The Resource The Sabbatean prophets, Matt Goldish

The Sabbatean prophets, Matt Goldish

Label
The Sabbatean prophets
Title
The Sabbatean prophets
Statement of responsibility
Matt Goldish
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the mid-seventeenth century, Shabbatai Zvi, a rabbi from Izmir, claimed to be the Jewish messiah, and convinced a great many Jews to believe him. The movement surrounding this messianic pretender was enormous, and Shabbatai's mission seemed to be affirmed by the numerous supporting prophecies of believers. The story of Shabbatai and his prophets has mainly been explored by specialists in Jewish mysticism. Only a few scholars have placed this large-scale movement in its social and historical context. Matt Goldish shifts the focus of Sabbatean studies from the theology of Lurianic Kabbalah to the widespread seventeenth-century belief in latter-day prophecy. The intense expectations of the messiah in Christianity, Judaism, and Islam form the necessary backdrop for understanding the success of Sabbateanism. The seventeenth century was a time of deep intellectual and political ferment as Europe moved into the modern era. The strains of the Jewish mysticism, Christian millenarianism, scientific innovation, and political transformation all contributed to the development of the Sabbatean movement. By placing Sabbateanism in this broad cultural context, Goldish integrates this Jewish messianic movement into the early modern world, making its story accessible to scholars and students alike
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
296.8/2
Index
index present
LC call number
BM199.S3
LC item number
G65 2004eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
The Sabbatean prophets, Matt Goldish
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 171-210) 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
""Contents""; ""Preface""; ""Prologue""; ""1. Messianic Prophecy in the Early Modern Context""; ""2. Messianism and Prophecy in the Jewish Tradition""; ""3. Nathan of Gaza and the Roots of Sabbatean Prophecy""; ""4. From Mystical Vision to Prophetic Eruption""; ""5. Opponents and Observers Respond""; ""6. Prophecy after Shabbatai�s Apostasy""; ""Notes""; ""Index""
Control code
ocn449930177
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 221 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674012912
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b25624179
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)449930177
  • pebcs0674012917

Library Locations

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