The Resource Israelis and the Jewish tradition : an ancient people debating its future, David Hartman

Israelis and the Jewish tradition : an ancient people debating its future, David Hartman

Label
Israelis and the Jewish tradition : an ancient people debating its future
Title
Israelis and the Jewish tradition
Title remainder
an ancient people debating its future
Statement of responsibility
David Hartman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this discussion of Kabbalah - from the mystical trends of medieval Judaism to modern Hasidism - Moshe Idel considers different visions of the nature of the sacred text and of the methods to interpret it. He takes as a starting point the fact that the post-biblical Jewish world lost its geographical centre with the destruction of the temple and so was left with a textual centre, the Holy Book. Idel argues that a text-oriented religion produced language-centred forms of mysticism. Against this background, the author demonstrates how various Jewish mystics amplified the content of the Scriptures so as to include everything: the world, or God, for example. Thus the text becomes a major realm for contemplation, and the interpretation of the text frequently becomes an encounter with the deepest realms of reality. Idel delineates the particular hermeneutics belonging to Jewish mysticism, investigates the progressive filling of the text with secrets and hidden levels of meaning, and considers in detail the various interpretive strategies needed to decodify the arcane dimensions of the text
Member of
Cataloging source
COO
Dewey number
305.89/2405694
Index
index present
LC call number
DS143
LC item number
.H27 2000eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
The Terry lectures
Label
Israelis and the Jewish tradition : an ancient people debating its future, David Hartman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 167-169) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Crisis and tradition -- The God of history in Yehuda Halevi -- The cosmic God in Maimonides -- Rabbinic foundations of Maimonides' thought -- Halakhic sobriety and inclusiveness
Control code
ocn191930798
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 174 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781281730657
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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  • 22573/ctt1124mz
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.b24276789
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)191930798
  • pebcs0300130511

Library Locations

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