Gershom Scholem Allan Arkush
Origins of the Kabbalah
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Origins of the Kabbalah Gershom Scholem Allan Arkush 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 OOne 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.. Origins of the Kabbalah One of the most important scholars of our century Gershom Scholem opened up a once esoteric world of Jewish mysticism the Kabbalah to concerned students of religion The Kabbalah is a rich
  • Title: Origins of the Kabbalah
  • Author: Gershom Scholem Allan Arkush
  • ISBN: 9780691020471
  • Page: 472
  • Format: Paperback
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    1. Brian says:

      Gershom Scholem s study of the earliest manifestations of the school of Jewish mysticism that came to be referred to simply as Kabbalah tradition , and the sources and trends which informed its emergent shape, here updated in light of two decades of research following its initial publication in 1962, is a monumental work of textual historical criticism Scholem convincingly, if not irrefutably, demonstrates plausible chains of transmission by which the disparate intellectual traditions of west As [...]

    2. Lori says:

      I am interested in the origins of everything, and since it originates in Languedoc, a place thoroughly described as the home of the Cathars in Denis de Rougement s Love in the Western World, it is especially interesting, the birthplace of the Book of Zohar and the familiar Kaballah mysticism, which was co opted by occult followers and especially now with the celebrity cult of tying a red string around the wrist and running one s fingers above hebrew texts, which is a travesty of its still powerf [...]

    3. M. says:

      one of the best scholarly books on the Kabbalah dense, but eminently worthwhile

    4. Sidhartha says:

      Scholem is probably the best

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