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All the names of the Lord : lists, mysticism, and magic

Author: Valentina Izmirlieva
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2008.
Series: Studies of the Harriman Institute.
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The Christian God has at once all names and no name. To explore this conflict, the author here examines two lists of God's names - one from 'The Divine Names', the classic treaty by Pseudo-Dionysus, and the other from 'The 72 Names of the Lord' an amulet whose history binds together the Kabbalah and Christianity.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Izmirlieva, Valentina.
All the names of the Lord.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2008
(DLC) 2007044616
(OCoLC)176979666
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Valentina Izmirlieva
ISBN: 9780226388724 0226388727 1281957208 9781281957207
OCLC Number: 309232677
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 238 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: The claim of theology : "nameless and of every name" --
The divine names and Dionysius the areopagite --
Myth and mystification --
The exegetes --
The translators --
Disputed authorship and indisputable authority --
Back to the sources --
The Bible and the name --
The trouble with logos --
The two roads, or the nature of divine names --
The synthesis of Dionysius --
The Dionysian vision --
The theological project --
United differentiations --
A hierarchy of names --
Nameless and of every name --
Theory and practice --
Biblical exegesis --
The proper name of God is a list --
Listing the names of God --
A magical alternative : the 72 names of God --
How many are the names of God? --
The number of God's names --
The larger context --
The synonymy of 72 and 70 --
A body of 72 parts and the 72 diseases --
An apostle for every nation --
The division of the languages at Babel --
The Septuagint --
The 72 Disciples of Christ --
The ideal quorum --
The peculiar codex Jerusalem 22 --
The facts --
A kabbalistic hypothesis --
The Balkan context --
Three possible kabbalistic indices --
The emphasis on 72 --
Kabbalah and the world of 72 parts --
Christian culture and the 72 names --
Kabbalah in Christian garb --
The Christian amulet east and west --
Printing and the career of the slavonic text --
The miscellany for travelers and the remaking of the text --
The spectacular aftermath --
Building textual affinities --
Commercial success --
The Abagar of Philip Stanislavov.
Series Title: Studies of the Harriman Institute.
Responsibility: Valentina Izmirlieva.

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Christians face a conundrum when it comes to naming God, for if God is unnameable, as theologians maintain, he can also be called by every name. This title examines two lists of God's names: one from  Read more...
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"One of the rare books that will redefine a field. Izmirlieva's scholarship and erudition are virtuosic. She brings out beautifully the tension between the desire to submit and to control, to Read more...

 
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