Publisher:  Suny Press
Original Publisher:  Suny Press
Published:  1995
Language:  English
Pages:   302

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About the Book

"This book demonstrates the complexity of Jewish mysticism in the history of religions. The author provides a morphology of the deep structures of thought that emerge from the basic texts of Jewish mysticism. Combining the most sophisticated philological and phenomenological methods, he explores fundamental issues.


Table of Contents Preface 1. The Image of Jacob Engraved upon the Throne: Further Reflection on the Esoteric Doctrine of the German Pietists 2. The Tree That Is All: Jewish-Christian Roots of a Kabbalistic Symbol in Sefer ha-Bahir 3. Walking as a Sacred Duty: Theological Transformation of Social Reality in Early Hasidism Notes Bibliography of Secondary Sources Index