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Physician of the soul, healer of the cosmos : Isaac Luria and his kabbalistic fellowship

Author: Lawrence Fine
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 2003.
Series: Stanford studies in Jewish history and culture.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is a study of Isaac Luria (1534-72), one of the most remarkable and influential figures of late-medieval and early-modern Jewish mysticism. It looks primarily at Luria as a real historical  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Isaac ben Solomon Luria; Isaac ben Solomon Luria; Isaac ben Solomon Luria
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lawrence Fine
ISBN: 0804738254 9780804738255 0804748268 9780804748261
OCLC Number: 186666509
Description: xiii, 480 s. : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction: embodying the study of Lurianic Kabbalah --
ch. 1. Rabbinical scholar, spice dealer, contemplative ascetic --
ch. 2. Lamenting the exile, striving for redemption --
ch. 3. Saintliness, heavenly communication, and the divinatory arts --
ch. 4. Lurianic myth --
ch. 5. Physician of the soul --
ch. 6. Tiqqun: healing the cosmos through the performance of mitsvot --
ch. 7. Tiqqun: healing the cosmos through contemplative prayer --
ch. 8. Communing with the "very special dead" --
ch. 9. Metempsychosis, mystical fellowship, and Messianic redemption.
Series Title: Stanford studies in Jewish history and culture.
Responsibility: Lawrence Fine.

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