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Word and Image in Medieval Kabbalah

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The Sefer Yetsirah (the Book of Creation ) is a core text of the early kabbalah, yet scholars have struggled to establish even the... Lire la suite
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Description

The Sefer Yetsirah (the Book of Creation ) is a core text of the early kabbalah, yet scholars have struggled to establish even the most basic facts about the work. This project attempts to discover the ways in which diagrams accompanying the text and its commentaries show trends in the development of the kabbalistic tradition as a whole.

'Segol provides a clearly-written guide through the maze of medieval commentaries and modern academic scholarship surrounding the Sefer Yetsirah. With remarkable lucidity, she introduces us to the mind-set of medieval Jews who sought through Hebrew letter combinations, ritualized dance, and the creation of a golem to alter the earthly and divine realms. Readers interested in a central work of medieval mysticism and Kabbalah will welcome this new methodological approach to Sefer Yetsirah, a central though utterly enigmatic classic. Yet, scholars of Religious Studies, even those not versed in medieval literature, will be rewarded by Segol's use of the medieval texts, diagrams, and commentaries as a means to address the larger issues that have shaped academic scholarship, particularly the issues surrounding magic and religion.' - Jody Myers, California State University, Northridge



Auteur
Marla Segol is the Fannie Kestenbaum Paull Professor of Jewish Studies The Institute of Jewish Thought and Heritage at SUNY University at Buffalo.

Contenu
Word and Image in Medieval Kabbalah Situating the Text Genre as Argument in the Sefer Yetsirah : A New Look at its Literary Structure Thinking in Lines and Circles The Letter forms: How did He Combine Them, and Why? Golem Diagrams: Golem-making, Astrology, and Messianism Postscripts to the Golem: Word, Image, and Body

Informations sur le produit

Titre: Word and Image in Medieval Kabbalah
Auteur:
Code EAN: 9781403969743
ISBN: 978-1-4039-6974-3
Format: Livre Relié
Editeur: Springer Palgrave Macmillan
Genre: Histoire
nombre de pages: 197
Poids: 397g
Taille: H14mm x B225mm x T145mm
Année: 2012
Auflage: 2012

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