The Resource Rav Kook : mystic in a time of revolution, Yehudah Mirsky

Rav Kook : mystic in a time of revolution, Yehudah Mirsky

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Rav Kook : mystic in a time of revolution
Title
Rav Kook
Title remainder
mystic in a time of revolution
Statement of responsibility
Yehudah Mirsky
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Rav Abraham Isaac Kook (1865-1935) was one of the most influential--and controversial--rabbis of the twentieth century. A visionary writer and outstanding rabbinic leader, Kook was a philosopher, mystic, poet, jurist, communal leader, and veritable saint. The first chief rabbi of Jewish Palestine and the founding theologian of religious Zionism, he struggled to understand and shape his revolutionary times. His life and writings resonate with the defining tensions of Jewish life and thought.A powerfully original thinker, Rav Kook combined strict traditionalism and an embrace of modernity, Orthodoxy and tolerance, piety and audacity, scholasticism and ecstasy, and passionate nationalism with profound universalism. Though little known in the English-speaking world, his life and teachings are essential to understanding current Israeli politics, contemporary Jewish spirituality, and modern Jewish thought. This biography, the first in English in more than half a century, offers a rich and insightful portrait of the man and his complex legacy. Yehudah Mirsky clears away widespread misunderstandings of Kook's ideas and provides fresh insights into his personality and worldview. Mirsky demonstrates how Kook's richly erudite, dazzlingly poetic writings convey a breathtaking vision in which "the old will become new, and the new will become holy.""--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
  • 296.8/32092
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
BM755.K66
LC item number
M57 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Jewish lives
Label
Rav Kook : mystic in a time of revolution, Yehudah Mirsky
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
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online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn869922225
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Extent
1 online resource (x, 273 pages)
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Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300164244
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Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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Specific material designation
remote
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  • (OCoLC)869922225
  • jstor0300165552

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