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Mystical resistance : uncovering the Zohar's conversations with Christianity

Author: Ellen Davina Haskell
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, [2016] ©2016
Edition/Format:   eBook : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Mystical Resistance reveals the Kabbalistic masterpiece Sefer ha-Zohar as a rich source for understanding Jewish resistance to Christian authority. Composed against a backdrop of rising religious intolerance, the Zohar's subversive mystical narratives critique the changing relationship between Western Europe's Christian majority and its Jewish minority"--
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ellen Davina Haskell
ISBN: 9780190600433 0190600438
OCLC Number: 1156760820
Description: xii, 235 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: The Zohar beyond theology: uncovering a work of resistance --
1. Contesting the Kingdom of Heaven: Rachel as counterpart to Christ --
2. Cleaving to the other side: conversion to Christianity --
3. A Moses for the idolaters: Balaam as Christ --
4. The ascension of Balaam: subverting Christian sacred stories --
5. In the palace of images: responding to Christian art --
Conclusion: Coercion and creativity: mystical resistance.
Responsibility: Ellen D. Haskell.

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"Mystical Resistance reveals the Kabbalistic masterpiece Sefer ha-Zohar as a rich source for understanding Jewish resistance to Christian authority. Composed against a backdrop of rising religious intolerance, the Zohar's subversive mystical narratives critique the changing relationship between Western Europe's Christian majority and its Jewish minority"--

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