The Father of Jewish Mysticism: The Writing of Gershom Scholem (New Jewish Philosophy and Thought) .

The Father of Jewish Mysticism offers an incisive look at the early life and writings of Gershom Scholem (18971982), the father of modern Jewish mysticism and a major 20th-century Jewish intellectual.

Daniel Weidner offers the first full-length study, published in English, of Scholem's thought. Scholem, a historian ofthe Kabbalah and sharp critic of Jewish assimilation, played a major role in the study and popularization of Jewish mysticism.

Through his work on the Kabbalah, Scholem turned the closed world of mystical texts into a force for Jewish identity. Skillfully drawing on Scholem's early diaries and writings,
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Date: 2021

Upload Date: 12/8/2022 4:35:54 PM

Format: pdf

Pages: 250



Language: English

ISBN / ASIN: 025306208X


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