The Kabbalistic Tradition: An Anthology of Jewish Mysticism

The Kabbalistic Tradition: An Anthology of Jewish Mysticism

by Alan Unterman
     
 

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A comprehensive survey of the Jewish mystical tradition

An indispensable guide to thousands of years of spiritual inquiry, The Kabbalistic Tradition features writings from a variety of literary forms-from the earliest biblical sources through twentieth-century studies-as well as practical information and practices for the modern reader. These

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A comprehensive survey of the Jewish mystical tradition

An indispensable guide to thousands of years of spiritual inquiry, The Kabbalistic Tradition features writings from a variety of literary forms-from the earliest biblical sources through twentieth-century studies-as well as practical information and practices for the modern reader. These selections concentrate on the three main areas of Kabbalistic creativity-the literature of Zohar, the Lurianic corpus, and the Chasidic mystical tradition. Alan Unterman's enlightening introduction examines the unique characteristics of the Kabbalah and places this volume in its proper historical and philosophical context.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140437997
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/27/2009
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
853,588
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Alan Unterman is the author of numerous books on Judaism and the minister of an Orthodox synagogue near Manchester, England.

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