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Author Dweck, Yaacob.

Title The scandal of Kabbalah : Leon Modena, Jewish mysticism, early modern Venice / Yaacob Dweck.

Published Princeton, N.J. ; Oxford : Princeton University Press, [2011]


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Physical description 1 online resource (280 pages) : illustrations.
polychrome rdacc
Series Jews, Christians, and Muslims from the ancient to the modern world.
Jews, Christians, and Muslims from the ancient to the modern world.
Books at JSTOR All Purchased.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-272) and index.
Contents Introduction -- 1. Hebrew manuscripts in an age of print -- 2. Early modern criticism of the Zohar -- 3. Guiding the perplexed -- 4. Safed in Venice -- 5. A Jewish response to Christian Kabbalah -- 6. The afterlife of Ari Nohem -- 7. Kabbalah and scholarship in the nineteenth century -- Epilogue.
Summary The Scandal of Kabbalah is the first book about the origins of a culture war that began in early modern Europe and continues to this day: the debate between kabbalists and their critics on the nature of Judaism and the meaning of religious tradition. From its medieval beginnings as an esoteric form of Jewish mysticism, Kabbalah spread throughout the early modern world and became a central feature of Jewish life. Scholars have long studied the revolutionary impact of Kabbalah, but, as Yaacob Dweck argues, they have misunderstood the character and timing of opposition to it. Drawing on a range o.
Other author JSTOR, issuing body.
Subject Modena, Leone, 1571-1648. Ari nohem.
Cabala -- Controversial literature -- History.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9781400840007 (electronic bk.)
1400840007 (electronic bk.)