The Resource Scholastic Magic : ritual and revelation in early Jewish mysticism, Michael D. Swartz

Scholastic Magic : ritual and revelation in early Jewish mysticism, Michael D. Swartz

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Scholastic Magic : ritual and revelation in early Jewish mysticism
Title
Scholastic Magic
Title remainder
ritual and revelation in early Jewish mysticism
Statement of responsibility
Michael D. Swartz
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In exploring the social background of early Jewish mysticism, Scholastic Magic tells the story of how imagination and magic were made to serve memory and scholasticism. In the visionary literature that circulated between the fifth and ninth centuries, there are strange tales of ancient rabbis conjuring the angel known as Sar-Torah, the "Prince of the Torah." This angel endowed the rabbis themselves with spectacular memory and skill in learning, and then taught them the formulas for giving others these gifts. This literature, according to Michael Swartz, gives us rare glimpse
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Cataloging source
EBLCP
Dewey number
296.1
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Princeton legacy library
Label
Scholastic Magic : ritual and revelation in early Jewish mysticism, Michael D. Swartz
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-247) and indexes
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. Mentalities of ancient Judaism -- Memory, Torah, and magic -- The Sar-Torah texts. The texts -- Sar-Torah narratives : translation and analysis -- Sar-Torah rituals and related texts -- Ritual and revelation. Ritual and Purity -- Tradition and authority -- Conclusions. Scholastic magic
Control code
ocn884012615
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (278 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400864416
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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22573/ctt7376zk
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.b33101826
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)884012615
  • jstordda1400864410

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