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Kabbalah : a very short introduction

Author: Joseph Dan
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2007, ©2006.
Series: Very short introductions.
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An account of Kabbalah and its impact outside of Judaism offers a concise and highly accurate look at the history and character of the various systems developed by the adherents of the Kabbalah.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Dan
ISBN: 9780195327052 0195327055
OCLC Number: 232876035
Notes: Reprint. Originally published: 2006.
Description: xii, 130 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.
Contents: Kabbalah : the term and its meanings --
Ancient Jewish mysticism and the emergence of Kabbalah --
The Kabbalah in the Middle Ages --
Main ideas of the medieval Kabbalah --
Modern times I : the Christian Kabbalah --
Modern times II : Safed and the Lurianic Kabbalah --
Modern times III : the Sabbatian Messianic movement --
Modern and contemporary Hasidism --
Some aspects of contemporary Kabbalah.
Series Title: Very short introductions.
Responsibility: Joseph Dan.

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