Kabbalah and Modernity: Interpretations, Transformations,

Kabbalah and Modernity: Interpretations, Transformations, Adaptations The persistence of kabbalistic groups in the twentieth century has largely been ignored or underestimated by scholars of religion Only recently have scholars began to turn their attention to the many facetted roles that kabbalistic doctrines and schools have played in nineteenth and twentieth century culture Often, and necessarily, this new interest and openness went along with a contextualization and re valuation of earlier scholarly approaches to kabbalah This volume brings together leading representatives of this ongoing debate in order to break new ground for a better understanding and conceptualization of the role of kabbalah in modern religious, intellectual, and political discourse Great anthology, concentratingon the modern developments of kabbalah outside of israel Much recommended for everyone in this field. I think this was a wonderful collection of essays While I was already familiar with the subject material, I did not even know how familiar it really was to me A few of the essays one in particular found in the later half of the book towards the 200s section really provided a new perspective on familiar subject material for me It would be interesting to re read the book and look up some of the citations in it.The author often cited people like the Maggid of Mezeritch and historically speakin I think this was a wonderful collection of essays While I was already familiar with the subject material, I did not even know how familiar it really was to me A few of the essays one in particular found in the later half of the book towards the 200s section really provided a new perspective on familiar subject material for me It would be interesting to re read the book and look up some of the citations in it.The author often cited people like the Maggid of Mezeritch and historically speaking, it is hard to tell if the citations are reliable Despite that, I am not ruling out the idea that there may be copies of the sermons of Dov Ber of Mezeritch somewhere I just wonder if such citations are available to me or if I could find them

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *