The Mystic Quest: An Introduction to Jewish Mysticism

The Mystic Quest: An Introduction to Jewish Mysticism

by David S. Ariel

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The Mystic Quest: An Introduction to Jewish Mysticism by David S. Ariel

The Mystic Quest is a lucid, accessible introduction to the esoteric mystical tradition in Judaism known as Kabbalah.

Jewish mysticism is a rich and varied tradition of secret teachings and practices that has been a part of Judaism since antiquity. Ariel locates the Jewish mystical tradition within the context of Jewish history and traces its evolution throughout the ages, concluding with the role of mysticism in contemporary Judaism.

David S. Ariel is president of the Cleveland College of Jewish Studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780805210033
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/26/1992
Edition description: 1st Shocken paperback ed
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.48(w) x 8.23(h) x 0.72(d)

About the Author

David S. Ariel, former assistant professor of religion at Wesleyan University in Connecticut, is currently president of the Cleveland College of Jewish Studies. He has taught Judaica at Boston University and Hebrew at Brandeis University, where he received his Ph.D. in Jewish philosophy and Kabbalah. He has taught and lectured in the United States, Israel, and the Soviet Union and has published articles on Jewish and Islamic mysticism in the Brown University Judaica Series, Judaism, Religious Studies Review, and New Outlook.

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