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The Holy Dead

Susan Weissman

in Final Judgement and the Dead in Medieval Jewish Thought

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781906764975
eISBN:
9781800851085
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764975.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter identifies the heightened value assigned to martyrdom in the medieval period as an example of appropriation of Christian concepts involving the holy dead. The ghost tales of Sefer ... More


The Dangerous Dead

Susan Weissman

in Final Judgement and the Dead in Medieval Jewish Thought

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781906764975
eISBN:
9781800851085
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764975.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter analyses the fear of the dead in Ashkenazi society as depicted in Sefer ḥasidim and other, non-Pietist, sources. In the Talmud, the holy dead appear bodily to the living. In Sefer ... More


Bonds Between the Living and the Dead Part I

Susan Weissman

in Final Judgement and the Dead in Medieval Jewish Thought

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781906764975
eISBN:
9781800851085
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764975.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter focuses on R. Judah the Pious's position regarding prayer and alms for the dead and evaluates it against the geonic stance he inherited, contemporary Jewish sentiment and practice, and ... More


The Sacred Heart Visits The Charollais

Raymond Jonas

in France and the Cult of the Sacred Heart: An Epic Tale for Modern Times

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520221369
eISBN:
9780520924017
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520221369.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter discusses Marguerite-Marie Alacoque, a saint who was known for her visions that eventually made her the prophet of France's destiny. It opens with a description of the final preparations ... More


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