The Scandal of Kabbalah

The Scandal of Kabbalah

Leon Modena, Jewish Mysticism, Early Modern Venice

eBook - 2011
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The Scandal of Kabbalah is the first book about the origins of a culture war that began in early modern Europe and continues to this day: the debate between kabbalists and their critics on the nature of Judaism and the meaning of religious tradition. From its medieval beginnings as an esoteric form of Jewish mysticism, Kabbalah spread throughout the early modern world and became a central feature of Jewish life. Scholars have long studied the revolutionary impact of Kabbalah, but, as Yaacob Dweck argues, they have misunderstood the character and timing of opposition to it. Drawing on a range o.
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. ; Oxford : Princeton University Press, ©2011
ISBN: 9781400840007
1400840007
9780691145082
0691145083
0691162158
9780691162157
Characteristics: 1 online resource (280 pages) : illustrations

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