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The Sabbatean prophets

Author: Matt Goldish
Publisher: Cambridge, Ma : Harvard University Press, 2004.
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The tale of Shabbatai and his prophets has mainly been explored by specialists in Jewish mysticism. Goldish shifts the focus of Sabbatean studies from the theology of Lurianic Kabbalah to widespread  Read more...


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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Shabbetai Zevi; Shabtai Tsevi; Šabbetay Ṣevî
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Matt Goldish
ISBN: 0674012917 9780674012912
OCLC Number: 186066225
Awards: Nominated for Award for Excellence in the Study of Religion 2004
Nominated for Leo Gershoy Award 2004
Nominated for George L. Mosse Prize 2004
Nominated for Salo Wittmayer Baron Book Prize 2004
Nominated for Roland H. Bainton Book Prize 2005
Nominated for Herbert Baxter Adams Prize 2005
Nominated for Hans Rosenberg Book Prize 2006
Nominated for Award for Excellence in the Study of Religion 2007
Description: xii, 221 s
Contents: Preface Prologue 1. Messianic Prophecy in the Early Modern Context 2. Nathan of Gaza and the Roots of Sabbatean Prophecy 3. From Mystical Vision to Prophetic Explosion 4. Opponents and Observers Respond 5. Prophecy after Shabbatais Apostasy Notes Index
Responsibility: Matt Goldish.


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Goldish looks at the Jewish messianic surge of the 17th century, which culminated with the Sabbatean movement, and places it in a broader multidimensional context...He has produced a well-written, Read more...

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