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Secret Groups in Ancient Judaism

  • Livre Relié
  • 208 Nombre de pages
ZusatztextIn this brilliant new study, Michael Stone does what he does best: He has chosen a topic that has already received a fai... Lire la suite
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Zusatztext
In this brilliant new study, Michael Stone does what he does best: He has chosen a topic that has already received a fair amount of attention...and gives it a new twist. Instead of going with the familiar labels of 'sectarian' versus 'mainstream/normative,' Stone chooses to focus on 'secrecy' as his operating category. The Yahad Community at Qumran, the Essenes, and Philo's Therapeutae were all secret societies concerned with the cultivation and transmission of esoteric knowledge and practice. With unparalleled erudition, Stone draws on various academic fields of study, with which he remains in constant conversation. The result is another creative, insightful, and beautifully written work from one of the premier scholars alive today. When Stone has introduced new categories and ways of thinking in the past, others have followed suit... Another triumph.

Informationen zum Autor
Michael Stone is the Gail Levin de Nur Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies and Professor Emeritus of Armenian Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is the author or editor of nearly 60 books, including Adamgirk`: The Adam book of Arak`el of Siwnik` (Oxford University Press, 2007).

Zusammenfassung
Secret Groups in Ancient Judaism investigates the existence of secret societies in Ancient Judaism that cultivated and transmitted esoteric knowledge. Michael Stone sheds new light on these groups' purpose and function, and illuminates their structure and self-consciousness.



In this brilliant new study, Michael Stone does what he does best: He has chosen a topic that has already received a fair amount of attention...and gives it a new twist. Instead of going with the familiar labels of 'sectarian' versus 'mainstream/normative,' Stone chooses to focus on 'secrecy' as his operating category. The Yahad Community at Qumran, the Essenes, and Philo's Therapeutae were all secret societies concerned with the cultivation and transmission of esoteric knowledge and practice. With unparalleled erudition, Stone draws on various academic fields of study, with which he remains in constant conversation. The result is another creative, insightful, and beautifully written work from one of the premier scholars alive today. When Stone has introduced new categories and ways of thinking in the past, others have followed suit... Another triumph.

Auteur
Michael Stone is the Gail Levin de Nur Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies and Professor Emeritus of Armenian Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is the author or editor of nearly 60 books, including Adamgirk`: The Adam book of Arak`el of Siwnik` (Oxford University Press, 2007).

Résumé
Secret Groups in Ancient Judaism investigates the existence of secret societies in Ancient Judaism that cultivated and transmitted esoteric knowledge. Michael Stone sheds new light on these groups' purpose and function, and illuminates their structure and self-consciousness.

Détails sur le produit

Titre: Secret Groups in Ancient Judaism
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Code EAN: 9780190842383
ISBN: 978-0-19-084238-3
Format: Livre Relié
Editeur: Oxford University Press
Genre: Religion et théologie
nombre de pages: 208
Poids: g
Taille: H210mm x B140mm
Année: 2017