Kabbalah and Jewish Mysticism

Pages: 224
Subject: Religion: Judaism
Imprint: Oneworld

Kabbalah and Jewish Mysticism

An Introductory Anthology

Dan Cohn-Sherbok

Rabbi Professor Dan Cohn-Sherbok presents the important texts which underpin Kabbalah and Jewish mysticism, providing supporting explanations to help readers unfamiliar with the subject.
9781851684540 (1 Mar 2006)
RRP £9.99 / US$14.95

The Book

Traditionally, 'kabbalah' refers to the teachings of Jewish mystics, their reflections on the Divine and their experiences of God: through Kabbalah, we embark upon a spiritual quest to discover God, our souls and the nature of the world. In this fascinating anthology of Jewish mystical texts, Dan Cohn-Sherbok traces the tradition's development from the early rabbinic period to its present day resurgence.

Beginning with an illuminating introduction to its history, this book presents the important texts which underpin Kabbalah and Jewish mysticism, with supporting explanations provided to help readers unfamiliar with the subject.

Essential for a deep understanding of this esoteric spiritual quest, Kabbalah and Jewish Mysticism will captivate the interested reader and student alike.

Additional Information

Subject Religion: Judaism
Pages 224
Imprint Oneworld


About the Author

Rabbi Professor Dan Cohn-Sherbok is Professor of Judaism at the University of Wales, Lampeter. He is the author of over fifty books including the acclaimed The Palestine Israeli Conflict: A Beginner's Guide, co-authored with Dawoud El-Alami.

Table of Contents

Preface vii Chronological Table ix An Introduction to Jewish Mysticism 1 CHAPTER 1 The Bible and Early Rabbinic Period c1900 BCE- c.CE 900 27 CHAPTER 2 Medieval Jewish Mysticism c.900- c.1300 61 CHAPTER 3 Post- Medieval Mysticism c.1300-c.1750 95 CHAPTER 4 Modern Mysticism c.1750- 20th century 125 CHAPTER 5 Contemporary Kabbalah 21st century 151 Further Reading 169 References 171

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