Hasidism as Mysticism: Quietistic Elements in Eighteenth Century Hasidic Thought

Hasidism as Mysticism: Quietistic Elements in Eighteenth Century Hasidic Thought

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ISBN-13: 9780691032238
Publisher: The Hebrew University Magnes Press
Publication date: 11/10/2010
Pages: 404
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword

Introduction

Ch. 1 The Basic Argument of Quietism

Ch. 2 The Concept of Annihilation (Ayin) and the Extinction of Human Will

Ch. 3 The Standing of Existential Problems

Ch. 4 Despair, Sadness, Regret and Their Connection with Sin

Ch. 5 The Status of the Mizvot

Ch. 6 Petitionary Prayer and Its Position in Hasidism

Ch. 7 Contemplative Prayer

Ch. 8 Divine Immanence and the Question of Prophecy

Ch. 9 The World of Speech and the World of Thought

Ch. 10 The Doctrine of Kavvanot and its Place in Hasidism

Ch. 11 Anarchic Manifestations in Hasidic Life

Ch. 12 Habad: Anti-Spiritualism as a Quietistic Value

Ch. 13 Diary of an Agnostic: "I Know Not" as a Quietistic Value

Ch. 14 The Problem of Torah Study in Hasidism

Ch. 15 History and National Redemption

Afterword

Appendix: The Baal Shem Tov's Commentary to Psalm 107: Myth and Ritual of the Descent to Sheol

Bibliography

Index of Names

Index of Subjects

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