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From metaphysics to midrash myth, history, and the interpretation of Scripture in Lurianic Kabbala

Author: Shaul Magid; ebrary, Inc.
Publisher: Bloomington Indiana University Press 2008.
Series: Indiana studies in biblical literature
Edition/Format:   Computer file : English : [Online-Ausg.View all editions and formats
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Explores the exegetical tradition of Isaac Luria and his followers within the historical context in 16th-century Safed, a community that brought practitioners of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam into  Read more...

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Document Type: Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Shaul Magid; ebrary, Inc.
ISBN: 0253350883 9780253350886
OCLC Number: 703226944
Reproduction Notes: Online-Ausg.: Palo Alto, Calif. ebrary 2009 Online-Ressource.
Description: xii, 349 p. Ill. 24 cm.
Contents: List of AbbreviationsIntroduction: Kabbala, New Historicism, and the Question of BoundariesThe Lurianic Myth: A Playbill1. Genesis: "And Adam's Sin Was (Very) Great": Original Sin in Lurianic Exegesis; 2. Exodus: The "Other" Israel: The Erev Rav (Mixed Multitude) as Conversos; 3. Leviticus: The Sin of Becoming a Woman: Male Homosexuality and the Castration Complex; 4. Numbers: Balaam, Moses, and the Prophecy of the "Other": A Lurianic Vision for the Erasure of Difference; 5. Deuteronomy: The Human and/as God: Divine Incarnation and the "Image of God"Conclusion
Series Title: Indiana studies in biblical literature
Responsibility: Shaul Magid.

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"A pioneering foray into Lurianic biblical exegesis; nothing like it has been attempted in English before." Alan Cooper, Jewish Theological Seminary

 
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