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One of the most important scholars of our century, Gershom Scholem (1897-1982) opened up a once esoteric world of Jewish mysticism, the Kabbalah, to concerned students of religion. The Kabbalah is a rich tradition of repeated attempts to achieve and portray direct experiences of God: its twelfth-and thirteenth-century beginnings in southern France and Spain are probed in Origins of the Kabbalah, a work crucial in Scholem's oeuvre. The book is a contribution not only to the history of Jewish medieval mysticism but also to the study of medieval mysticism in general and will be of interest to historians and psychologists, as well as to students of the history of religion.

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One of the most important scholars of our century, Gershom Scholem (1897-1982) opened up a once esoteric world of Jewish mysticism, the Kabbalah, to concerned students of religion. The Kabbalah is a rich tradition of repeated attempts to achieve and portray direct experiences of God: its twelfth-and

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KIER8, November 27, 2008 (view all comments by KIER8)
"The Origins of the Kabbalah" is a modern day classic study of the twelfth and thirteenth century beginnings of Jewish mysticism in southern France and Spain. For dozens of years Hebrew University Professor Gershom Scholem was the world's leading scholar of Kabbalah. Originally published in German in 1962, Dr. Allan Arkush translated it and Hebrew University Professor of Comparative Religion R. J. Zwi Werblowky annotated the text and brought it up to date. This is a interesting work of scholarship that will not bore laymen.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780691020471
Editor:
Werblowsky, R. J. Zwi
Editor:
Werblowsky, R. J. Zwi
Translator:
Arkush, Allan
Editor:
Werblowsky, R. J.
Author:
Scholem, Gershom
Author:
Scholem, Gershom Gerhard
Author:
Arkush, Allan
Author:
Werblowsky, R. J. Zwi
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Location:
Princeton
Subject:
Judaism - General
Subject:
Psychology
Subject:
Jewish
Subject:
Occult sciences and parapsychology
Subject:
Judaism - Sacred Writings
Subject:
Magick Studies
Subject:
Cabala
Subject:
Cabala -- History.
Subject:
Sefer ha-bahir
Subject:
Judaism - Rituals & Practice
Subject:
Jewish - General
Subject:
Judaism - Beliefs Practices Rituals
Subject:
Mind, Body & Spirit
Subject:
Religion
Subject:
Jewish studies
Subject:
Jewish S
Subject:
tudies
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Princeton pbk.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
t. 2
Publication Date:
January 1991
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
504
Dimensions:
9.20x6.14x1.09 in. 1.61 lbs.

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