish Expulsion, messianism and Renaissance philosophy, the Sabbatean movement and its impact on Christian thought, messianism and conversion, the relationship of Christian kabbalists to Jewish messianic ideas, the Frankist movement, and Freemasonry. As a group, the essays here represent a challenge to Gershom Scholem's reading of Jewish messianism in this era, offering a rich tapestry of relationships between the religious imagination of Jews and that of their neighbors. Scholars and students of early modern history, eschatology and religion will find much food for thought here.

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'This volume is a major contribution to the understanding of Jewish and Christian messianism in early Modern Europe. It can be highly recommended to libraries and scholars of early Modern European intellectual history.'
Religious Studies Review, 29:3 (2003)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789048156665
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands
Publication date:
12/08/2010
Series:
International Archives of the History of Ideas Archives internationales d'histoire des idees Series , #173
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2001
Pages:
246
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.02(d)

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