Origins of the Kabbalah (Princeton Classics #38) (Paperback)

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Origins of the Kabbalah (Princeton Classics #38) By Gershom Gerhard Scholem, David Biale (Foreword by), R. J. Zwi Werblowsky (Editor) Cover Image
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With the publication of The Origins of the Kabbalah in 1950, one of the most important scholars of our century brought the obscure world of Jewish mysticism to a wider audience for the first time. A crucial work in the oeuvre of Gershom Scholem, this book details the beginnings of the Kabbalah in twelfth- and thirteenth-century southern France and Spain, showing its rich tradition of repeated attempts to achieve and portray direct experiences of God. The Origins of the Kabbalah is a contribution not only to the history of Jewish medieval mysticism, but also to the study of medieval mysticism in general. Now with a new foreword by David Biale, this book remains essential reading for students of the history of religion.

About the Author

Gershom Scholem (1897-1982) was a German-born Israeli philosopher and historian. He was professor of Jewish mysticism at Hebrew University of Jerusalem. David Biale is the Emanuel Ringelblum Distinguished Professor of Jewish History at the University of California, Davis. He is the author of Gershom Scholem: Master of the Kabbalah.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780691182988
ISBN-10: 0691182981
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication Date: February 26th, 2019
Pages: 512
Language: English
Series: Princeton Classics