Get a FREE Books of the Moment  sampler!
Check Out These
21 Books You’ve Been Meaning to Read
See the List
Best Seller
On the Kabbalah and its Symbolism by Gershom Scholem

On the Kabbalah and its Symbolism

On the Kabbalah and its Symbolism by Gershom Scholem
Paperback
Jan 30, 1996 | 240 Pages
  • Paperback $16.00

    Jan 30, 1996 | 240 Pages

Product Details

Praise

"Along with Scholem’s Major Trends in Jewish Mysticism, this is the standard work in its field."

— Choice

"Comprises some of Scholem’s most broadly conceived intellectual efforts, dealing with such universal issues as creativity and tradition, Scripture and its interpretation, religion and myth, and the nature of religious authority."

— Arthur Green,

Brandeis University

"Makes the intricate and fascinating world of kabbalistic symbol and myth accessible to a wider audience, rendering it in terms that are of interest to contemporary readers."

— Elliot R. Wolfson,New York University

Table Of Contents

Foreword, vii

Introduction, 1

1. Religious Authority and Mysticism, 5

2. The Meaning of the Torah in Jewish Mysticism, 32

3. Kabbalah and Myth, 87

4. Tradition and New Creation in the Ritual of the Kabbalists, 118

5. The Idea of the Golem, 158

Index, 205

Looking for More Great Reads?
Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now
Back to Top