Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation

You are looking at 1-10 of 10 items

  • Keywords: Isaac ben Samuel of Akko x
Clear All Modify Search

View:

The Wandering Kabbalist: Historical Profile and Context

in As Light Before Dawn: The Inner World of a Medieval Kabbalist

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804759137
eISBN:
9780804774871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804759137.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

During the thirteenth century, Akko was a cosmopolitan port city at the northern end of Haifa Bay where international commerce was bustling and ethnic diversity flourished as Christians, Muslims, and ... More


Techniques of Mystical Contemplation: Kavvanah and Devotional Experience

in As Light Before Dawn: The Inner World of a Medieval Kabbalist

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804759137
eISBN:
9780804774871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804759137.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Central to kabbalistic behavior is the conduct of the mind, as reflected in the marked emphasis of the texts of medieval Kabbalah on concrete instruction and prescription. Because Isaac ben Samuel of ... More


Contemplation, Theurgical Action, and the Presence of God

in As Light Before Dawn: The Inner World of a Medieval Kabbalist

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804759137
eISBN:
9780804774871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804759137.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Central to Isaac ben Samuel of Akko's writings, and one of the main defining components of medieval Kabbalah, is theurgy—the power of human action and intention to affect the divine realm. Isaac's ... More


Asceticism, Prophecy, and Mystical Union

in As Light Before Dawn: The Inner World of a Medieval Kabbalist

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804759137
eISBN:
9780804774871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804759137.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

A recurring theme in Isaac ben Samuel of Akko's writing is his repeated emphasis on the need for the kabbalist to transcend the realm of physical sensation for the sake of mental attachment to the ... More


Receiving Tradition, Constructing Authority

in As Light Before Dawn: The Inner World of a Medieval Kabbalist

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804759137
eISBN:
9780804774871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804759137.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Isaac ben Samuel of Akko's Me'irat 'Einayim, a supercommentary to Nahmanides' Commentary on the Torah, reflects an eclectic and anthological approach in which he attempts to bridge the diverse ... More


Perspectives and New Directions: Reflections on the State of Scholarship

in As Light Before Dawn: The Inner World of a Medieval Kabbalist

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804759137
eISBN:
9780804774871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804759137.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

In the late thirteenth century, one of the greatest periods of creativity in the history of Judaism, both the Kabbalah of Nahmanides and the Castilian Kabbalah flourished. Although numerous examples ... More


Intentions and the Recovery of Meaning

in As Light Before Dawn: The Inner World of a Medieval Kabbalist

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804759137
eISBN:
9780804774871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804759137.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

In his Me'irat 'Einayim, a metacommentary on Nahmanides' work Commentary on the Torah, Isaac ben Samuel of Akko interprets meaning as unfixed or flexible, but does not assert the full autonomy of the ... More


Seeing the Secret: Creative Process and the Hermeneutics of Insight

in As Light Before Dawn: The Inner World of a Medieval Kabbalist

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804759137
eISBN:
9780804774871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804759137.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Compared to Me'irat 'Einayim which is characterized by authorial self-awareness and the use of the first-person voice, Isaac ben Samuel of Akko's 'Ozar Hayyim features a testimonial mode that assumes ... More


As Light Before Dawn: The Inner World of a Medieval Kabbalist

Eitan P. Fishbane

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804759137
eISBN:
9780804774871
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804759137.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This book explores the mystical thought of Isaac ben Samuel of Akko, a major medieval kabbalist whose work has until now received relatively little attention. Through consideration of an extensive ... More


Conclusion

in As Light Before Dawn: The Inner World of a Medieval Kabbalist

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804759137
eISBN:
9780804774871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804759137.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This book has explored Isaac ben Samuel of Akko's intellectual persona, as well as the content and style of his literary creativity and the role of transmission and creative process in the ... More


View: