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Kabbalah : a very short introduction

Author: Joseph Dan; Thomson Gale (Firm)
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Oxford University Press, 2007.
Series: Gale virtual reference library.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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 flourished in ancient Judaism in the East, to the use of kabbalistic ideas in the influential modern Jewish religious movement, Hasidism.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Dan, Joseph.
Kabbalah : A Very Short Introduction.
New York : Oxford University Press, ©2006
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Dan; Thomson Gale (Firm)
ISBN: 0195313488 9780195313482 9780190207519 0190207515
OCLC Number: 433312647
Description: 1 online resource (145 pages)
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.
Series Title: Gale virtual reference library.
Responsibility: Joseph Dan.
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"Dan has given us the best concise history of Jewish mysticism.... As a 'very short introduction' to this sublime treasure house, Joseph Dan's book is warmly recommended."--Benjamin Balint, Read more...

 
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