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Wolfson, Elliot R.

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Works: 46 works in 158 publications in 3 languages and 9,542 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference proceedings 
Roles: Editor, Author of introduction, Creator
Classifications: BM526, 296.16
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Publications about Elliot R Wolfson
Publications by Elliot R Wolfson
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Most widely held works by Elliot R Wolfson
Circle in the square studies in the use of gender in Kabbalistic symbolism by Elliot R Wolfson( file )
6 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 1,254 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
Along the path studies in Kabbalistic myth, symbolism, and Hermeneutics by Elliot R Wolfson( file )
5 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 1,250 libraries worldwide
Alef, mem, tau kabbalistic musings on time, truth, and death by Elliot R Wolfson( file )
7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,171 libraries worldwide
This highly original, provocative, and poetic work explores the nexus of time, truth, and death in the symbolic world of medieval kabbalah
Language, eros, being kabbalistic hermeneutics and poetic imagination by Elliot R Wolfson( file )
11 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 757 libraries worldwide
Not only a study of texts, 'Language, Eros, Being' explores the complex gender symbolism that permeates Kabbalistic literature
Venturing beyond law and morality in Kabbalistic mysticism by Elliot R Wolfson( file )
9 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 748 libraries worldwide
Are mysticism and morality compatible or at odds with one another? 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. - ;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. Ventu
Rending the veil concealment and secrecy in the history of religions by New York University Conference in Comparative Religions( file )
10 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 672 libraries worldwide
Open secret postmessianic messianism and the mystical revision of Menahẹm Mendel Schneerson by Elliot R Wolfson( Computer File )
6 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 629 libraries worldwide
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Suffering religion by Robert Gibbs( Book )
9 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 448 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."--BOOK JACKET
Through a speculum that shines : vision and imagination in medieval Jewish mysticism by Elliot R Wolfson( Book )
10 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and held by 445 libraries worldwide
In the visionary experience, as Wolfson describes it, imagination serves a primary function, transmuting sensory data and rational concepts into symbols of those things beyond sense and reason. In this view, the experience of a vision is inseparable from the process of interpretation. Fundamentally challenging the conventional distinction between experience and exegesis, revelation and interpretation, Wolfson argues that for the mystics themselves, the study of texts occasioned a visual experience of the divine located in the imagination of the mystical interpreter. Thus he shows how Jewish mystics preserved the invisible transcendence of God without doing away with the visual dimension of belief
New directions in Jewish philosophy ( Book )
5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 199 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 192 libraries worldwide
The book of the pomegranate = Moses de Leon's Sefer ha-rimmon by Elliot R Wolfson( Book )
3 editions published in 1988 in English and Hebrew and held by 161 libraries worldwide
Perspectives on Jewish thought and mysticism ( Book )
9 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and French and held by 119 libraries worldwide
Presented are essays which touch upon the many areas of Altmanns' interests: from early rabbinic mystical texts to contemporary theological investigations
Studies in medieval Jewish intellectual and social history festschrift in honor of Robert Chazan ( file )
7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 116 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
Luminal darkness : imaginal gleanings from Zoharic literature by Elliot R Wolfson( Book )
4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 112 libraries worldwide
Footdreams + treetales : ninety-two poems by Elliot R Wolfson( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 104 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 64 libraries worldwide
Pathwings : philosophic & poetic reflections on the hermeneutics of time and language by Elliot R Wolfson( Book )
3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 21 libraries worldwide
These new essays and poems by a leading scholar of Jewish mysticism explore the connections between sexuality, divinity, and textuality. The author works with topics such as the gender of the Godhead, Apocalypse in the Kabbalah, the suffering of God, the hermeneutics of visionary experience, addressing them through the dual - and here, interdependent - mediums of scholarly writing and visionary poetry. The poems and essays reverberate with one another, creating a resonance that reinforces the depth and originality of Wolfson's thought, and shedding new light on the Jewish spiritual experience. --Barrytown / Station Hill Press
Abraham Aboulafia cabaliste et prophète : herméneutique, théosophie et théurgie by Elliot R Wolfson( Book )
2 editions published in 1999 in French and held by 21 libraries worldwide
The book of the pomegranate : Moses De Leon's Sefer ha-rimmon by Moses ben Shem Tov( Book )
5 editions published in 1988 in Hebrew and English and held by 14 libraries worldwide
 
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Wolfson, E. R.
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English (117)
Hebrew (4)
French (3)
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