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Mystical theology and social dissent : the life and works of Judah Loew of Prague

Author: Byron L Sherwin
Publisher: Oxford ; Portland Or. : Littman Library of Jewish Civilization, 2006.
Series: Littman library of Jewish civilization (Series)
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : English : First digital-on-demand editionView all editions and formats
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Loew is known to posterity as the creator of the Golem, an artificial man endowed with superhuman powers. This book not only analyzes the legends and their influence on modern literature and ethics, but also provides a biography the mystical Rabbi.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Sherwin, Byron L.
Mystical theology and social dissent.
Oxford ; Portland Or. : Littman Library of Jewish Civilization, ©2006
(OCoLC)77528132
Named Person: Judah Loew ben Bezalel; Judah Loew ben Bezalel
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Byron L Sherwin
ISBN: 9781909821774 1909821772
OCLC Number: 1040697405
Notes: Originally published by Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, Rutherford, N.J., 1982.
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Rabbi Loew in legend --
Judah Loew and modern Jewish scholarship --
The man behind the legends : the life of Judah Loew --
Judah Loew : writings and sources --
Judah Loew and the Jewish mystical tradition : introductory remarks --
The nature of God --
The nature of the Torah --
Jew and Gentile : theoretical considerations --
Jew and Gentile : Halakhic concretizations --
Man and cosmos : the quest for perfection --
Beyond human perfection : "cleaving" to God --
Messianic redemption --
Mystical theology and social reform --
Conclusion --
Appendix 1. When was Judah Loew born? --
Appendix 2. In what order did Loew write his works? --
Abbreviations.
Series Title: Littman library of Jewish civilization (Series)
Other Titles: Life and works of Judah Loew of Prague
Responsibility: Byron L. Sherwin.

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A lucid study that contextualizes the thinking of a pivotal personality in late medieval European Judaism relative to earlier and later mystical traditions.  Read more...

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