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Wolfson, Elliot R.

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Works: 57 works in 204 publications in 3 languages and 13,018 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference proceedings  Poetry 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: BM526,
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Publications about Elliot R Wolfson
Publications by Elliot R Wolfson
Most widely held works by Elliot R Wolfson
Through a speculum that shines : vision and imagination in medieval Jewish mysticism by Elliot R Wolfson( Book )
13 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and held by 459 libraries worldwide
A comprehensive treatment of visionary experience in some of the main texts of Jewish mysticism, this book reveals the overwhelmingly visual nature of religious experience in Jewish spirituality from antiquity through the late Middle Ages. Using phenomenological and critical historical tools, Wolfson examines Jewish mystical texts from late antiquity, pre-kabbalistic sources from the tenth to the twelfth centuries, and twelfth- and thirteenth-century kabbalistic literature. His work demonstrates that the sense of sight assumes an epistemic priority in these writings, reflecting and building upon those scriptural passages that affirm the visual nature of revelatory experience. Moreover, the author reveals an androcentric eroticism in the scopic mentality of Jewish mystics, which placed the externalized and representable form, the phallus, at the center of the visual encounter
Language, eros, being : kabbalistic hermeneutics and poetic imagination by Elliot R Wolfson( Book )
14 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 272 libraries worldwide
Not only a study of texts, 'Language, Eros, Being' explores the complex gender symbolism that permeates Kabbalistic literature
Alef, mem, tau : kabbalistic musings on time, truth, and death by Elliot R Wolfson( Book )
10 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 242 libraries worldwide
The time of death does not mark the death of time, but time immortal, the moment of truth that bestows on the truth of the moment an endless beginning of a beginningless end, the truth of death encountered incessantly in retracing steps of time yet to be taken - between, before, beyond."--Jacket
Circle in the square : studies in the use of gender in Kabbalistic symbolism by Elliot R Wolfson( Book )
11 editions published in 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 240 libraries worldwide
This book deals with aspects of the gender imaging of God in a variety of medieval kabbalistic sources. It provides the key to understanding the phenomenological structures of mystical experience as well as the thematic correlation of esotericism and eroticism that is central to the kabbalah. The author examines the role of gender utilizing current feminist studies and cultural anthropology. He explores the themes of the feminization of the Torah, the correlation of circumcision and vision of God, the phallocentric understanding of divine creation as a process of inscription mythologized as an act of sexual self-gratification, and the phenomenon of gender-crossing in kabbalistic myth and ritual. Collectively, the studies explore in great depth the androcentric phallocentrism that is characteristic of medieval Jewish mysticism. -- Back cover
Suffering religion ( Book )
8 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 231 libraries worldwide
"Themes covered include: philosophy's own failure to treat suffering seriously, with special reference to the Jewish tradition; Martin Buber's celebrated interpretations of scriptural suffering; suffering in Kristevan psychoanalysis, focusing on the Christian theology of the cross; the pain of childbirth in a home setting as a religiously significant choice; God's primal suffering in the kabbalistic tradition; and incarnation as a gracious willingness to suffer."--Jacket
Open secret : postmessianic messianism and the mystical revision of Menaḥem Mendel Schneerson by Elliot R Wolfson( Book )
5 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 223 libraries worldwide
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Along the path : studies in Kabbalistic myth, symbolism, and Hermeneutics by Elliot R Wolfson( Book )
11 editions published in 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 212 libraries worldwide
New directions in Jewish philosophy ( Book )
6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 206 libraries worldwide
A dream interpreted within a dream : oneiropoiesis and the prism of imagination by Elliot R Wolfson( Book )
4 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 206 libraries worldwide
Venturing beyond : law and morality in Kabbalistic mysticism by Elliot R Wolfson( Book )
11 editions published in 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 197 libraries worldwide
Are mysticism and morality compatible or at odds with one another? If mystical experience embraces a form of non-dual consciousness, then in such a state of mind, the regulative dichotomy so basic to ethical discretion would seemingly be transcended and the very foundation for ethical decisions undermined. Venturing Beyond - Law and Morality in Kabbalistic Mysticism is an investigation of the relationship of the mystical and moral as it is expressed in the particular tradition of Jewish mysticism known as the Kabbalah. The particular themes discussed include the denigration of the non-Jew as the ontic other in kabbalistic anthropology and the eschatological crossing of that boundary anticipated in the instituition of religious conversion; the overcoming of the distinction between good and evil in the mystical experience of the underlying unity of all things; divine suffering and the ideal of spiritual poverty as the foundation for transmoral ethics and hypernomian lawfulness
The book of the pomegranate = Moses de Leon's Sefer ha-rimmon by Elliot R Wolfson( Book )
11 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in Hebrew and English and held by 182 libraries worldwide
Rending the veil : concealment and secrecy in the history of religions by New York University( Book )
8 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 136 libraries worldwide
Perspectives on Jewish thought and mysticism ( Book )
13 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and French and held by 123 libraries worldwide
Among the important persons whose writings are examined are Maimonides, Gersonides, Abraham Abulafia, Mendelssohn, Leo Strauss, and Altmann himself
Giving beyond the gift : apophasis and overcoming theomania by Elliot R Wolfson( Book )
12 editions published in 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 118 libraries worldwide
This study explores the codependency of monotheism and idolatry by examining the thought of several prominent twentieth-century Jewish philosophers - Hermann Cohen, Martin Buber, Franz Rosenzweig, and Emmanuel Levinas. While all of these thinkers were keenly aware of the pitfalls of scriptural theism, in differing degrees, they each succumbed to the temptation to personify transcendence, even as they tried either to circumvent or to restrain it by apophatically purging kataphatic descriptions of the deity
Footdreams + treetales : ninety-two poems by Elliot R Wolfson( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 104 libraries worldwide
Luminal darkness : imaginal gleanings from Zoharic literature by Elliot R Wolfson( Book )
4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 96 libraries worldwide
Abraham Abulafia--kabbalist and prophet : hermeneutics, theosophy, and theurgy by Elliot R Wolfson( Book )
3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 66 libraries worldwide
Abraham Aboulafia cabaliste et prophète : herméneutique, théosophie et théurgie by Elliot R Wolfson( Book )
3 editions published in 1999 in French and held by 23 libraries worldwide
Studies in medieval Jewish intellectual and social history : festschrift in honor of Robert Chazan by Elliot R Wolfson( Book )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Thirteen leading scholars offer a fresh look at four key topics in medieval Jewish studies: the history of Jewish communities in Western Christendom, Jewish-Christian interactions in medieval Europe, medieval Jewish Biblical exegesis and religious literature, and historical representations of medieval Jewry
Perspectives on Jewish thought and mysticism by Alfred L Ivry( file )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Elliot R. Wolfson Amerikaans schrijver
Elliot R. Wolfson Jewish historian and poet
Wolfson, E. R.
Wolfson, Elliot Reuben
וולפסון, אליוט
וולפסון, אליוט (אפרים) ר.
וולפסון, אפרים ר.
Languages
English (143)
Hebrew (7)
French (4)
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