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Early Modern Criticism of the Zohar

Yaacob Dweck

in The Scandal of Kabbalah: Leon Modena, Jewish Mysticism, Early Modern Venice

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691145082
eISBN:
9781400840007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691145082.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter argues that Modena's criticism of the Zohar's origins had little to do with its theological contents. It emerged as a reaction to the elevated status of the work among his Jewish ... More


Introduction

Miriam Feldmann Kaye

in Jewish Theology for a Postmodern Age

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764685
eISBN:
9781800343337
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764685.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter provides a compelling theology for the postmodern, relativist age. It confronts the crisis of Jewish theology that is premised on a growing ambivalence towards the idea of absolute truth ... More


Contemporary Resistance to the Maimonidean Reform

Menachem Kellner

in Maimonides' Confrontation with Mysticism

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113294
eISBN:
9781800340381
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113294.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This afterword looks at the contemporary resistance to the Maimonidean reform. Anyone familiar with contemporary Jewish life, especially within Orthodoxy, will see immediately that the Maimonidean ... More


Friends on the Way: Jesuits Encounter Contemporary Judaism

Thomas S.J. Michel (ed.)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823228119
eISBN:
9780823236985
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823228119.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The largest religous order in the Roman Catholic Church, the Society of Jesus, has been at the forefront of the Church's efforts at dialogue across religions. Understanding and improving relations ... More


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