The Mystic Quest: An Introduction to Jewish Mysticism / Edition 1

The Mystic Quest: An Introduction to Jewish Mysticism / Edition 1

by David S. Ariel
     
 

The Mystic Quest explains the major ideas and concepts of Jewish mystical thought in a way that the general reader can clearly understand. Drawing upon his own extensive research as well as on the growing body of scholarly material on the subject, Dr. David Ariel, president of the Cleveland College of Jewish Studies, presents the extremely difficult and complex

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The Mystic Quest explains the major ideas and concepts of Jewish mystical thought in a way that the general reader can clearly understand. Drawing upon his own extensive research as well as on the growing body of scholarly material on the subject, Dr. David Ariel, president of the Cleveland College of Jewish Studies, presents the extremely difficult and complex elements of Jewish mysticism in language that makes it accessible to the layperson.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780876689288
Publisher:
Aronson, Jason Inc.
Publication date:
07/07/1977
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.36(w) x 9.45(h) x 0.86(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
A Note to the Reader
Transliteration Rules
1Seekers of Unity: The Nature of Mysticism1
2Bridging the Abyss: The History of Jewish Mysticism17
3Living with the Abyss: The Character of Jewish Mysticism39
4The Hidden and the Revealed: The Principles of Jewish Mysticism51
5The Calculus of the Divine World: The Teaching of the Sefirot65
6The Shekhinah: The Feminine Aspect of God89
7Language and Being: The Torah as God's Emanation111
8The Oneness of Being: The Destiny of the Soul123
9The Mystic Drama: The Religious Life of the Jewish Mystic139
10Uplifting the Sparks: Modern Jewish Mysticism163
11Jewish Mysticism and the Mystic Quest191
Notes205
Glossary219
Bibliography223
Index229

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