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Mysticism and Sacred Scripture

Steven T. Katz (ed.)

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195097030
eISBN:
9780199848805
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195097030.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This is the fourth in an influential series of volumes on mysticism, presenting a basic revaluation of the nature of mysticism. Each book in the series presents a collection of chapters by experts in ... More


The Jewish Mystical Library and New Visions of Reality

Rachel Elior

in Jewish Mysticism: The Infinite Expression of Freedom

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774679
eISBN:
9781800340107
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774679.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter provides an overview of the corpus of mystical writings in the traditional Jewish world, developed over the course of thousands of years. With all its cultural and historical ... More


The Infinity of Meaning Embedded in the Sacred Text

Rachel Elior

in Jewish Mysticism: The Infinite Expression of Freedom

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774679
eISBN:
9781800340107
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774679.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter discusses the hidden meanings embedded in the sacred text. Jewish mysticism developed within a traditional religious world that placed its collected holy scriptures at the focal point. ... More


The Work of the Chariot and the Work of Creation as mystical teachings in Philo of Alexandria: Translated from the Hebrew by James Jacobson‐Maisels

Yehuda Liebes

in Scriptural Exegesis: The Shapes of Culture and the Religious Imagination: Essays in Honour of Michael Fishbane

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199206575
eISBN:
9780191709678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206575.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Judaism

This chapter demonstrates that Philo of Alexandria considered the Work of the Chariot and the Work of Creation (i.e. Ezek 1 and 10, and Gen 1) to be domains of esoteric knowledge that must be ... More


The Nature of God

Byron L. Sherwin

in Mystical Theology and Social Dissent: The Life and Works of Judah Loew of Prague

Published in print:
1983
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780197100516
eISBN:
9781800340886
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780197100516.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter assesses Judah Loew's views on the nature of God. Rabbi Loew's position on this question derives from and is expressive of the idea of God as it had been developed in Jewish mystical ... More


Mystical Theology and Social Reform

Byron L. Sherwin

in Mystical Theology and Social Dissent: The Life and Works of Judah Loew of Prague

Published in print:
1983
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780197100516
eISBN:
9781800340886
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780197100516.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter focuses on the relationship between Judah Loew's theological constructs and his program for social reform. By intertwining his mystical theology with his social dissent, Judah Loew ... More


Conclusion

Byron L. Sherwin

in Mystical Theology and Social Dissent: The Life and Works of Judah Loew of Prague

Published in print:
1983
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780197100516
eISBN:
9781800340886
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780197100516.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This concluding chapter describes how previous studies of Judah Loew ignored his theology. Moreover, previous studies have attempted to portray him as he was not, i.e., as a proto-modern. Thus, a ... More


Mysticism, Trauma, and Catastrophe in Angela of Foligno's Book and Bataille's Atheological Summa

in Sensible Ecstasy: Mysticism, Sexual Difference, and the Demands of History

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226349510
eISBN:
9780226349466
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226349466.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter describes how masochistic self-shattering is both ethical and religious, and is modeled directly on the meditative practices of late medieval mysticism. Bataille suggests that the ... More


Women and the Messianic Heresy of Sabbatai Zevi, 1666 - 1816

Ada Rapoport-Albert

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764807
eISBN:
9781800343269
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764807.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Women are conspicuously absent from the Jewish mystical tradition. The chance survival of scant evidence suggests that, at various times and places, individual Jewish women did pursue the path of ... More


From Lack to Fluidity: Luce Irigaray, La Mystérique

in Sensible Ecstasy: Mysticism, Sexual Difference, and the Demands of History

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226349510
eISBN:
9780226349466
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226349466.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter demonstrates how Luce Irigaray takes up and crucially recasts Lacan's understanding of the relationship between femininity, mysticism, and the body, finding in the Christian mystical ... More


Shakespeare and Blake'S Imagination

Jonathan Bate

in Shakespeare and the English Romantic Imagination

Published in print:
1989
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198129943
eISBN:
9780191671883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198129943.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Aside from how William Blake was initially suspected to have been associated with various mystical traditions from the 18th-century, Blake continues to intimidate a number of readers. As most people ... More


Judah Loew and the Jewish Mystical Tradition: Introductory Remarks

Byron L. Sherwin

in Mystical Theology and Social Dissent: The Life and Works of Judah Loew of Prague

Published in print:
1983
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780197100516
eISBN:
9781800340886
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780197100516.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter evaluates Judah Loew's influence upon the Jewish mystical tradition which succeeded him. Rabbi Loew's writings made a significant impact upon the two major trends in the history of ... More


Hasidism: The Third Century

Joseph Dan

in Hasidism Reappraised

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774204
eISBN:
9781800340787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774204.003.0026
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines the third century of hasidism, considered the most enduring phenomenon in Orthodox Judaism in modern times. Gershom Scholem described hasidism as the ‘last phase’ in a Jewish ... More


The Maiden of Ludmir: A Jewish Holy Woman and Her World

Nathaniel Deutsch

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520231917
eISBN:
9780520927971
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231917.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Hannah Rochel Verbermacher, a Hasidic holy woman known as the Maiden of Ludmir, was born in early-nineteenth-century Russia and became famous as the only woman in the three-hundred-year history of ... More


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