On the Kabbalah and It's Symbolism

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Title

On the Kabbalah and It's Symbolism

Description

Gershom Scholem guides the reader through central themes in the intricate history of the Kabbalah. He clarifies the relations between mysticism and established religious authority; the mystics' interpretation of the Torah and their attempts to discover the hidden meaning underlying Scripture; the tension between the philosophical and the mystical concept of God; and the symbolism employed in mystical religion. He conveys his immense erudition with a lucidity that has earned him the admiration of the scholarly world and the appreciation of lay readers. --

Creator

Gershom G. Scholem

Publisher

New York : Schocken Books

Contributor

Translated by Ralph Manheim

Table Of Contents

Religious authority and mysticism -- The meaning of the Torah in Jewish mysticism -- Kabbalah and myth -- Tradition and new creation in the ritual of the Kabbalists -- The idea of the golem.

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Citation

Gershom G. Scholem, “On the Kabbalah and It's Symbolism,” Humanities Hub, accessed July 13, 2024, https://humanitieshub.sdsu.edu/omeka/items/show/1733.