Murakami Sale
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


The Powell's Playlist | August 8, 2014

Peter Mendelsund: IMG The Powell's Playlist: Water Music by Peter Mendelsund



We "see" when we read, and we "see" when we listen. There are many ways in which music can create the cross-sensory experience of this seeing...... Continue »
  1. $11.87 Sale Trade Paper add to wish list

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$11.50
List price: $18.95
Used Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
1 Burnside Judaism- Jewish Mysticism

This title in other editions

The Messianic Idea in Judaism: And Other Essays on Jewish Spirituality

by

The Messianic Idea in Judaism: And Other Essays on Jewish Spirituality Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Gershom Scholem was the master builder of historical studies of the Kabbalah. When he began to work on this neglected field, the few who studied these texts were either amateurs who were looking for occult wisdom, or old-style Kabbalists who were seeking guidance on their spiritual journeys. His work broke with the outlook of the scholars of the previous century in Judaica—die Wissenschaft des Judentums, the Science of Judaism—whose orientation he rejected, calling their “disregard for the most vital aspects of the Jewish people as a collective entity: a form of “censorship of the Jewish past.” The major founders of modern Jewish historical studies in the nineteenth century, Leopold Zunz and Abraham Geiger, had ignored the Kabbalah; it did not fit into their account of the Jewish religion as rational and worthy of respect by “enlightened” minds. The only exception was the historian Heinrich Graetz. He had paid substantial attention to its texts and to their most explosive exponent, the false Messiah Sabbatai Zevi, but Graetz had depicted the Kabbalah and all that flowed from it as an unworthy revolt from the underground of Jewish life against its reasonable, law-abiding, and learned mainstream. Scholem conducted a continuing polemic with Zunz, Geiger, and Graetz by bringing into view a Jewish past more varied, more vital, and more interesting than any idealized portrait could reveal.

from the Foreword by Arthur Hertzberg, 1995

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [365]-366) and index.

About the Author

Gershom Scholem was a professor of Jewish mysticism at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem until his death in 1982. Among his most important works are Major Trends in Jewish Mysticism, The Messianic Idea in Judaism, On the Kabbalah and Its Symbolism, On the Mystical Shape of the Godhead, and editor of Zohar, the Book of Splendor: Basic Readings from the Kabbalah.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780805210439
Introduction:
Hertzberg, Arthur
Introduction:
Hertzberg, Arthur
Introduction by:
Hertzberg, Arthur
Introduction:
Hertzberg, Arthur
Author:
Scholem, Gershom
Author:
Scholem, Gershom Gerhard
Publisher:
Schocken Books Inc
Location:
New York :
Subject:
History
Subject:
Judaism - General
Subject:
Judaism
Subject:
Judaism - History
Subject:
Judaism - Theology
Subject:
Messiah
Subject:
Messiah -- Judaism.
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
no. 1129
Publication Date:
19950531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
408
Dimensions:
8 x 5.18 x 0.93 in 0.9 lb

Other books you might like

  1. On the Possibility of Jewish... New Hardcover $50.25
  2. People Apart Hasidism in America Used Hardcover $17.50
  3. Judaisms and Their Messiahs at the... New Trade Paper $54.95
  4. Toward a Meaningful Life, New...
    Used Trade Paper $5.95
  5. Judaism and Environmental Ethics: A... Used Trade Paper $34.00

Related Subjects

Business » Accounting and Finance
History and Social Science » World History » General
Religion » Judaism » General
Religion » Judaism » History
Religion » Judaism » Jewish Mysticism
Religion » Judaism » Theology
Religion » Western Religions » Mysticism

The Messianic Idea in Judaism: And Other Essays on Jewish Spirituality Used Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$11.50 In Stock
Product details 408 pages Schocken Books - English 9780805210439 Reviews:
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.