The Sabbatean Prophets

The Sabbatean Prophets

by Matt Goldish
     
 

The story of Shabbatai and his prophets has mainly been explored by specialists in Jewish mysticism. Goldish shifts the focus of Sabbatean studies from the theology of Lurianic Kabbalah to the widespread seventeenth-century belief in latter-day prophecy. By placing Sabbateanism in a broad cultural context, Goldish integrates this Jewish messianic movement into the… See more details below

Overview

The story of Shabbatai and his prophets has mainly been explored by specialists in Jewish mysticism. Goldish shifts the focus of Sabbatean studies from the theology of Lurianic Kabbalah to the widespread seventeenth-century belief in latter-day prophecy. By placing Sabbateanism in a broad cultural context, Goldish integrates this Jewish messianic movement into the early modern world, making its story accessible to scholars and students alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674012912
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
03/01/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.42(w) x 9.52(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

Prologue

1. Messianic Prophecy in the Early Modern Context

2. Nathan of Gaza and the Roots of Sabbatean Prophecy

3. From Mystical Vision to Prophetic Explosion

4. Opponents and Observers Respond

5. Prophecy after Shabbatais Apostasy

Notes

Index

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