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Idel, Moshe 1947-

Overview
Works: 239 works in 569 publications in 5 languages and 16,478 library holdings
Genres: History  Comparative studies  Exhibition catalogs  Conference proceedings  Bibliography 
Roles: Author of introduction, Editor, Publishing director, Collaborator, Interviewee, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Other
Classifications: BM526, 296.16
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Moshe Idel
Kabbalah new perspectives by Moshe Idel ( )
15 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 2,005 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Hasidism between ecstasy and magic by Moshe Idel ( )
13 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 1,925 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Messianic mystics by Moshe Idel ( )
12 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 1,641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"One of the worl'ds leading scholars of Jewish thought examines the long tradition of Jewish messianism and mystical experience."
Ascensions on high in Jewish mysticism pillars, lines, ladders by Moshe Idel ( )
8 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ascensions on high took many forms in Jewish mysticism and they permeated most of its history from its inception until Hasidism. Surveys the various categories, with an emphasis on the architectural pictures of the ascent, like the resort to images of pillars, lines, and ladders. Investigates the specific issue of the pillar in Jewish mysticism by comparing it to the archaic resort to pillars recurring in rural societies. Idel resorts to the views of two main Romanian scholars of religion, Culianu and Eliade, and analyzes the emergence of the latter's vision of Judaism on the basis of neglected sources
The mystical experience in Abraham Abulafia by Moshe Idel ( )
9 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and Hebrew and held by 1,421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Golem Jewish magical and mystical traditions on the artificial anthropoid by Moshe Idel ( )
7 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 1,375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Absorbing perfections Kabbalah and interpretation by Moshe Idel ( )
11 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In this wide-ranging discussion of Kabbalah - from the mystical trends of medieval Judaism to modern Hasidism - one of the world's foremost scholars considers different visions of the nature of the sacred text and the methods used to interpret it. Moshe Idel takes as a starting point the fact that the postbiblical Jewish world lost its geographical center with the destruction of the Temple and so was left with a textual center, the Holy Book. Idel argues that a text-oriented religion produced language-centered forms of mysticism."--Jacket
Studies in ecstatic kabbalah by Moshe Idel ( Book )
8 editions published in 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kabbalah and eros by Moshe Idel ( Book )
7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Language, Torah, and hermeneutics in Abraham Abulafia by Moshe Idel ( Book )
9 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and French and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Golem! Danger, deliverance, and art by Emily D Bilski ( Book )
4 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kabbalah in Italy, 1280-1510 : a survey by Moshe Idel ( Book )
8 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This survey of the history of Kabbalah in Italy represents a major contribution from one of the world's foremost Kabbalah scholars. Idel charts the ways that Kabbalistic thought and literature developed in Italy and how its unique geographical situation facilitated the arrival of both Spanish and Byzantine Kabbalah
Mystical union in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam : an ecumenical dialogue by Moshe Idel ( Book )
8 editions published between 1989 and 1999 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Old worlds, new mirrors : on Jewish mysticism and twentieth-century thought by Moshe Idel ( Book )
7 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
There emerged in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries a new Jewish elite, notes Moshe Idel, no longer made up of prophets, priests, kings, or rabbis but of intellectuals and academicians working in secular universities or writing for an audience not defined by any one set of religious beliefs. In Old Worlds, New Mirrors Idel turns his gaze on figures as diverse as Walter Benjamin and Jacques Derrida, Franz Kafka and Franz Rosenzweig, Arnaldo Momigliano and Paul Celan, Abraham Heschel and George Steiner to reflect on their relationships to Judaism in a cosmopolitan, mostly European, context. Idel-himself one of the world's most eminent scholars of Jewish mysticism-focuses in particular on the mystical aspects of his subjects' writings. Avoiding all attempts to discern anything like a single "essence of Judaism" in their works, he nevertheless maintains a sustained effort to illumine especially the Kabbalistic and Hasidic strains of thought these figures would have derived from earlier Jewish sources. Looming large throughout is Gershom Scholem, the thinker who played such a crucial role in establishing the study of Kabbalah as a modern academic discipline and whose influence pervades Idel's own work; indeed, the author observes, much of the book may be seen as a mirror held up to reflect on the broader reception of Scholem's thought. -- Back cover
Ben : sonship and Jewish mysticism by Moshe Idel ( Book )
5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mystical union and monotheistic faith : an ecumenical dialogue ( Book )
2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jewish mystical leaders and leadership in the 13th century by Moshe Idel ( Book )
11 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Saturn's Jews : on the witches' Sabbat and Sabbateanism by Moshe Idel ( Book )
4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Written in the stars : art and symbolism of the zodiac by Iris Fishof ( Book )
4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Studies in the history of Jewish thought by Shlomo Pines ( Book )
7 editions published between 1987 and 1997 in English and French and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
ʾAydel, Mošē, 1947-
Idel, Moché
Idel, Moché, 1947-
Îdel, Moše 1947-
ʾĪdel, Mošeh, 1947-
Idel, Moshe
Idel, Moshé 1947-
Idel, Mosheh
Idel, Mosheh, 1947-
'Iydel, Mošeh.
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אידל, משה
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Languages
English (155)
Hebrew (6)
French (5)
Romanian (2)
Spanish (2)
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