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Kabbalah : a very short introduction

Author: Joseph Dan
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In Kabbalah, Joseph Dan debunks the myths surrounding modern Kabbalistic practice, offering an engaging and dependable account of this traditional Jewish religious phenomenon and its impact outside of Judaism."--BOOK JACKET.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Dan
ISBN: 9780195300345 0195300343
OCLC Number: 60664380
Description: xi, 130 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Contents: Kabbalah: the term and its meanings --
Ancient Jewish mysticism and the emergence of the 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.
Responsibility: Joseph Dan.
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Showcases the relationship between Kabbalah and Christianity on the one hand and New Age religion on the other. This work provides historical background, ranging from the mystical groups that  Read more...

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