The Art of Conversion: Christianity and Kabbalah in the Thirteenth Century

The Art of Conversion: Christianity and Kabbalah in the Thirteenth Century

by Harvey Hames, H. J. Hames
     
 

This book deals with Ramon Llull (ca. 1232-1316), the Christian missionary, philosopher and mystic, his relations with Jewish contemporaries, and how he integrated Jewish mystical teachings (Kabbalah) into his thought system (the Art) so as to persuade the Jews to convert.  See more details below

Overview

This book deals with Ramon Llull (ca. 1232-1316), the Christian missionary, philosopher and mystic, his relations with Jewish contemporaries, and how he integrated Jewish mystical teachings (Kabbalah) into his thought system (the Art) so as to persuade the Jews to convert.

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'...an extremeley well-researched and convincing argument for contact between Llull and the Kabbalists.
Brian Catlos, Anuario de Estudios Medievales, 2001.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789004117150
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
04/27/2000
Series:
Medieval Mediterranean Series, #26
Pages:
334
Product dimensions:
6.54(w) x 9.66(h) x 1.08(d)

Meet the Author

Harvey J. Hames, Ph.D. (1996) in History, Cambridge University, is Lecturer in Medieval History at Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beersheba, Israel. He has published various studies including, Conversion via Ecstatic Experience in Ramon Llull's Llibre del gentil e dels tres savis, in Viator and Jewish Magic with a Christian Text: A Hebrew Translation of Ramon Llull's Ars brevis, in Traditio.

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