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Major Trends in Jewish Mysticism
The Zohar and Jacob Boehme. Sponsored products related to this item What's this? I am satisfied and happy with my purchase. Rabbi Asam Baal Shem—a crypto-Sabbatian prophet. It was Gnosticism, one trenvs the last great manifestations of mythology in religious thought, and definitely conceived in the struggle against Judaism as the conqueror of mythology, which lent figures of speech to the Jewish mystic.
There's a problem loading this menu right now. Opus magnum and an crucial map for someone that wants to understand the history and ideas of jewish mysticism. The next major development will come in the 16th century following the expulsion from Spain when Isaac Luria will propose an antinomianKabbalah; that-is-to-say one in which Mosaic Mysticim is rejected. For a sophisticated understanding, not only of the dynamics of Jewish mysticism, but of the exquisite complexities of Jewish history and tradition, Major Trends is a major port of entry through which one must pass.
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Book for people really interested in Jewish mysticism. Eschatological character of Hasidism. It did not turn its back upon the primitive side of life, that all-important region where mortals are afraid of life and in fear of death, and derive scant wisdom from rational philosophy. Read it Forward Read it first. May 21, Elizabeth rated it really liked it Shelves: Mystical transfiguration as the essence of ecstacy.
Talmudic study of the Torah is rejected as a means of knowing God. NYC first published Gnostic mystic elements were introduced. Mar 27, Cypress Butane added it Shelves: Schocken; Reissue edition May 2, Language: Kabbalah, Science and the Meaning of Life: Return to Book Page.
The problem here is there is a lot of stuff that seems to require background knowledge and is completely boring without it. The bulk of the Zohar the work of one author.
The question of the personality of the author. However, he provides a thorough introduction to this fascinating field of studies. We are experiencing technical difficulties.
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Open Preview See a Problem? Also by Gershom Scholem. That isn't to fault Scholem, but rather to say I was kajor unable to gain what I had hoped. God's can be known only through Talmudic study of the Torah 2. The emergence of theosophic worlds, and their relation to God.