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Jan 27, 2009
| ISBN 9780140437997
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Jan 27, 2009 | ISBN 9780140437997
A comprehensive survey of the Jewish mystical tradition An indispensable guide to thousands of years of spiritual inquiry, The Kabbalistic Tradition features writings from a variety of literary forms-from the earliest biblical sources through twentieth-century studies-as well as practical information and practices for the modern reader. These selections concentrate on the three main areas of Kabbalistic creativity-the literature of Zohar, the Lurianic corpus, and the Chasidic mystical tradition. Alan Unterman’s enlightening introduction examines the unique characteristics of the Kabbalah and places this volume in its proper historical and philosophical context.For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
Alan Unterman is a retired professor of comparative religion at Manchester University. His many books include Historical Dictionary of the Jews and The Kabbalistic Tradition.
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