Gershom Scholem Ralph Manheim Bernard McGinn
On the Kabbalah and Its Symbolism
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On the Kabbalah and Its Symbolism Gershom Scholem Ralph Manheim Bernard McGinn In On the Kabbalah and Its Symbolism, Gershom Scholem guides the reader through the central themes in the intricate history of the Kabbalah, clarifying the relations between mysticism and established religious authority, the mystics interpretation of the Torah and their attempts to discover the hidden meaning underlying Scripture, the tension between the philosophicalIn On the Kabbalah and Its Symbolism, Gershom Scholem guides the reader through the central themes in the intricate history of the Kabbalah, clarifying the relations between mysticism and established religious authority, the mystics interpretation of the Torah and their attempts to discover the hidden meaning underlying Scripture, the tension between the philosophical and the mystical concepts of God, and the symbolism employed in mystical religion.. On the Kabbalah and Its Symbolism In On the Kabbalah and Its Symbolism Gershom Scholem guides the reader through the central themes in the intricate history of the Kabbalah clarifying the relations between mysticism and established
  • Title: On the Kabbalah and Its Symbolism
  • Author: Gershom Scholem Ralph Manheim Bernard McGinn
  • ISBN: 9780805210514
  • Page: 327
  • Format: Paperback
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    1. BlackOxford says:

      An Ancient Philosophy of LanguageAlthough Jewish, Kabbalah isn t only about Jews It isn t even only about religion It s about language, in which Judaism and religion, along with everything else of interest and importance to human beings is expressed One way to explain the human significance of Kabbalah is by analogy Kabbalah is to language as number theory is to mathematics It probes the hidden structures and relations among the basic components of language just as number theory does with the pr [...]

    2. Czarny Pies says:

      On the Kabbalah and it Symbolism would be of absolutely l no help to anyone wishing to practice Kabbalah It is essentially a hostile work that explains the context in which Kabbalism emerged and analyzes the major Kabbalist doctrines in relation to Rabbinic Judaism.Scholem begins by branding Kabbalism as mystic that is to say founded on the teachings of a man who has been favoured with an immediate and to him real, experience of the divine, of ultimate reality, or who at least strives to attain [...]

    3. Natanel says:

      Gershom Sholem work is admirable , he is able to introduce very complex concepts , in a clear and synthetic way More over his rational analysis of such an esoteric topic gives a solid overview and interesting plot of view Recommended to anyone who is curious about mysticism as a whole and Jewish mysticism in particular His other book major trends Would be a better first read on this topic though.

    4. Stephen says:

      My first introduction to the Kabbalah was most likely in Jorge Luis Borges fictions Long before i learned of the importance of the great Argentine, he was just this writer of strange paradoxical tales that i happened to stumble across in an issue of the Antioch Review, as I recall while still only a teen Then one of my college profs assigned Major Trends in Jewish Mysticism for a class So, being somewhat familiar with Scholem, I picked this up used a few years ago, and it sat, partially read, on [...]

    5. Ron Krumpos says:

      On the Kabbalah and its Symbolism is one of the books in the secondary bibliography of my free ebook on comparative mysticism The greatest achievement in life at suprarational gail2012.pdf has been reviewed on.

    6. עוז says:

      It s a great book but too much for most people however, I do recommend Chapter One Religious Authority and Mysticism for any person serious about their faith and practice.

    7. Connor says:

      Regardless of some of the scholarly debates surrounding Scholem s ideas, he is without a doubt the most precise and clear writing on the Kabbalah I have encountered so far His idea of the Mysticism and its place in the God Human divide is developed really well, and his recognition of Blake and Rimbaud as a type of Mystic was fascinating.

    8. Gabriel Clarke says:

      Quite simply a wonderful, thought provoking read Five essays on the history, symbols, myth and ritual of the Kabbalah The kick ass, mystical, Sephirotic medieval kind, not the bits of red thread Madonna kind You ll never look at the Western mystery tradition in quite the same way again.

    9. Alan says:

      I will need to re read it, this was an eye opening introduction into the world of a Kabbalah mystic.

    10. Inthegazeoftheother says:

      As a beginner, I thought the material was approachable, steeped in history without being too much, and well researched The writer s mannerisms funny expressions and reactions read with almost an accent were amusingly charming, if not a bit heavy handed, but a good read overall It could have used a little less repetition And it s not an absolute beginner s introduction to the Kabbalah.

    11. Zalman says:

      Essential reading on the Kabbalah and Jewish mysticism.

    12. Daniel says:

      I ve dipped into a number of Scholem s books, and this was by far my favorite.

    13. Talia Sieff says:

      Gershom Scholem knows his subject, and he knows his readers who quite likely DON T know his subject Defying the inscrutable, insufferable popular image of academic Kabbalah, Scholem rightly focuses on the human struggles between conservative established religion and revolutionary mysticism An accessible and excellent introduction to a much abused field.

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