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Title The Christian kabbalah : Jewish mystical books & their Christian interpreters : a symposium / edited by Joseph Dan.

Published Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard College Library, 1997.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  296.16 CHRI    AVAILABLE
Physical description 231 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Notes Includes the catalog of an exhibition held at the Houghton Library, Harvard University, 12 March-26 April 1996, Joseph Dan, curator.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Foreword / Richard Wendorf -- Introduction / Joseph Dan -- The beginnings of the Christian kabbalah / Gershom Scholem -- The kabbalah of Johannes Reuchlin and its historical significance / Joseph Dan -- Francesco Zorzi, a methodical dreamer / Giulio Busi -- Christian kabbalah in the seventeenth century / Klaus Reichert -- Leibniz, Locke, Newton and the kabbalah / Allison P. Coudert -- Jacob Frank as Christian kabbalist / Hillel Levine -- Catalogue of the exhibition in the Houghton Library, 12 March - 26 April 1996 / Joseph Dan.
Summary Renaissance scholars, searching for esoteric and ancient wisdom to confirm the truth of Christianity, fastened on the Jewish kabbalah. The body of ideas emerged, the "Christian kabbalah", made for some remarkable episodes in the history of Jewish-Christian relations, and eventually interested even such unlikely figures as G.W. Leibniz. In this volume are five original papers from a 1996 symposium on this subject convened at the Houghton Library, along with a catalogue of the accompanying exhibition, describing fifty-two manuscript and printed items from Harvard's collections. Also included is the classic 1954 essay of Gershom Scholem, "The Beginnings of the Christian Kabbalah", not previously available in English.
Other author Dan, Joseph, 1935-
Subject Cabala and Christianity -- Congresses.
Cabala and Christianity -- Bibliography -- Exhibitions.
Variant Title Jewish mystical books & their Christian interpreters.
Jewish mystical books and their Christian interpreters.
ISBN 0914630199 (paperback)